Cameron Diaz beds a cheetah in ‘The Counselor’
According to British newspaper/tabloid The Sun, Cameron Diaz has a cheetah as a pet in The Counselor, and actually became friends with the large cat as well. A source told the magazine: ”When Cameron first started working with the cheetah it was strutting about like it owned the place. But now she’s wearing the trousers. It has taken a shine to her, which is good because they’ve had to shoot a number of scenes together, including a set-up where they shared a bed.” While there was a risk of Cameron getting bitten by the dangerous animal, there were handlers on hand at all times to supervise what was happening. Producers were also worried about damage to Skywood House in Middlesex, Southern England – a modernist home designed by architect Graham Phillips – the big cat could potentially cause. The source added ”the specialist animal handlers have been close by in case the cheetah gets a bit carried away. The building is pristine and the furniture is worth a lot of money, so the potential is there for it to do a lot of damage.” The Counselor is a drug dealer drama which also stars Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz. It’s based on the screenplay by Cormac McCarthy, and directed by Ridley Scott.