Wednesday 13 December 2017

Rush: Eating at sea is expensive

Geoffrey Rush says his son is a fan of The King's Speech
Geoffrey Rush says his son is a fan of The King's Speech

Geoffrey Rush has claimed the budgets for the Pirates Of The Caribbean films have to be big to feed all the crew out at sea.

The fourth instalment in the Disney adventure films, starring Johnny Depp, was filmed in 3D in locations including London and Hawaii and had a reported budget of 200 million dollars.

Geoffrey, who plays pirate Barbossa, said: "On a film like this everyone thinks it seems extravagant but if you could see 800 people 30 miles out at sea having to have lunch you start to see where the budget goes."

The Bafta-award winning actor appears in 3D in the new film, but joked the special effects didn't add anything to his performance.

He joked: "Well I act in 3D in any movie. I actually needed the new 3D technology to help contain my performance."

The King's Speech star was presented with a Screen Icon award at the National Movie Award by his Pirates co-star Johnny Depp via a video link on Wednesday night.

The King's Speech scooped several awards at the ceremony, and Geoffrey said while he was delighted with its success, it was his own son's endorsement of the film he was most proud of.

He said: "I'm judging it by one specific audience member, my son who was 14 at the time, who's much more into pirates and Transformers and Spider-Man and Martin Scorsese films.

"He said 'Dad I really, really really loved that film' and I said 'what was your favourite bit' and he said 'I really loved the title card that came up at the end and said Bertie and Lionel remained friends for the rest of their lives'.

"And it really moved me and I think that might have had a big impact on a broad audience."

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