Our show with British Film Director Elliott Lester made The Sun newspaper. In Brits in the Wood (show 7), Elliott told Caroline and Claire that Arnold Schwarzenegger kept pet pygmy goats in his house and The Sun were quick to run the story.
Their story was entitled: “YOU’RE KIDDING! Movie hardman Arnold Schwarzenegger shares luxurious LA mansion with pair of PYGMY GOATS and a miniature pony”
The Sun continues: “Brit director Elliott Lester revealed he bought Arnie the goats after they worked together on the film Aftermath, which hit cinemas at the weekend.
He made the pet purchase a few weeks ago after visiting the Terminator star’s home for breakfast.
“I was like, ‘you have all this beautiful green land. ‘You could do with a couple of herd animals here,’” revealed Lester.
Speaking to the Brits In The Wood podcast, Lester added: “He has this pet pony that walks around the house. He used to have this pig called Bacon. But Bacon died.”
The 70-year-old star told his director pal that he thought it was a great idea.
Lester said: “So I got him a couple of pygmy goats. I called them Bingo. Did he want them?
“I don’t think you have a choice when you turn up. You can’t buy them in ones, they are herd animals and they come in a pair.”
The director, who worked with Jason Statham on Blitz, and made music videos with Snoop Dogg and JayZ, revealed Arnie was great on the set of Aftermath, shot in Ohio, in the middle of winter.
He said: “The thing about Arnold is he is 70 years old, and you can’t slap a tonne of make up on him and make him look anything other than wizened and wonderful.
“There is a moment in the movie where he takes his shirt off. He said to me, ‘you know, Elliott, we’ve got to have a chat. I am 70.’
“I said, “you look better than everybody here, half your age.’ He answered, ‘Yeah I know, but still.’
“He was very free and not self-conscious.”
Aftermath tells the story of Roman, played by Schwarzenegger, who is devastated when he loses his wife and child in a plane crash.
The tragedy happened when air traffic controller Jake Bonanos (Scoot McNairy) was on duty. And Roman blames the air traffic controller.
The film is based on the real-life Uberlingen mid-air collision.
After the incident Danish air traffic controller Peter Nielsen was murdered by Russian architect Vitaly Kaloyev.
He blamed Nielsen for the death of his wife and two children in the disaster.
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