Nobody has asked Jeff Goldblum to be in "Jurassic World," says Jeff Goldblum

"Nobody asked me, but I was perfectly satisfied with the two that I did," the actor said of the "Jurassic" films

By Prachi Gupta

Published February 27, 2014 6:35PM (EST)

If you have seen "Jurassic Park III," you should go back in time and unsee it, and if you are planning to see "Jurassic World," you should reconsider your plans, because "Jurassic Park" actor Jeff Goldblum isn't in either of them.

It's not because Jeff Goldblum thinks he is too good for the "Jurassic" franchise anymore, and it's not because Jeff Goldblum was too busy watching you poop. As it turns out, the iconic actor was never even asked to appear in either of the two sequels -- neither of which were directed by Steven Spielberg.

This is what he told Huffington Post's Mike Ryan:

When you hear about "Jurassic World," do you think to yourself, I could still do that? I know you didn't come back for "Jurassic Park III."

Yeah, and they haven't called me for "4," I know Steven Spielberg isn't directing it ...

Is that why you didn't do the third movie, because Spielberg didn't direct it?

No. Nobody asked me.

I didn't know that. I always assumed it was your decision.

No, nobody asked me, but I was perfectly satisfied with the two that I did. I'm still satisfied with that and I'll be the first in line to see anything else, so, you know. But, "Independence Day" ...

The good news, for those with '90s nostalgia, is that Goldblum has signed on for the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel -- though, sadly, not alongside Will Smith.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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