Jeanne Tripplehorn and Laura Linney compete -- The two actresses and roommates both have action-figure dolls this summer

By EW Staff
Updated July 21, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT

Though Waterworld star Jeanne Tripplehorn has a career edge over old friend and ex-roommate Laura Linney, now just breaking through with her Congo leading role, Linney brags that she’s ahead of Tripplehorn in merchandising. ”They’re working on action-figure dolls of the two of us,” she says. ”But mine would beat hers — I have an ultra-laser cannon. Jeanne’s only has a spear shooter.” Linney doesn’t know how far ahead she is: Kenner Products recently canceled Tripplehorn’s doll.