British actress Emma Watson, who was recently in Iceland for the filming of scenes for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah, appeared on the David Letterman talk show on US television yesterday evening to discuss her time in the country.
Emma Watson. Source: Wikipedia.
The actress praised the country’s scenic beauty but revealed that she wouldn’t eat puffin and whale after seeing them in the wild.
“I struggled a bit with the food. I don’t eat a lot of fish but they’re into more exotic food so it’s not uncommon to serve whale or puffin or reindeer,” she said.
“They take you on these tours,” she said. “‘Let’s go see the whales, let’s go see the cute little puffins, and you’re like ‘this is amazing’. And then they sell the cute little cuddly toy and then they serve it to you for dinner,” she continued.
Watson said she didn’t taste whale or puffin, explaining that she didn’t think it felt right but commented that it was good to not feel disconnected from where your food comes from.
Letterman mentioned Icelanders’ supposed belief in elves to which Watson responded that Aronofsky had taken the locals’ belief very seriously, ensuring that he “paid his respects” to the elves.
Click here to watch a clip from the program.