RO­MANCE

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Weekly Life -

IT hap­pened with An­gelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Ben Af­fleck and Jen­nifer Garner and Chan­ning Ta­tum and Jenna De­wan, but there was an on­set ro­mance with a twist for Aus­tralian film Odd­ball.

Star Shane Jacobson dished the dirt to Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group that dur­ing the mak­ing of the feel-good film about a dog, Odd­ball, who pro­tects en­dan­gered pen­guins from foxes, sparks flew be­tween his co-stars: two pen­guins.

“Pen­guins mate for life and the truth is that two pen­guins in the show have mated, so we had an on-set ro­mance,” he said.

“So the pen­guins we pre­tended in the film were go­ing to be to­gether, are to­gether.

“If they split up, he will have to give her his bur­row.”

Keep­ing the set gos­sip to a min­i­mum, Jacobson, who plays Odd­ball’s owner Swampy, re­vealed it was the story that ap­pealed to him.

“If some­one says ‘You’re go­ing to work with an an­i­mal and it’s that great big fluffy white dog that in­her­ently has it in them to pro­tect an­i­mals that are weaker than them’, then that’s a pretty good thing,” he said.

“These dogs are body­guards, they are the pro­tec­tor of the weak and in­no­cent and when they sign up to pro­tect sheep, chick­ens and pen­guins, they do it at all costs.

“They don’t get paid to do this; they don’t get a king suite at the ho­tel ev­ery week­end for a break.

“Wouldn’t the world be a bet­ter place if all hu­mans were like that?”

He said while work­ing with an­i­mals made the film­mak­ing process a lit­tle longer, it was worth the chal­lenge.

De­spite 13 projects cur­rently in the works, Jacobson, who also ap­pears in stu­dent short films to give back to the film­mak­ing com­mu­nity, said one of them was not a se­quel to his most pop­u­lar hit Kenny.

“Or Kenny Num­ber Two as it should be called,” he said.

“We did Kenny’s World which is a TV se­ries and we pretty much, we reckon, an­swered ev­ery­thing in that that was left to be an­swered.

“We treated him like a real per­son, so if a film crew came back to Kenny, if it was real, and said ‘We want another movie about you’ he would say (Jacobson puts on the Kenny lisp) ‘Well you’ve al­ready shot it, I’m still clean­ing toi­lets, I’ve done a ******* world tour’.” Odd­ball is in cine­mas Septem­ber 17.

Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group has 25 fam­ily passes to give away to Odd­ball. En­ter at www.com­mu­ni­tynews.com.au be­fore Septem­ber 18.

Pic­ture: David Baylis www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d442894

Shane Jacobson dropped a bomb­shell about an Odd­ball on­set ro­mance .

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