The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom character whose sexuality was left on the cutting room floor

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal Pictures
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal Pictures

While this year has seen some triumphs for the LGBTQ portrayal on the silver screen – Call Me By Your Name won the Oscar for best screenplay and on Sunday, gay teen drama Love, Simon picked up the MTV Movie Award for best kiss – Hollywood is still reticent to leave some homosexuality on the cutting room floor. 

The "straight-washing" of Dumbledore (whom JK Rowling revealed to be gay in 2007) in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise caused controversy among fans, while Star Wars writer Jonathan Kasdan's announcement that Lando Calrissian was "pansexual" but he "would have loved to have gotten a more explicitly LGBT character into [Solo]."

And now, Jurrassic World: Fallen Kingdom actress Daniella Pineda has revealed that her dinosaur vet character Zia Rodriguez was lesbian – but the scene in which she explained this was cut. 

Zia Rodriguez
Zia Rodriguez

Pineda told Build that Zia told Chris Pratt's character Owen that he was not her type: "Me and Chris Pratt and we are in a military vehicle with all of these mercenaries," she said.

"I look at Chris and am like, 'Yeah. Square jaw. Good bone structure. Tall. Muscles. I don't date men, but if I did, it would be you. It would gross me out, but I would do it.'"

She added that it was cut "for sake of time," but "it was cool, because it was a little insight into my character".

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