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LGBT+ Scene Gets Cut from Latest Jurassic World

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The latest installment in the Jurassic Park reboot, Jurassic world 2: Fallen Kingdom has cut a key scene from the film that revealed paleo-veterinarian Dr. Zia Rodriguez (played by Daniella Pineda) as a lesbian.

31-year-old Pineda explained in a recent interview that her character was meant to comment on her sexuality in an offhand comment about fellow star Chris Pratt’s character Owen.

“I look at Chris and I’m like, ‘Yeah, square jaw, good bone structure, tall, muscles,’” Pineda says.

“‘I don’t date men, but if I did, it would be you. It would gross me out, but I’d do it.’”

Pineda adds, “I love that I’m looking at Chris Pratt, the hottest guy in the world, and I’m like, ‘It would gross me out, but I guess I would do it!’ It was also cool, because it was a little insight into my character. But they cut it.”

According to Pineda, the scene was cut “for the sake of time” and because it “wasn’t relevant to the story.”

Watch the trailer for Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom on express below:

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