Emma Watson has revealed that the idea of making a film about Noah's Ark seemed really cheesy to her before director Darren Aronofsky explained his concept.
Watson told the Mail on Sunday's Event magazine, "To be honest, the idea of making a film of Noah seemed really cheesy to me – the dove and the rainbow, the two-by-two... Darren is the lord of darkness and grittiness, and then he explained it to me as this really interesting post-apocalyptic world – not set in the past but not set in the future, and not a sandal in sight."
The former Harry Potter star added that making a film is a "huge burden" for directors, "I do know what it takes. Each of the Harry Potter directors looked as if they had aged about 10 years by the time they'd finished. It's a huge burden to carry. Darren doesn't shave during films, so there was this kind of dilapidation that happened throughout, where by the end of it he looked like this mad caveman."
Noah stars Russell Crowe in the title role and is set for release on April 4.