Sam Neill excited to finally begin filming Jurassic World: Dominion

Sam Neill is excited to finally begin filming Jurassic World: Dominion.Production on the movie in the U.K. was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in March, but the Colin Trevorrow-directed blockbuster resumed shooting last month, with stars incl…

Sam Neill is excited to finally begin filming Jurassic World: Dominion.

Production on the movie in the U.K. was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic in March, but the Colin Trevorrow-directed blockbuster resumed shooting last month, with stars including Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard sharing snaps from the set at Pinewood Studios outside of London.

New Zealand-based actor Neill has been in quarantine for 14 days, as previously requested by the British government to keep Covid-19 outbreaks under control, and now he’s raring to go as he reprises his role as palaeontologist Dr. Alan Grant in the sixth instalment in the dinosaur franchise.

“Hold onto your hats- gettin’ my old one back on this week , and facing off dinosaurs once again. Best yet .Excited and terrified- these things will kill ya. With @LauraDern @BryceDHoward @prattprattpratt #JeffGoldblum @colintrevorrow I’m obviously a little more …grizzled now..” he wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

“Tomorrow I’m back in The Grant Hat and into the Whole Jurassic World. Terror knows no bounds,” Neill also shared on Instagram, alongside a snap of him on the set of the 1993 movie wearing his character’s fedora.

His fellow original Jurassic Park co-stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum are also reprising their roles for the upcoming blockbuster, and Oscar winner Dern took to Instagram to share her joy at playing Dr. Ellie Sattler once again.

“In quarantine getting ready to get back to work. #jurassicworlddominion,” she recently posted on Instagram, alongside a picture of her very own Ellie Sattler action figure.

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Pierpaolo Piccioli shares images of A-list #ValentinoEmpathy campaign

Pierpaolo Piccioli has unveiled his all-star Valentino Fall 2020 campaign.It was revealed in April that the creative director had assembled some of the biggest names in Hollywood, fashion and art for his #ValentinoEmpathy adverts, including Laura Dern,…

Pierpaolo Piccioli has unveiled his all-star Valentino Fall 2020 campaign.

It was revealed in April that the creative director had assembled some of the biggest names in Hollywood, fashion and art for his #ValentinoEmpathy adverts, including Laura Dern, Frances McDormand, Naomi Campbell, Gwyneth Paltrow, Adut Akech, Anwar Hadid, Christy Turlington, Rafferty Law, Janet Mock, and Vittoria Ceretti, among others.

He has now shared numerous images on his personal Instagram page, as well as lengthy statements about the origins of the campaign, including details of the charitable donation all the stars have made.

“A completely new emotional experience,” Piccioli began alongside the first photo he shared, of model Akech. “A universal connection, without being physically connected. For my Women’s and Men’s Fall/Winter 2020-21 Campaign, I have involved some of my friends in a new type of project. #ValentinoEmpathy brings personality and intimacy to the forefront, through a series of portraits of people I love, shot by their loved ones. Each of the talents have decided to donate their fee, resulting in a 1 million EUR donation to Hospital Lazzaro Spallanzani, the Italian Hub fighting against COVID-19.”

He went on to upload photos of Campbell, Dern, Ceretti, models Laetitia Casta and Leon Dame, Spanish actress Rossy de Palma, and Italian rapper Ghali.

“A single image can be shot in countless ways,” Piccioli added next to Ghali’s portrait. “For #ValentinoEmpathy, each person in the campaign is a dear friend, and was photographed by someone close to them. No professional shoot, nothing that wasn’t just real. It makes for many different narratives, revealing the story that each person wants to tell.”

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Jeff Goldblum feels safe returning to Jurassic World set

Jeff Goldblum has stated that Universal has gone out of its way to make the cast and crew of Jurassic World: Dominion feel safe, as the production resumes amid the coronavirus pandemic.The actor told Entertainment Tonight that filming for Jurassic Worl…

Jeff Goldblum has stated that Universal has gone out of its way to make the cast and crew of Jurassic World: Dominion feel safe, as the production resumes amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The actor told Entertainment Tonight that filming for Jurassic World is shortly due to recommence and that there are ‘protocols galore’, to ensure the risk of being on set is reduced.

“We’re going to be very safe, I think,” Goldblum said via video chat, “we’re going to shoot Jurassic World.”

Production on the sixth instalment of the Jurassic Park franchise was paused in March with the onset of the pandemic, 4-weeks into its planned 20-week schedule.

Goldblum said he felt reassured by an extensive briefing which outlined the safety precautions: “They gave us 109 pages. They invested all their heart and soul, and a lot of money, into making sure that we’re safe,” he explained.

Cast and crew will be quarantined together, Goldblum continued, “in a kind of a bubble, all the crew and all the cast. And testing and everything.”

“We know it’s a risky time, but we feel it’s good,” he added.

“Sam Neill’s there and Laura Dern and Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard; Colin Trevorrow’s directing, and there are gonna be some dinosaurs,” he smiled.

Deadline has reported that Universal spent over $5 million (£4 million) implementing the health measures.

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Universal denies halting production on Jurassic World: Dominion over positive Covid-19 tests

A Universal Pictures representative has denied halting production on Jurassic World: Dominion due to crewmembers testing positive for Covid-19. The third instalment in the Jurassic World franchise became the first movie to resume filming in the U.K. f…

A Universal Pictures representative has denied halting production on Jurassic World: Dominion due to crewmembers testing positive for Covid-19.

The third instalment in the Jurassic World franchise became the first movie to resume filming in the U.K. following the coronavirus lockdown when the cast and crew went back to set at Pinewood Studios outside of London at the start of last week.

However, it was reported by Britain’s The Sun newspaper on Friday that production had already been forced to shut down due to positive Covid-19 tests among the crew.

A representative for Universal, the studio behind the movie, denied the report in a statement to Variety.

“Any reports indicating that Jurassic World: Dominion has halted production are categorically untrue,” said the spokesperson. “The production is in its fifth day of shooting today, and we’re thrilled to be back in front of the camera on this incredible project.”

The movie, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, alongside original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum, was four weeks into its 20-week production when filming first shut down in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Variety reported that Universal would be implementing new safety procedures to keep the Pinewood Studios set free from Covid-19, with a $5 million (£4 million) testing operation in place.

However, despite the fact that the British government has waived quarantine restrictions for those working on major Hollywood productions in the country in a bid to let shoots get underway as quickly as possible, 72-year-old star Neill has decided to spend 14 days in quarantine following his arrival from New Zealand, with him telling The Guardian, “I feel it’s incumbent upon me to do so. It’s only fair.”

The movie is set to hit cinemas in June 2021.

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Colin Trevorrow: ‘Lockdown worked to our advantage on Jurassic World: Dominion’

Colin Trevorrow thinks the global coronavirus lockdown has had a positive effect on his movie, Jurassic World: Dominion.The director had been shooting the follow-up to 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard,…

Colin Trevorrow thinks the global coronavirus lockdown has had a positive effect on his movie, Jurassic World: Dominion.

The director had been shooting the follow-up to 2018’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, for four weeks in the U.K. when the Covid-19 outbreak struck, and film sets across the world were immediately shut down.

Trevorrow and his star-studded cast are heading back to work at Pinewood Studios near London after more than three months on hiatus, and the filmmaker revealed that the break has in fact helped him.

“For many of us, Dominion was already the biggest creative challenge of our lives, before the lockdown,” he told Empire magazine. “The shooting schedule really worked to our advantage – the first four weeks we put to film were mostly sequences with dinosaurs in them.

“So that allowed us to get a head start on VFX (visual effects) and workshop some of the newer elements without the pressure of a looming deadline.”

Trevorrow also said that he’s confident the new health and safety guidelines will keep the cast and crew members safe on set of the third movie in the Jurassic World franchise, but noted that it might take a while to get used to the new normal.

“The hard part will be constructing a creative environment within all the precautions. Once the cameras roll, we have to forget our world and live in the world of the movie. That may take some practice,” he confessed.

Dominion will also see original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern reprise their roles, and Trevorrow is excited to get going.

“I’ve been really moved by the way everyone has shown support for each other,” he shared. “We’re all fired up to get back to work. This is what we do, and we’re all eager to get back out there and do it.”

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Sam Neill teases Jurassic World: Dominion details

Sam Neill has delighted fans by revealing his role in Jurassic World: Dominion is more than just a cameo.The 72-year-old is reprising his role as palaeontologist Dr. Alan Grant, who was last seen in 2001’s Jurassic Park III, in the upcoming dinosaur …

Sam Neill has delighted fans by revealing his role in Jurassic World: Dominion is more than just a cameo.

The 72-year-old is reprising his role as palaeontologist Dr. Alan Grant, who was last seen in 2001’s Jurassic Park III, in the upcoming dinosaur blockbuster, alongside fellow originals Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern.

And in a recent interview with Yahoo Movies U.K., he excited film fans by confirming the trio will be making more than just a fleeting appearance.

“We’re all the way through the film, Jeff, and me, and Laura,” Neill explained, as he confessed he “probably won’t be running quite as fast as I was 27 years ago!”

Elsewhere in the interview, Neill said he was excited to resume filming the third instalment in the Jurassic World franchise, after it was shutdown amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

He explained that he and three of his co-stars are still in the midst of their required 14-day quarantine after landing in the U.K. late last month, and he hopes to begin shooting “in about 10 days”.

“We’re all going to be living in the same joint for three or four months, so that’s going to be fun,” he said, noting that the entire cast and crew, including Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, will be isolating together when production starts at Pinewood Studios on 6 July. “And everybody loves Chris and Bryce as well, so I think we’ll be a very happy bunch.”

Pratt confirmed he is in London and preparing to get back on set during a phone call with a competition winner.

The 41-year-old told the fan, who won the chance to be eaten by a CGI dinosaur in Jurassic World: Dominion, he was holding up fine during the required 14-day quarantine.

“I’m doing well,” Pratt shared. “I’m back in London currently. We’re back in production on Jurassic World: Dominion.”

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Laura Dern turning to transcendental meditation to ease lockdown worries

Laura Dern is turning to transcendental meditation to ease her stress and anxiety during lockdown.The Oscar-winning actress has long been a fan of the mindfulness practice, and said that it has been helping her to relax amid the uncertainty of the ongo…

Laura Dern is turning to transcendental meditation to ease her stress and anxiety during lockdown.

The Oscar-winning actress has long been a fan of the mindfulness practice, and said that it has been helping her to relax amid the uncertainty of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“When I’ve been consistent, meditation has been a wonderful part of my life’s practice,” Dern told Mind Body Green. “Exercise has come in different forms – be it yoga or more physical training for a film.”

“I think I’ve dug deeper with myself and (my kids) to really look at what works for each of us individually and what changes not only our health and our stamina but also our mood,” she added.

She’s now enjoying a renewed appreciation for the outdoors, and has been encouraging her children – son Ellery and daughter Jaya – to take long walks with her on a daily basis.

“For those of us in urban environments in which there have been larger spikes and numbers in terms of Covid-19, taking the time to find nature is a privilege,” Dern explained. “Now I don’t have to beg my kids to walk the dog, because they need it as much as the dog does – to get some fresh air and feel the sun. We’re lucky to go to a hiking trail or a park now that they’ve reopened – it really makes a difference.”

And the Big Little Lies star acknowledged the ongoing protests over racial inequality in the U.S., following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white police officer, have affected her perception of self-care.

“Marching in the street, making it matter, and not stopping until everyone is treated justly and with respect is self-care,” the 53-year-old stated.

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Sam Neill excited to resume filming Jurassic World: Dominion

Sam Neill is “very excited” to head to the U.K. and resume filming Jurassic World: Dominion.The 72-year-old actor is reprising his role as Dr. Alan Grant, alongside fellow original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, for the upcoming dino…

Sam Neill is “very excited” to head to the U.K. and resume filming Jurassic World: Dominion.

The 72-year-old actor is reprising his role as Dr. Alan Grant, alongside fellow original Jurassic Park stars Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, for the upcoming dinosaur blockbuster.

Back in March, production on the third film in the Jurassic World franchise, directed by Colin Trevorrow, was shut down only four weeks into the shoot after the coronavirus pandemic struck. It was announced earlier this month that it would be the first major studio blockbuster to resume production in the U.K., with filming set to begin at Pinewood Studios on 6 July in accordance with new social distancing guidelines.

Neill has confirmed he will be heading to England soon and is looking forward to reuniting with Dern and Goldblum.

“We are about to begin again and I should be in the United Kingdom all things being equal in a couple of weeks. And we’re gonna be at Pinewood working under very strict protocols,” he explained during a recent interview on ITV talk show This Morning. “We’ll be breaking new ground, in fact. I think we’re the first big film to get back into production and it’s going to be very interesting to see the process.”

“I’m very excited about it. It’s going to be a terrific film. I’m so much looking forward to meeting my old friends again,” the New Zealand native added.

Jurassic World: Dominion, also starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, is slated for release on 11 June, 2021.

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Jurassic World: Dominion to resume filming in July

Jurassic World: Dominion is set to be the first major movie to resume production in the U.K. following the Covid-19 pandemic.Filmmakers and studio bosses have been working hard to get filming underway at Pinewood Studios outside of London after it was …

Jurassic World: Dominion is set to be the first major movie to resume production in the U.K. following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Filmmakers and studio bosses have been working hard to get filming underway at Pinewood Studios outside of London after it was shut down back in March due to the coronavirus outbreak.

According to editors at Deadline, director Colin Trevorrow will be assembling his cast and crew, including Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, at the studios to resume shooting in July.

“The plan is for us to be shooting early-mid July,” a senior Universal production executive confirmed.

Studio bosses have reportedly spent around $5 million (£4 million) implementing rigorous safety protocols on set, including thousands of Covid-19 tests, a private medical facility with on-site doctors, nurses and isolation booths, and 150 hand sanitiser stations.

“Anyone with symptoms will be isolated immediately before being sent home,” the Universal production executive told the publication. “We want to make sure that we are going above and beyond the national protocols to create a safe environment. Cost isn’t our main concern now: it’s safety.

“We will take direction from our medical team, but we’re confident that with the staggered scheduling and zones of talent and crew, along with a system of contact tracing, we can move forward with limited delay in production.”

While it’s been confirmed that Pratt and Howard will be flying into the U.K. later this month, and will be required to quarantine for 14 days, it’s not yet know if other cast members, including Jake Johnson, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, and Laura Dern, will be filming in England.

Jurassic World: Dominion is currently scheduled to hit cinemas in June 2021.

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Laura Dern prioritising meditation during coronavirus lockdown

Laura Dern said she’s prioritising meditation while at home during the coronavirus lockdown in the U.S.The Oscar-winning actress has always been an avid fan of self-care, but in a new interview with InStyle magazine, she confessed that she struggled to…

Laura Dern said she’s prioritising meditation while at home during the coronavirus lockdown in the U.S.

The Oscar-winning actress has always been an avid fan of self-care, but in a new interview with InStyle magazine, she confessed that she struggled to look after herself when the restrictions were first put in place in response to the Covid-19 outbreak last month.

“I completely dropped my meditation. In a crisis, everything else falls away. The anxiety and stress of everything going on made it too overwhelming. Women are notorious for guilting themselves out of self-care,” Laura shared, noting that as a mother-of-two, she had to focus on herself in order to be a better person for her family. “I am realising that as a mother and a daughter, self-care is a requirement in my day if I’m going to stay healthy enough to be the sole provider as an only child for my parents – getting and preparing their food and making sure they’re safe – while taking care of my kids who are home now doing online school.”

Now, Laura is making sure to meditate first thing in the morning and always invites her children, son Ellery, 18, and daughter, Jaya, 15, to join in.

“In the afternoon, we meet up and we sit together on the couch and we have our meditation practice,” the 53-year-old added.

Elsewhere, the Marriage Story star noted that she no longer watches the news, as it was giving her anxiety, and is doing simple activities with her family instead.

“We make sure to have the time in the day to walk our dogs and get fresh air, we make tea, take (online) yoga classes, and we’re learning to knit together,” she sweetly shared.

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