Actors always find themselves in interesting situations on the job. Often comedic actors and actresses are the ones to be in the most outrageous predicaments. Jim Carrey coming out of a rhino’s butt in ‘Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls’ comes to mind, but apparently we almost saw Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard end up in an equally shitty situation in ‘Jurassic World.’.
In a recent interview with Collider, Howard spoke about a deleted scene from Colin Trevorrow’s newly released blockbuster that saw her character Claire and Pratt’s Owen covered in dinosaur feces. It was all shot and everything, however, the scene went down the toilet during post since it disrupted the film’s tension. The actress doesn’t hold anything against her director though:
“I get it completely, because this movie is action-packed and it’s exactly 2 hours, and it was more of a scene where it was funny and there were a lot of moments of humor in terms of behavior and our characters’ personalities really came out, but there’s not a lot of tension and this movie is so suspenseful and so tense, and so it’s a bit of a balancing act where you need to just figure out like, ‘Okay, given all these plates that we’re spinning, what’s gonna keep the tension moving along?’ I think that might have been one of the only scenes that was even cut though. I mean, the movie is what the script was. This is what Colin envisioned from the beginning, which was really impressive. So yeah, I wasn’t surprised that that was left out, and that’s gonna be kind of like a fun thing on the Blu-ray, you know?”
This franchise is no stranger to toilet humor, but no joke, I don’t even know if I’d be as understanding as Bryce Dallas Howard if I had to do an entire scene in dino excrement. Although if it compromised the movie’s pacing, I’m glad that they left it out and I’m looking forward to seeing it on the home video release.
‘Jurassic World’ starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Omar Sy, Judy Greer, and B.D. Wong is in theaters now.