Karen Allen played Indiana Jones love interest in the first film in the series, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, in 1981. However, for reasons unknown to anyone, she didn’t appear in either of the two sequels which quickly followed. However, she’s now back, playing Marion Ravenwood again in the new film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
The actress went on to forge a new career as a fashion designer, but when Stephen Spielberg rang last year to ask if she wanted to appear in the new film, she jumped at the chance to revisit her role in one of the biggest movie franchises ever. Digital Spy reports her as saying:
“There had been a rumour for many, many years that they were trying to find a script everybody was going to be happy with.”
“I would get little bits of information from time to time, usually rumour-mill kind of stuff, but I hadn’t heard anything for a long time. I had no idea when they finally got a script that my character was back.”
Allen also spoke a little bit about the plot of the new film, although she refused to answer the speculation that the character played by Transformers star Shia LaBeouf is hers and Indy’s love child:
“As the film begins, they haven’t seen each other for a long time, and suddenly, they’re thrust back together. They kind of pick up from where they left off. A few bumpy roads have passed between them since then that they have to work out with each other.”
“You’ll have to wait and see.”
It’ll be nice to see Allen back, as having just re-watched Raiders Of The Lost Ark, I thought she did a brilliant job, and the on-screen chemistry between her and Harrison Ford was nicely played out.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull opens worldwide on May 22.