‘Jurassic World’: Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins on Joining the Legacy of ‘Jurassic Park’

     October 26, 2015

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With Jurassic World, writer-director Colin Trevorrow had a challenging task; make a film that satisfied the OG Jurassic Park fans — who were decidedly unsatisfied by the Jurassic sequels to date — while roping in a new generation of movie goers at the same time. The folks who related to Tim and Lex back in 1993 now have a lot more in common with Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), but Jurassic World needed a pair of wide-eyed youngsters for that new generation. Enter Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson, who play Jurassic World’s new duo of disparate siblings caught up in prehistoric chaos.

In anticipation of Jurassic World‘s home video release, I  recently visited the sets in Oahu, Hawaii, where many of the movie’s key sequences were filmed. While there, I spoke with Robinson and Simpkins about stepping into the legacy of Jurassic Park. We also discussed their favorite on-set memories, re-creating an iconic scene from the original film, working with the special effects, and more. Watch what they had to say below, and click here to check out my interview with Bryce Dallas Howard, or here for my interview with B.D. Wong.

Ty Simpkins and Nick Robinson:

  • Were they fans of the original film or did they have to do some research when they got the roles?
  • When they shot the gyrosphere scene did they feel the pressure of recreating such an iconic moment?
  • What was their experience like working with the various dinosaur effects techniques?
  • Talk about working with the dancers who portrayed the raptors
  • Recall their most amazing on-set moments during filming.
  • Why is Colin Trevorrow the right guy to take on major sequels like Jurassic World and Star Wars: Episode IX?


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Jurassic World is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD. Here’s the official synopsis.

The Jurassic Worldtheme park lets guests experience the thrill of witnessing actual dinosaurs, but something ferocious lurks behind the park’s attractions – a genetically modified dinosaur with savage capabilities. When the massive creature escapes, chaos erupts across the island. Now it’s up to Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) to save the park’s tourists from an all-out prehistoric assault.


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