Kate Winslet Wants to Act with a Lion

Published June 24th, 2017 - 12:30 GMT
"Cougars on set, you say?" (20th Century Fox)
"Cougars on set, you say?" (20th Century Fox)

Actress Kate Winslet was okay to shoot a scene with a mountain lion for her new movie, The Mountain Between Us, but the producers and her husband, Ned Rocknroll, did not let her go close to the animal.

The 41-year-old will star opposite Idris Elba in plane crash survival story and for one particular scene, Winslet’s character, photojournalist Alex Martin, comes face-to-face with a big cat in the wilderness.

“They never let the lion into the plane while I was in there. I was up for it. But the studio was like, ‘No! It is not going to happen,'” Winslet said.

Revealing how her husband thought it was a joke when he saw signs warning the cast and crew that there would be “cougars on set,” she added: “It had a warning which read ‘cougars on set today. Nobody wear red. No loud noises. No food or drink on set.’ He thought it was a joke. And I said, ‘It’s not a joke.’ He did not want those lions close to me at all.”

The Mountain Between Us is a love story from Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad, based on the novel by the same name by Charles Martin.

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