Wray, who died in August 2004 at the age of 96, originally starred in the 1933 movie as ANN DARROW, a role which was taken on by Naomi Watts in the most recent remake.
And Wray's daughter VICTORIA RISKIN reveals that Jackson had hoped for her mother to put in an appearance in his film.
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Wray, who passed away last year (04), starred in the original 1933 giant ape movie as heroine ANN DARROW, and met briefly with Watts before filming began on the new Peter Jackson version.
But Wray's daughter VICTORIA RISKIN admits her mother was concerned about the star's weight.
Continue reading: Wray Concerned About 'Skinny' Watts
Naomi Watts had a terrifying first encounter with veteran actress Fay Wray before the silent screen star died last year (04) - because the aged star insisted she wasn't good enough to romance King Kong.
Wray played ANN DARROW in the original 1933 movie and took exception to an Australian playing the part in Peter Jackson's new blockbuster.
Watts recalls, "She was quite fragile and I didn't want to overwhelm her with too many questions but then she'd pipe up and crack some good wisecrack.
Continue reading: Watts Terrified By King Kong's Original Damsel In Distress
This Hollywood landmark closed in 1995 after nearly 60 years in business, and the stories inside are legion.
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Everyone knows King Kong but few people can actually recount the plot of the film he starred in. Perhaps that is because in the ensuing years since the film's release, the plot has become so tried and true, almost hoary, that it no longer registers on the cultural radar. It is simply archetypal.
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Hollywood star Naomi Watts is elated to have landed a role in the upcoming remake of KING KONG - because she adores monkeys.
The British-born actress plays Fay Wray in the anticipated movie, with LORD OF THE RINGS star Andy Serkis taking on the role of the giant-sized ape, and her love of the creatures has added to the experience of shooting the film.
She says, "I've had a bit of a love affair with monkeys for years. A friend asked what I wanted to do on my birthday, and I said I wanted to see a monkey. That's pure joy for me."28/01/2005 09:35