"Cameron (the director) contacted me a couple of months ago. In fact before this started I filmed another movie," Prieto recalls.
The film is "Water for Elephants", in which an elephant is the star of the story. So it would seem that fate put this experience before "We Bought a Zoo."
"Here we have built a zoo, it's awesome," he exclaims in the brief moments before filming a scene. "Since the film is based on a true story, we must work hard at it," says Prieto.
"Ten seems like an awful lot. We don't want to take anyone else's." — Joel and Ethan Coen, reacting to the 10 Oscar nominations for their film, "True Grit."
In second place in the international marketplace, Clint Eastwood's late-arriving "Hereafter," starring Matt Damon, earned $13 million in 26 territories, which brings its worldwide total to $62 million.
Not long ago you filmed a scene in The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon. What was it like working on the film and how did you enjoy working alongside Damon?
Brian: I had auditioned for nice parts opposite Matt Damon on 3 different films and landed none of them. Finally a casting director called and said the part I auditioned for in 'Adjustment Bureau' is going to someone more famous but would I be interested in shooting a smaller part-one scene, just me and Matt? I like Matt's work and I've heard good things about him so I said, "Hell yes". It was great to meet him, such a gentleman, but the scene was insignificant and was eventually cut.
Matt Damon for “True Grit” and “Hereafter”. This is what happens when you’re so good in movie after movie after movie. Hollywood takes you for granted.