News for Mar. 08, 2005

Capturing King Kong

3/08/05, 9:54 am EST - Xoanon

Even before she arrived on the King Kong set in September, Watts had a pretty good idea of what she was in for as the love interest of the giant, skyscraper-climbing ape. Earlier in the summer, she and director Peter Jackson had hiked to the windswept top of the Empire State Building in preparation for the film's famous final scenes. "I'm not good with heights, and we went way up beyond where tourists can go," Watts says in L.A. during a break from shooting the movie in New Zealand, where the "Lord of the Rings" director is re-creating the teaming streets of New York circa 1930. Watts stars in the $110 million Kong remake, due out in December (following in the footsteps of Fay Wray in the original 1933 classic and Jessica Lange in the 1976 version). [More]