While speaking with Collider about The Promise, his latest film, actor James Cromwell took a few moments to tease J.A. Bayona's Jurassic World 2, including his experiences on set thus far and what it was like for him jumping into such a big budget project.
"The prop people have made wonderful things. The set people have made wonderful things. There’s just so much money and so much power and so much prestige. It’s Jurassic Park. It’s unreal. And then, you do your work and, instead of doing it in a room, you’re doing it in a football field sized set with real recreations of dinosaurs. We had three full-sized dinosaur bone replicas that came from a museum in America, and five other heads."
Cromwell went on to mention that, despite the movie's large budget, Bayona was still forced to fight for some creative freedoms while making the movie.
"Money is no object. You take your time and do whatever you need to do. The director, bless his heart, was trying to fight off all of the executives. I probably shouldn’t say that."
Cromwell went on to discuss his experience working with Bayona, including the filming of a scene that required his character to cry.
"He’s wonderful. I liked him a lot. He does some very strange things. At one point, my character is supposed to care about this thing, and I was doing my caring bit. He came over to me and said, “If you want to break down and cry, you can do that.” I thought, “Oh, really? Thanks! What am I crying about?” And Geraldine Chaplin, who has made three or four pictures with him, said, “Did he ask you to cry? He always asks you to cry!” He evidently has a little recipe book of things to do to heighten an actor."
It's still unknown who James Cromwell is playing in Jurassic World 2. Giving the emotional scene mentioned above, perhaps he is a sympathetic dinosaur enthusiast looking to mount that rumoured rescue mission to Isla Nublar to help the dinosaurs.
Whatever the case may be, we can't wait to learn more!
Starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, B.D. Wong, James Cromwell, Geraldine Chaplin, Justice Smith and Ted Levine, Jurassic World 2 stomps into theatres next summer!
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