Indiana Jones Star Says Cute Monkey From Raiders Was Actually A Huge Pain To Work With
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Actress Karen Allen, who played Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark, has spoken about her experience working with the movie’s monkey–and it was not a good time.

For the movie’s 40th anniversary, Allen spoke to Entertainment Weekly about her disdain for working with the capuchin monkey. The monkey featured in the film was untrained, and this presented a series of issues, Allen said.

“The monkey was a very unpleasant experience,” she said. “Here in the United States, we have Hollywood monkeys that are raised by people from a very young age, and they have trainers and they’re really obedient. I don’t know where that monkey came from. All I know is we were in Tunisia and that monkey had no training whatsoever.”

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