Chris Pratt And Bryce Dallas Howard Are Living Our Dinosaur Fantasies In ‘Jurassic World’

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard have come as close as anyone can to walking among dinosaurs. While filming “Jurassic World” in Louisiana and Hawaii last summer, they had daily access to what they say amounted to a functioning prehistoric facility. But given the film’s lengthy development, which began in 2001, it seems like quite the feat to have anyone shielding themselves from dinosaurs at all.

“Jurassic World” is a beast unto itself, though. Numerous directors were attached to the movie throughout its various stages, including “Jurassic Park III” maestro Joe Johnson, and it was rumored that several cast members from the franchise (Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Sam Neill) would return for the fourth installment. It’s a wonder, then, that the project landed in the hands of the fresh-faced Colin Trevorrow, whose only previous directorial feature is 2012’s “Safety Not Guaranteed.” The Sundance hit cost all of $750,000 to make — a blip compared to the $150 million summer blockbuster that is “Jurassic.” (He had good mentorship, at least, as Steven Spielberg remains a producer.)

It helps to have Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard at the center of the raging dino battles. He of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and she of “Twilight” and M. Night Shyamalan films, both have experienced their share of big-budget spectacles. And it shows: What “Jurassic World” lacks in sense of wonder, it makes up for in electrifying action sequences. Pratt and Howard share dual hero duty in the deadly wake of a genetically modified dino, and The Huffington Post spoke to each actor separately via phone over the weekend. Read on for their combined interviews, which discuss the film’s impressive post-production magic and how Pratt’s “Parks and Recreation” character would fare at Jurassic World.

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