Animal rights activists weren’t the only ones upset by the scenes of captive killer whales in the new film “Rust and Bone.” Actress Marion Cotillard has declared that she will never again visit Sea World because of her experiences on set.
Cotillard said, “I’d rather see whales in their own environment and not in a swimming pool. I will never go back to a Sea World.”
She continues, “I really feel uncomfortable in these places, where animals are kept in captivity, so when I got there, I was really anxious, but then I had to do the job and I met these people who are passionate about what they do. I respect them but I will never understand.”
As we mentioned last week, Animal Defenders International is asking the public to boycott the film. Cotillard has been vocal about her feelings on the subject of marine animals in captivity. You normally don’t hear an actor being critical of their own film. Based on her quotes, perhaps Cotillard herself would even support the boycott.