Raiders of the Lost Ark star Karen Allen was stunned when Steven Spielberg phoned her and asked her to be part of the new Indiana Jones movie - because she was just a sweater shop owner in rural Massachusetts.

The actress, who played the adventurer's love interest in the first Indiana Jones film, turned her back on Hollywood years ago and moved to Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

There, she runs a yoga studio and knits scarves and sweaters, which she sells from her town store.

Allen also teaches at a local college, and she had no idea she was being considered for the fourth Indiana Jones film.

She says, "Steven called and said, 'You know why I'm calling... We're making another Indiana Jones - and you're in it!'

"I was jumping around with joy." (KL/WNV/GES)

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