Spielberg spread bugs in Britain for Indiana Jones

June 16th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS  

London, June 16 (IANS) Hollywood director Steven Spielberg says he is responsible for the insects in the neighbourhood of Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, Britain because they got there when he was filming “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”. Spielberg shot a scene where he had his wife, actress Kate Capshaw, covered with bugs. He revealed that it was a constant struggle to keep the insects on the set because they were getting out of control, contactmusic.com reports.

He said: “The problem with bugs is they’re fast and they’re small and they can escape so it was very hard for us to keep the bugs in the confines of the very small set we had built. The bugs would literally be 25 percent less every day we shot. And they would escape under the real estate of Elstree Studios and they’d eventually get into the ecosystem of the surrounding communities.

“By the last day of shooting we only had 25 percent of our bugs left, not nearly enough to make the scene work - so we had to send out for more bugs.”

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