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Keri Russell Upset No Live Primates Acted in New Planet of the Apes

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Keri Russell stars in the upcoming film “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” but to her disappointment she didn’t have any ape co-stars.

The actress said in a recent interview she was let down when she got to set and found no apes in sight.

“When I read the script, I was so excited about this scene (holding a baby ape),” she said. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, I’m going to get to hold a little baby ape!’ I get there and there is no animal…”

The lack of apes was due to director Matt Reeves opting, just like Rupert Wyatt in the prequel ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ to use no live animals in the film and instead to have them all created digitally through CGI. The choice, also made by ‘Noah’ director Darren Aronofsky, has been largely applauded by animal activists who recognize animals have no aspirations in show business, its long hours and closed sets.

And even though Russell didn’t get her ape quality time (who wouldn’t want to hold a baby ape?), she still recognized the CGI ones looked just like the real ones.

“It’s incredible what Matt has done,” she admitted.

And hopefully she learned that no matter how much we may want to touch and see animals up close, it’s ultimately so much better if we don’t use them for our entertainment. Far too many animals have died for films like “The Hobbit”, “Flicka”, “Luck”, just so they could have real animals on set.

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  • Vanessa Sarges

    A baby ape has no interest in being man handled and should be left in the wild where they belong. I wish that selfish, self centered, celebrities were the ones becoming extinct instead of other primates.

  • Lisa Clark-kahn

    Love your comment vanessa AMEN SISTER well said.

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