Owen Grady in Jurassic World
How did you prepare yourself to play someone who works with dinosaurs? We treated it very real. Disbelief was suspended, dinosaurs existed and someone was trying to train them. What techniques would you use? Who would you hire? I talked to people who train dolphins, canines and parrots. There’s a lot of different techniques used to train animals – you can shock them, you can give them a hug, and everything in between.
How does Owen Grady compare to the goofier characters you’ve played? There’s definitely a darkness to him. It’s there underneath, but he still has fun. He also has a history with Claire, Bryce Dallas Howard’s character. Something went on between them that we sort of explore through the course of the movie. It’s reminiscent of Romancing The Stone or The African Queen. But essentially, he’s dark. He’s a combat veteran. He’s chosen to live on an island for a reason. He’s running from something, and a bit of an animal himself.
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