Actor Irrfan Khan recently did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter and discussed his character, Simon Masrani, CEO of Masrani Global that will feature in the upcoming Jurassic World movie. There’s no major spoilers, unfortunately.
What can you tell us about your upcoming role in Jurassic World?
I’m playing the park owner, a very flamboyant person. When the first Jurassic Park came out, I barely had the money to see it, and now I’m playing a part. He’s trying to entertain the world with good intentions, but sometimes being flamboyant doesn’t mean having much wisdom.
What can people expect from this film that’s different from the original?
For sure it will have more vibe. It’s the Jurassic World of these times, with all the technical experimentation. It has now become a fully bloomed dinosaur amusement park. Dinosaurs in this film will definitely be scary, but this is not a horror film, so it will be like a scary adventure.
Was the filmmaking process difficult, with so many CGI co-stars?
As an actor, what’s most important is how the story and the director make you feel on the set, and that’s immaterial if you have CGI or real partners. If you have good chemistry with the director, everything’s fine, and I really loved the playfulness of the script and Colin’s approach.