Critics haven’t been kind to the environmental comedy “Furry Vengeance,” but the film marks a significant moment for star Brooke Shields.
At the age of 15, Shields appeared in one of the seminal movies of the early 80s, “The Blue Lagoon.” The film has been lampooned for years for its depiction of two shipwrecked youngsters who grow up to love each other, but Shields has never participated. And considering her TV career with the long-running sitcom “Suddenly Susan” and the more recent “Lipstick Jungle,” she’s certainly had her chances. Somewhat surprisingly, audiences will discover that “Vengeance” ends with an elaborate musical number credit sequence featuring the stars of the film mocking famous films (including some of their own). And, shockingly, Shields and co-star Brendan Fraser wink at “Lagoon” in the montage.
Speaking to Shields at the press day for “Vengeance” earlier this month, the actress revealed it was actually her idea to include the “Lagoon” scene. Crediting Fraser and director Roger Kumble, Shields says she finally felt the parody was “respectful” to the original film.
You’ll have to catch “Furry Vengeance” in theaters to see the credit sequence and Shields’ “Lagoon” return, but to watch her entertaining interview you can find it embedded in this page or for a larger version, click here.
“Furry Vengeance” is now playing nationwide.