Hollywood star Naomi Watts is elated to have landed a role in the upcoming remake of KING KONG - because she adores monkeys.

The British-born actress plays Fay Wray in the anticipated movie, with LORD OF THE RINGS star Andy Serkis taking on the role of the giant-sized ape, and her love of the creatures has added to the experience of shooting the film.

She says, "I've had a bit of a love affair with monkeys for years. A friend asked what I wanted to do on my birthday, and I said I wanted to see a monkey. That's pure joy for me."

28/01/2005 09:35