Sarah Jessica Parker Learns To Milk A Cow For Did You Hear About The Morgans
Part of acting is looking like you know what the hell you're doing when you don't know what the hell you're doing. This can range from performing your own stunts in a big summer tentpole movie, to the simple act of creating believable chemistry with a co-star you may or may not be able to stand. Or, sometimes, you have to look like you're accomplished at squeezing milk out of a cow.
Such is the task laid before Sam Elliott and Sarah Jessica Parker in this behind-the-scenes clip from Did You Hear About the Morgans? The film stars Parker and Hugh Grant as a couple forced into witness protection on a Wyoming farm after witnessing a murder. Sort of like Green Acres with a body count. It's out now on Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
The most surprising part of this behind-the-scenes clip? Who would have guessed that Sam Elliott had never milked a cow before? If there was any single actor in Hollywood that I would have expected to know how to milk a cow, hands down, it would have been Elliott. I would also expect him to know how to geld a horse, deliver a breech foal, and herd 800 head of cattle from Montana to South Dakota.