Jeff Goldblum Does Not Want to Be Cloned, Ever

by Samantha Whidden
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He is known for his iconic role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the 1993 science fiction action film Jurassic Park, and now Jeff Goldblum states that like dinosaurs, he doesn’t think he should ever be cloned. 

When asked if cloning dinosaurs was actually a good idea by Too Fab, Jeff Goldblum declared he’d have to give it some thought. “My real answer is it’s a serious question. And I would have to actually read up on the experts. I have no training.”

Jeff Goldblum then admitted that Dr. Malcolm would probably say no and that it’s a bad idea. “That’s why my character would say. I’m an actor, you know. I know very little about that.”

When asked if he had any interest in ever being cloned, he answered simply, “No.”

Jeff Goldblum is set to reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in the upcoming film Jurassic World: Dominion. He will reunite with his Jurassic Park co-stars Laura Dern and Sam Neil as well as Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniella Pineda, Chris Pratt, DeWanda Wise, and BD Wong. 

Goldblum previously appeared in Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Jurassic World: Dominion will officially be making its theatrical debut on June 10, 2022.

Jeff Goldblum Opens Up About Reuniting With Laura Dern & Sam Neil in ‘Jurassic Park: Dominion’ 

During an August 2020 interview with Cinemblend, Jeff Goldblum spoke about reuniting with Jurassic Park co-stars Laura Dern and Sam Neil in the franchise’s upcoming film. “The first thing we shot… it was a scene with me, Laura Dern, and Sam Neil. We were – I can’t tell you much – but we were all in a very tight, enclosed space.”

Jeff Goldblum further explained that the three co-stars were in a tiny little space and they were being “menaced” by a surprising action of prehistoric creatures that have never been seen before.

Jeff Goldblum also declared during an interview with Entertainment Weekly that Dr. Malcolm was ahead of his time.

“There are things that my character talks about. The fragility of our species and the global cooperation that’s needed, and the foundation in science that’s needed; and the ethical use of science that’s needed to unite us in trust and connectiveness as a family.”

Goldblum also described the day he reunited with Dern and Neil as thrilling “I’m always a little more delighted by and focused on the creative delight and deliciousness of any one thing. In this case, it was fantastic.”

He went on to add that working with Steven Spielberg again was great. “I did that and another one after that. He’s just so enthusiastic and brilliant and creative. You just learn a lot from him.”