Pirates of the Caribbean's vomiting monkey lands Disney in hot water
LANDING a role in a Hollywood blockbuster is a dream come true for anyone - but for one star of the latest Pirates of the Caribbean flick it was a nightmare.
Disney bosses are in hot water after actress Kaya Scodelario gloated that the monkey who appeared in the new Pirates film Salazar's Revenge was constantly puking during scenes on a ship, branding it "hilarious”.
Brit star Kaya has now been slammed by animal rights campaigners for her comments and said the poor creature should never have been used.
Speaking about life on set in an unheard chat, Kaya, who plays Carina Smyth, said: "The most memorable cast member was the monkey because he threw up all the time”.
"He had a very tiny stomach and when we were filming on the boat he would just projectile vomit in the middle of scenes, which I found hilarious.”
Concerns were raised in 2015 when the capuchin monkey, which plays Captain Barbarossa's companion in the movie, wounded a make-up artist on set.
And after Kaya's sick revelation, experts at animal rights ora wild-goose chase deemed the critter's use unacceptable.
A spokeswoman said: "Early on, Peta called on the film's producers to use computer-generated imagery instead of intelligent and highly social capuchins, whose complex physical and psychological needs cannot be met on any film set or in a training compound.
"Hollywood must learn the lesson that there's simply no safe or humane way to force a wild animal to perform in a movie.”
Disney bosses already faced serious questions after bringing back lead star Johnny Depp after his domestic abuse battle against ex Amber Heard.
Not even a cameo from Sir Paul McCartney can save this sinking ship.
A Disney source last night insisted the animal welfare organisation American Humane Association were part of the production.