Moviemaker Heaps Praise On Grant For Bear Bravery
Moviemaker MARC LAWRENCE has heaped praise on his DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? star HUGH GRANT for facing up to a bear - even though he was terrified of the beast.
Movie creature Bart teams up with Grant for one wilderness scene in the new film - and Lawrence still can't believe the nervous Brit was game for the terrifying onscreen encounter.
He says, "If Bart snapped and decided this was the day he would eat somebody, he would've definitely and completely chewed up Hugh. I thought it was very courageous of Hugh.
"When the bear finally came out of the cage it was gigantic. You can't imagine the size of it's head; it is just overwhelming.
"We had a big safety meeting beforehand with the crew and the actors, and the trainers tell you all the things not to do that make you unbelievably tense.
"The important thing is the bear will sense your tension, so you have to remain calm, no sudden movements. Everything they said in an attempt to calm us down worked in the opposite way.
"But Bart was just another person on the crew five hours in and the trainers kept him very happy with large cans of iced tea."