Nicole Kidman, a subway-fare jumper?
Not if the Washington. D.C., transit authority has anything to say about it.
In a scene being shot for her upcoming alien flick The Visiting, the Oscar winner is being pursued by some sort of evil force, which takes her into the Cleveland Park Metro station, where she breezes over the turnstiles, The Washington Post reports.
But wait just a minute, yelled the Metro people. The transit authorities and the filmmakers hashed out a plan to prevent Kidman from serving as a role model to others. A line was added to the script. Says a cop: “Ma’am, you didn’t process your farecard.”
“We had to make them say something so people know they’re not supposed to do this,” Metro spokesperson Taryn McNeil tells The Post.
In the flick, which is a remake of the 1956 alien-attack movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Kidman, 38, has been cast as a psychiatrist who discovers that extraterrestrials are at the origin of a mysterious epidemic altering the behavior of human beings. A 1978 remake, starring Donald Sutherland, was something of a cult hit, and the term “pod people” entered the vocabulary thanks to the two movies.
The new version will mark the American debut of German director Oliver Hirschbiegel, of the recent critically acclaimed drama Adolf Hitler, Downfall, and will open next year, on the 50th anniversary of the original movie.