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A Jurassic World Dominion Star Just Confirmed Their Character Is Bisexual

A Jurassic World Dominion Star Just Confirmed Their Character Is Bisexual

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Looks like LGBTQ+ rep is coming to one of our favorite box office franchises!

LGBTQ+ representation is coming to the Jurassic Park universe!

In a recent interview with ComicBook.com, She's Gotta Have It alum DeWanda Wise, who stars in the highly-anticipated, upcoming Jurassic World Dominion sequel as a pilot named Kayla Watts, her character is, in fact, part of the queer community and will be giving some much needed bisexual representation to an incredibly popular and beloved media franchise.

"It's important, and it's also important to me that we continue to expand the conversation beyond looking for the kiss," she told the website. "If you're queer, you're queer...I said what I said. All the time. You don't turn it off. It doesn't matter if your partner's in the cockpit with you. It just is a statement of being."

"So that was one of the things just in her DNA, in her dino DNA, ensuring that she is who she is," Wise continued. "Kayla is bi, and that's just, it is what it is."

While Wise confirming that Kayla Watts is bi is a step in the right direction, this isn't the first time a Jurassic World movie has had -- or at least could have had -- a queer character.

Back in 2018 during the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, actress Daniella Pineda confirmed in an interview with Build that her character, Zia Rodriguez, was supposed to be gay, but that a scene mentioning/alluding to her sexuality was removed from the final, theatrical cut of the movie.

"It's me and Chris Pratt and we are in a military vehicle with all of these mercenaries," Pineda said, describing the scene which never saw the light of day. "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.' It was cool, because it was a little insight into my character. But it was cut."

As exciting as it is to potentially be getting a new bi character to look up to, we'll have to wait and see just how Wise's character's sexuality is played out on screen.

If the trend of unsatisfying, "blink-and-you'll-miss-it" moments from other big-budget, box office movies (like Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness or No Time to Die) are going to be followed, then we probably don't have a lot to look forward to...but we can always be optimistic and hope for the best.

Jurassic World Dominion hits on June 10.

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Raffy Ermac

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and the digital director of Out.