Laura Dern and daughter Jaya, 16, watch the first sunset of 2021
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She recently finished shooting the anticipated movie Jurassic World: Dominion in the UK – the sixth film in the hugely successful franchise.

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And Laura Dern was spotted enjoying some family time on Friday, as she stepped out with her daughter Jaya, 16, for a stroll on the beach in California's Pacific Palisades.

The 53-year-old actress wrapped up in a black quilted coat as she and her daughter went for the leisurely walk, which culminated in them watching the first sunset of 2021 on the breathtaking coastline.

a couple of people that are talking to each other: New Year's Day stroll: Laura Dern was spotted enjoying some family time on Friday, as she stepped out with her daughter Jaya, 16, for a stroll on the beach in California's Pacific Palisades © Provided by Daily Mail New Year's Day stroll: Laura Dern was spotted enjoying some family time on Friday, as she stepped out with her daughter Jaya, 16, for a stroll on the beach in California's Pacific Palisades

Rounding out her casual ensemble with a black tracksuit bottoms and a pair of matching mid-top sneakers, the star adhered to local COVID-19 safety measures by donning a protective face mask.

Meanwhile, Jaya also stepped out in casually cool style, donning baggy taupe hoodie, which she teamed with patterned black bottoms and white plimsolls.

Laura shares her daughter with musician ex-husband Ben Harper, to whom she was married between 2005 and 2013. They are also the parents of son Ellery Walker, 19. 

Her upcoming film Jurassic World: Dominion wrapped shooting at England's Pinewood Studios in November, after adopting rigorous health and safety measures worth around £6 million.

The sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise became the first major movie to resume production amid the COVID-19 crisis, as lockdown restrictions began to ease over the summer.

In order to do so, cast and crew had to isolate together for months, without being able to see their families, and a total of 40,000 novel coronavirus tests were carried out in the process.

According to Deadline, the Jurassic World set was equipped with a 'Greenzone', which saw staff temperature-checked daily, a slew of medical staff on hand and isolation booths at the ready.

Pinewood plastered 1,800 COVID-related signs around the studios and added 150 hand sanitiser stations as well as 60 more sinks for hand-washing. At the end of each day, all communal areas were antiviral fogged.

Laura Dern, Ben Harper are posing for a picture: Former husband: Laura shares her daughter with musician ex-husband Ben Harper, to whom she was married between 2005 and 2013. Pictured in 2012 © Provided by Daily Mail Former husband: Laura shares her daughter with musician ex-husband Ben Harper, to whom she was married between 2005 and 2013. Pictured in 2012 a group of people posing for a photo: Family: Laura and Ben are also the parents of son Ellery Walker, 19. Pictured with Jaya in 2019 © Provided by Daily Mail Family: Laura and Ben are also the parents of son Ellery Walker, 19. Pictured with Jaya in 2019

As a result of the strict measures, only an estimated 100 COVID-19 tests returned positive - some of which were false positives. 


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One positive case forced production to halt temporarily last month, but this was a minor spanner in the works and shooting soon resumed.

Director Colin Trevorrow said: 'I’m not sure I can put it into words. It has been remarkable. Our crew and our cast has been so resilient. All producers have worked around the clock to make it the best it can be. It has been inspiring.'

Likening the process of returning to work amid a pandemic as being part of a family, he added: 'I’ve never been as immersed in a filmmaking process.

'Because of the protocols, the actors didn’t go far from set. The distance was stripped away. There was a lot of laughter at a time when it has been hard to find things to laugh about.' 

a dog wearing a horse mask: Film: Laura's film Jurassic World: Dominion wrapped shooting at England's Pinewood Studios in November, after adopting rigorous health and safety measures worth around £6 million © Provided by Daily Mail Film: Laura's film Jurassic World: Dominion wrapped shooting at England's Pinewood Studios in November, after adopting rigorous health and safety measures worth around £6 million Sequel: The sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise became the first major movie to resume production amid the COVID-19 crisis, as lockdown restrictions began to ease over the summer © Provided by Daily Mail Sequel: The sixth film in the Jurassic Park franchise became the first major movie to resume production amid the COVID-19 crisis, as lockdown restrictions began to ease over the summer

The director - who also co-wrote the sequel - marked the end of filming this weekend by posting a snap with some of the cast to Instagram, captioning it: 'Wrap on Jurassic World Dominion. Always hard to say goodbye to family.'

The film continues the Jurassic Park saga, picking up where 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom left off, with a collection of dinosaurs - including a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Velocirapter - loose on mainland America.

And Trevorrow mused on this theme, and how well-suited it is to current times.

'This movie is about the need to co-exist and survive together. If this pandemic has taught us anything it’s that we need the different generations to protect each other. It was the right movie to be making at this moment,' he added.

The film features Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, but brings back Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, who starred in 1993 original Jurassic Park.

Colin Trevorrow et al. posing for the camera: Director Colin Trevorrow [second left] - who also co-wrote the sequel - marked the end of filming this weekend by posting a snap with some of the cast to Instagram © Provided by Daily Mail Director Colin Trevorrow [second left] - who also co-wrote the sequel - marked the end of filming this weekend by posting a snap with some of the cast to Instagram Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum that are standing in front of a building: Returning to the saga: The film brings back Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, who starred in 1993 original Jurassic Park. Pictured on the set in October © Provided by Daily Mail Returning to the saga: The film brings back Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, who starred in 1993 original Jurassic Park. Pictured on the set in October

While all three have since appeared in the franchise again [Neill and Dern in 2001's Jurassic Park III, Goldblum in 1997's The Lost World and 2018's Fallen Kingdom] this will be the first time the trio are on set again together.

The movie also sees the return of recurring cast B D Wong, Justice Smith, Isabella Sermon, Omar Sy and Daniella Pineda, and adds Mamoudou Athie and DeWanda Wise to the roster.

While the film was slated to be the end of the Jurassic World trilogy, producer Frank Marshall told Collider earlier this year that it will likely not be the end of the Jurassic Park franchise. 

'It’s the start of a new era,' he said. 'The dinosaurs are now on the mainland amongst us, and they will be for quite some time, I hope.'

As a result of the pandemic, Jurassic World: Dominion's release date has been pushed back a year, to June 10 2022.

a man riding a dinosaur: Continuation: Picking up where 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom left off, Dominion sees a collection of dinosaurs - including a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Velocirapter - loose in the US © Provided by Daily Mail Continuation: Picking up where 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom left off, Dominion sees a collection of dinosaurs - including a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Velocirapter - loose in the US a person holding a sign: That's a wrap! As a result of the pandemic, Jurassic World: Dominion's release date has been pushed back a year, to June 10 2022 © Provided by Daily Mail That's a wrap! As a result of the pandemic, Jurassic World: Dominion's release date has been pushed back a year, to June 10 2022

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