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Two new stars of 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' talk Hawaii and working with Chris Pratt

Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda appear in the prehistoric action film, in theaters June 22.
Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda talk to entertainment reporter Kim Holcomb about their roles in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom marks the return of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard - and the introduction of two new characters portrayed by Justice Smith and Daniella Pineda.

He plays a computer hacker and she plays a dinosaur doctor.

Kim Holcomb talked to the actors on the set in Hawaii about appearing in their first blockbuster movie.

HOLCOMB: "You are as old as the original film, is that right?”

SMITH: “I'm younger than the original film.”

HOLCOMB: “Younger than the original film? I'm going to go put my dentures in.”

SMITH: (laughter)

HOLCOMB: "Systems analyst - important job. But, ‘paleo-veterinarian?’”

PINEDA: “I know, how cool is that job title? I worked with two vets to prepare for the movie, on how to suture - I worked with a veterinarian in London who worked on African reptilian wildlife."

HOLCOMB: "Were any of the scenes you did with Chris (Pratt) improvised?"

PINEDA: "I mean, Chris is the master of American humor and I think J.A. (Bayona) was like, 'I got the drama, I got the tone, I got the mysticicsm, and you have the light element,' and they really made it a dance."

SMITH: "Oh the bug spray thing, that was Chris's idea."

HOLCOMB: "For you to squirt yourself with lots of bug spray?"

SMITH: "Excessively, over-excessively."

HOLCOMB: "Anyone who's seen Jurassic Park knows this area. Is that just such a surreal feeling to be like, ‘Oh, I'm in this now’?"

SMITH: “Yeah, it makes it real.”

HOLCOMB: "It is so stunningly beautiful.”

PINEDA: “Yeah.”

HOLCOMB: “And muddy.”

SMITH: “Yeah.”

HOLCOMB: “And windy. A little humid.”

PINEDA: "You're sticky all the time.”

SMITH: “But I will say there's a scene we shot on a hill right over there where we had to run down and things are exploding, there's smoke and fire and tar and all this crazy stuff. I would be exhausted and I would just look up at the view and it would give me this new-found energy. Because it has that effect on you.”

PINEDA: “You're reminded of what you're doing and where you are.”

SMITH: “Yeah even when you're in the trenches of it all, with the mosquitoes, it's still so beautiful, you're like, ‘I'll take it!’"

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens in theaters June 22.

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