The kids from Jurassic Park…where are they now?
Ariana Richards played Lex Murphy in ‘Jurassic Park’ back in 1993. She played the role of the granddaughter of John Hammond (played by Richard Attenborough). But she wasn’t anywhere to be seen at the premiere for ‘Jurassic World’.
That’s because the 35 year old is pregnant.
“My husband and I are expecting our first child,” Ariana told ET. “I’m in South America right now on my art tour, so flying, at this point, is out of the question, but I am really excited to see Jurassic World.”
Ariana is now a successful artist and painter. She even recreated her famous jello/velociraptor scene.
When asked about her memories regarding the iconic ‘Jurassic Park’, Ariana says, “When I think about it, I feel like it happened yesterday,” she said.
So how did she get the role?
It was thanks to her screaming, which director Steven Spielberg saw on her audition tape.
“He brought the video to watch at home at night and his wife was asleep on the couch right next to the television and he had the sound turned down low,” a young Ariana told ET back in 1993. “It comes to me and I start screaming and his wife absolutely leaps off the couch and she runs in her kid’s room to see if they were okay. She was mad at him because she thought her kids were screaming.”
Joseph Mazzello who played Tim Murphy in that original film still acts. You can see him in movies such as ‘Social Network’.
More HERE including a video of the now grown up Ariana Richards