Russell Crowe's Blanchett mud bath

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 June 2009
Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe's Blanchett mud bath

Russell Crowe has had a great time shooting scenes for 'Robin Hood' with Cate Blanchett which have included them stripping off and wallowing in mud together

Russell Crowe stripped off and "wallowed" in mud with Cate Blanchett for their latest film.

The stars are currently filming 'Robin Hood' - based on the legend of the British outlaw - in the UK and have had a number of unusual experiences.

Russell, who plays title character Robin in the movie, said: "So far we have ridden horses together, seen off bad guys, got naked (partially) wallowed chin deep in mud, danced by firelight, attended a funeral and kissed. What can I say? It's an interesting gig."

Cate plays Robin's love interest Maid Marian - replacing Sienna Miller, who was originally cast in the role - and Russell has praised her professionalism, calling her his "partner in crime".

He added: "I can't talk highly enough of her skill and sense of humour. She is a wonderful partner in crime and now that we are under way, I can't think of anyone else in this part."

He also described the scale of the film, directed by veteran filmmaker Sir Ridley Scott as "gargantuan - the biggest I've ever worked with".

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