HOLLYWOOD – Zara Young was the best thing in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and now she has her own film.
You remember Zara Young from Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, right? She was the personal assistant to Claire, looking after the two kids, the Mitchell Brothers. She said, ‘Don’t just stand there!’ to the kids as the dinosaurs broke out of the park. Then a Pteranodon snatched her and took her into the air. She fell out of the Pterosaur’s grip, but another Pteranodon grabbed her before she fell into the Jurassic World Lagoon. As one of the Pteranodons tried to retrieve her, nearly drowning her in the process, the Mosasaurus emerged from the water and clamped its mighty jaws shut on the pterosaur, accidentally killing Zara as well. It was effing hilarious.
Anyway, it turns out that she is to get a new movie in which we find out all about her life and why her phone was so important to her. We find out about Alec her boyfriend and how she got a job with Claire. We also discover what made her hate kids so much. And thus be so deserving of a comically exaggerated death. Katie McGrath is returning to play the role and we asked her how she felt about the role.
I’m so thrilled. We really went into a lot of depth writing a backstory for Zara. How she got her name from a Spanish-based fast fashion outlet. How she had an incident while watching Eastenders which made her terrified of the Mitchell Brothers. And how this led to her downfall. In a way, Zara’s story isn’t just about an uppity PA getting her comeuppance. It’s a tragedy about a woman trapped in history. We always talked about how the character is basically Lady Macbeth.
The film promises to be a further expansion of the Jurassic franchise which began in 1996 with Jurassic Park.
Zara Young: Jurassic Lunch is due out in 2022.