LONDON — Every woman’s 90s fantasy has just come true with the unveiling of a 25-foot statue of a half-naked Jeff Goldblum in front of London’s Tower Bridge.
The temporary giant replica is the brainchild of Sky TV’s subscription service, Now TV, and is being used to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s dinosaur thriller ‘Jurassic Park’. Placed on the lawn of Potters Field on the south bank of the Thames, the sexy statue recreates Goldblum’s infamous bare-chested scene in the 1993 blockbuster film, during which his character, Dr. Ian Malcolm, gets hot and sweaty in pursuit of dinosaurs.
CNET reports that Jurassic Jeff stands at over three metres high and stretches nearly seven metres long, weighs 331 pounds, and took more than six weeks and 250 hours to make.
That’s a whole lotta Goldblum (not like anyone’s complaining).
In an interview with Yahoo!, Goldblum tried to justify the shirtless scene, which he said didn’t originally call for him to unbutton his shirt.
“It’s supposed to be Costa Rica, right? So things are hot and I’m sure I’m in some sort of fever. So all the logic is that we gotta get some of these wet clothes off immediately. As I remember, I don’t think anybody fought me on that,” he said.
As captivating as Giant Goldblum may be, some critics have questioned the logic behind it. ‘Jurassic Park’ has no ties to London, nor is Goldblum British. But who cares when you’ve got 23 feet of solid, sultry stud to look at?
No word as to how long the statue will be in London. Fans who can’t get to London can get their Goldblum fix at the theatre, where ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is currently playing.