No, seriously. He did.
Sam Neill is a master of social media. He knows how to hook an audience with something shocking paired with something sweet, odd, and entertaining. He knows people love his animal friends. And he knows how to low-key promote his vineyard, Two Paddocks, named for his iconic turn in Jurassic Park. He does all of the above with his latest Twitter post, where Neill introduces the world to his fat c*ck, Michael Fassbender.
Is this name a cheeky reference to Fassbender’s revealing Shame performance? Probably. However, Neill notes its not so much bawdy jokes that earn a celebrity an animal homage as friendship.
Correction . He is a friend . That is how you get an animal called after you on my farm; and yes we worked together and it was fine. https://t.co/G6zWG2sA1R— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) July 2, 2020
The New Zealand actor quite co-starred with Fassbender in François Ozon’s 2007 period-drama, Angel.
Other celebs who’ve earned Two Paddocks’ namesakes include Australian comedian Mick Molloy:
A quick song for my animals. ( I’ve done better ) . Actually it was MICK MOLLOY the ram , that imposter and dud , that ate the Shakespeare . We will have words on my return . @mickmolloy @Jane_L_Kennedy @kennedymolloy pic.twitter.com/eKHvB8YS2s— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) June 11, 2020
Neill’s Jurassic Park co-star Jeff Goldblum:
Had to leave The Pig and his friend The Ram ( Jeff Goldblum ) behind on our morning walk . The pig found a few hundred pears lying around. And they weren’t going back into their paddock for anyone . Must be the size of Texas by now. . I had to go to work… pic.twitter.com/CYJrX9krPH— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) February 29, 2020
And Merlin co-star Helena Bonham Carter:
Helena Bonham Carter, the cow, trying to kiss me this morning. I don't blame her . I'd shaved. pic.twitter.com/fKSMGM0DyN— Sam Neill (@TwoPaddocks) August 3, 2017
He even talked about his animal friends on The Graham Norton Show. Specifically, he talked about the reasoning behind these monikers, explaining, “In all fairness, you can’t eat Meryl Streep.”
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