Pammie's turtle demand
09:30 08 November 2006
Pamela Anderson refused to star in her new movie unless the producers could guarantee that her pet turtle would be fake.
The former 'Baywatch' star is currently shooting 'Blonde and Blonder', alongside Denise Richards, in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada.
In the comic movie, Pammie plays a ditzy bombshell who has a pampered pet turtle.
However, the actress - who is a prominent member of animal rights group PETA - wouldn't commit to the role until she had assurances no real turtles would be used or harmed in the making of the film.
She said: "My pet is a turtle in the movie - animatronics of course. No real turtles are being used. No animals at all. It's an animal friendly set. That battle was won. Thank you."
Despite her turtle concerns, Pammie - who this year married American musician Kid Rock - is thrilled to be making a movie in her native country.
She added: "I'm having a blast filming. It's good to be in my hometown. Film crews in Canada are really the best!"
Earlier this year, the stunning actress posed virtually naked in the shop window of fashion designer Stella McCartney's London boutique as part of an anti-fur protest.
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