When the first Jurassic World movie was coming together several years ago, a script was written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver. The project was later taken over by Colin Trevorrow, who directed the first movie and doctored the original script, with a little help from his writing partner Derek Connolly. However, that work didn't happen until after Trevorrow and Connolly read over the initial script, and in an interview with the Bryce Dallas Howard Community's new magazine, Trevorrow revealed some details about how the original script for the movie was very different. He said:
In early drafts, there wasn't even an Owen Grady or a Claire Dearing. In fact, although it's been a little while since Colin Trevorrow read the original draft of Jurassic World, he says there are some details about the original script that made him realize that perhaps they could go in another direction and create a more empathetic character for the movie. Instead, the interview in the quarterly BDH Network Magazine also reveals that Trevorrow saw a lot of potential to grow away from the Whitney character, and Bryce Dallas Howard's character Claire Dearing was eventually born from those conversations.
The changes made to the script ended up being a point of contention years ago, so it's interesting to see what really changed from the original draft. In addition, the initial design of Claire has become a focal point for the character and her transformation has continued in the series. During Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, she definitely has the dinosaurs' best interests at heart -- or thinks she does -- when she is convinced to return to Isla Nublar and save members of each of the dinosaur species from impending doom at the hands of a volcano on the island. Her desire to help the dinosaurs is clear throughout the movie, and her indecision over the future of what the dinosaur's lives should be like near the end of Fallen Kingdom is also a far cry from the "Whitney" character that was originally envisioned. We'll have to wait and see what ends up happening when Colin Trevorrow returns to helm Jurassic World 3, but it's clear he has a very solid vision of the character these days.
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