Jurassic World Dominion star Isabella Sermon chats about who she relates to from the legacy cast and what other franchises she’d like to join.
Jurassic World Dominion has seen its cast member grow up over the course of three films, and this weekend it finally graduates them from the current chapter of the dinosaur franchise. With Thursday previews up shooting up further than expected, it’s clear fans are excited to see not only the return of Jurassic World director and co-writer Colin Trevorrow but also a reunion between the Jurassic Park cast members.
Claire Dearing, Maisie Lockwood, and Owen Grady – played by Bryce Dallas Howard, Isabella Sermon, and Chris Pratt respectively – got to meet and spend time with the legendary triumvirate who came before them: Jeff Goldblum as Ian Malcolm, who previously made a minor appearance in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomwas joined by Sam Neill as Alan Grant and Laura Dern as Ellie Sattler.
Screen Rant spoke to Sermon about which legacy cast member she feels most connected to, her most memorable moment involving s’mores, and what other franchises she’d like to join.
ScreenRant: I can’t believe we’re at the end of the Jurassic World trilogy. It was such a moment to see, all these generations coming together with the legacy cast. Everyone has their counterparts of who they’re like, but behind the scenes, who did you feel you were most like in real life?
Isabella Sermon: Oh, that’s a really good question. I guess I’m a bit similar to Dr. Ellie Sattler. I feel like I’m promoting myself there, but I think she’s very curious and she’s very determined, which is something that I would say that I am similar to. And I think she’s also very passionate about what she does, which I think I would also say she I’m similar to.
Everybody was essentially living together while filming this movie. Were you a part of that, and do you have a most memorable moment filming on set with these people?
Isabella Sermon: Yeah, I was a part of that. We were living in this hotel, which was about five minutes away from the studio where we were filming. And it was crazy, because it’s completely unlike any film experience that probably anyone is ever gonna have. Because we were all just living in this hotel together for four months, like one massive, 30-person family.
But I think one of my most memorable stories from filming was this scene that comes near the end of the film. It was with Chris, Bryce and I, and we’re all sitting around a campfire making s’mores. As a Brit, I’m not certain on how you make s’mores. I don’t make them a lot. I had to have Chris, Bryce and Colin teach me how to do it.
They started rolling the cameras, and I was trying so hard not to mess up making the s’mores, because I wanted to do it right for the take. And I also didn’t want to make a fool of myself. I was making this s’mores, and I put it in my mouth to eat it. It just burst all over my face; I got marshmallows everywhere. It was so funny, and I think we definitely caught it on camera.
Since this is the end of the trilogy, what is your number one keepsake that you have from making this movie?
Isabella Sermon: Well, I actually have a pair of Maisie’s jeans, and they’re my favorite jeans. I wear them all the time; they’re just so comfortable. I’m so glad that I kept them.
If I could have taken a dinosaur, I would have. But I feel like they’d be a bit big to smuggle home with me.
You were part of the Jurassic franchise. If you could be a part of any other franchise in the world, which one would you want to be a part of?
Isabella Sermon: I do quite like Marvel. I think Marvel’s great. Yeah, I could do that.
Or Star Wars – especially Attack of the Clones and stuff. Such a good one.
Jurassic World Dominion Synopsis
The future of mankind hangs in the balance as humans and dinosaurs coexist following the destruction of Isla Nublar.
Check out our interview with Jurassic World Dominion stars Chris Pratt & Bryce Dallas Howard, Laura Dern, Mamoudou Athie, DeWanda Wise and Jeff Goldblum, as well as director Colin Trevorrow.
More: Dominion’s New Maisie Origin Story Is A Massive Jurassic World Retcon
- Jurassic World: Dominion (2022)Release date: Jun 10, 2022
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