Pasties fuel Brad Pitt blockbuster
Published 05/08/2011 | 15:05
The filming of Hollywood superstar Brad Pitt's latest blockbuster has been kept on track in the UK by fuelling the cast and crew on a local delicacy - the humble Cornish pasty.
Pitt, 47, is in Cornwall filming scenes for zombie action film World War Z off the English Channel coast and on a ship in Falmouth harbour.
After rough seas hampered delivery of lunch to hundreds of the cast and crew offshore on Wednesday, some of the 500 local extras employed on the shoot suggested they get a large consignment of pasties on board to see them through.
Cornish bakery firm Rowe's confirmed that it sent 700 pasties to the production to feed all the hungry mouths.
Paul Pearce, from the company, said: "We received a call early yesterday morning asking if we would be able to supply 500 pasties for the cast and crew. At first we didn't know if it was a hoax, but after the conversation we knew it was real.
"We arranged for the additional pasties to be made in our factory in Falmouth and transferred to one of our shops in the town, where they were baked and then collected later that morning."
A further order for 200 more pasties was placed on Thursday, as well as an order for 500 sandwiches, he said, with the firm "pulling out all the stops" to meet demand.
"All of our staff involved can now say with a sense of pride they contributed to the production of a film starring one of Hollywood's best know actors," Mr Pearce added.
"There's also an open invitation if Angelina is in the area and looking for something to do, to come in to our new product development facility and learn how to hand-crimp a Cornish pasty. The children are more than welcome, but Brad may be busy."
It is unclear whether Pitt himself would actually enjoy a pasty, as he has previously been reported as having been a vegetarian for many years.