“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” almost included a lesbian scene featuring lesbian paleo-veterinarian Dr. Zia Rodriguez (Daniella Pineda) but the scene was cut from the film. Director JA Bayona explained to Yahoo Movies that the clip was cut for the sake of timing.
“The whole thing came as a surprise to us. We always thought of Zia as lesbian,” Bayona says.“And then the scene where she was actually talking about it…it was a very long scene and it broke the pace of the whole movie so we decided to cut it.”
In June, Pineda first revealed that her character is a lesbian and was meant to acknowledge her sexuality in a comment about leading man Chris Pratt (Owen).
“I look at Chris and I’m like: ‘Yeah, square jaw, good bone structure, tall, muscles,’” Pineda said at the time. “‘I don’t date men, but if I did, it would be you. It would gross me out, but I’d do it.’ 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.”