A whisperer was needed to keep wild bears away from the film set.
Robin Wright went out into the wild to shoot his new movie Land, and he needed a bear whisperer to keep his cast and crew members safe from local creatures.
The Forrest Gump star does double duty in the film, as director and lead, a woman who retreats to a remote cabin as she struggles with pain and the need to kill herself, before the kindness of strangers takes her away. down a new path.
But filming in remote Alberta meant that even the production’s trained bear had to be protected from the local grizzly bears, who took a great interest in Hollywood visitors.
“We have a scene in the movie where a bear is basically in danger of being eaten by another bear, and we had to do (the scene with) visual effects because it was not safe for the trained bear to be on set because we had born. wild around all day, ”Robin tells Live with Kelly and Ryan.
“We had to have a bear whisperer to keep them away.”
But Robin has no complaints about getting acquainted with nature to make the rural scenes look authentic.
“First of all, it’s like medicine,” he smiles. “We were 8,000 feet on top of a mountain, woke up and heard birds, not horns and trains – it was peaceful and it was therapy.”