York­shire tourism boosted by movies

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c camp’,” re­veals Anis­ton, al­low­ing a minute glimpse into the pam­pered world of t the pro­mo­tional cir­cuit.

“It is a lux­ury ac­tu­ally to be friends with th­ese peo­ple and love and adore them on a per­sonal level, and then to be able to have worked to­gether. It’s kind of a dream job.”

If there is one pos­i­tive as­pect t to play­ing the preda­tory doc­tor in the Hor­ri­ble Bosses se­ries it is that she is a ballsy g go-get­ter. In the past Anis­ton h has spo­ken out about sex­ism and the is­sues sur­round­ing prime roles for women. How has the in­dus­try changed since she en­tered it?

“One pos­i­tive is that there have been many, many more movies with fe­male leads and en­sem­bles; and those movies are do­ing re­ally well. So I think that’s fan­tas­tic. I think for me per­son­ally, I love that Dr Ju­lia was sort of tak­ing the role of what would nor­mally be a male character in a film. But it is [true that] there still is sex­ism that ex­ists, dou­ble stan­dards, all that stuff.”

And what of the ele­phant in the room? What of Friends oft dis­cussed and much mooted re­union? Anis­ton smiles.

“Hon­estly, I think we should wait un­til we’re re­ally old; and then maybe re­unite.”

“‘Golden Friends’? It’s a con­cept. RE­CENT film­ing on the York­shire coast will help to im­prove tourism in the re­gion.

Ac­cord­ing to tourism chiefs, film­ing in York­shire will not only sell cin­ema tick­ets and DVDs but also sells the places where they were made.

Re­cent film­ing has in­cluded the big-screen ver­sion of Dad’s Army, star­ring Toby Jones, Cather­ine Zeta-Jones and Bill Nighy.

Also due out next year is Hunter’s Prayer, star­ring Sam Wor­thing­ton ( Avatar), where coastal scenes were filmed near Flam­bor­ough and Scar­bor­ough.

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