Rosario Dawson Discusses ‘Zookeeper’ Role

Actress Rosario Dawson is known for taking on dramatic parts, but in her latest movie, the 32-year-old actress also showed she is willing to deal with physical discomforts for the right role.

In Zookeeper, a comedy starring Kevin James that premiered Friday, Dawson didn’t allow her severe case of allergies to stop her from ‘monkeying’ around on set with various animals as well other cast members which included Adam Sandler and Ken Jeong.

The film tells the story of a lovable zookeeper (James) who considers leaving his job for something more distinguished in order to impress his ex-girlfriend, played by Leslie Bibb.

The zoo animals intervene and literally break their code of silence in order to help him learn the rules of courtship and land a dame more worthy of his kindness, like the zoo’s vet, played by Dawson.

Rosario, best known for her roles in Sin City and Men in Black II, recently talked with the Miami Herald about her dedication to taking on her part in the new film.

“Yes, it was intense. I had eye drops, creams, a nose spray and pills that I took. I was constantly medicated! “

Despite the struggles she went through to play her part, Dawson explained it wasn’t all that bad and that she actually enjoyed learning about the various animals.

“I was lucky, because I play a veterinarian in the movie so I’m supposed to be familiar with the animals and specifically the eagle, so I spent a lot of time with the Wedge-tailed Eagle and that was really incredible.”

You can watch the trailer for Zookeeper below:

via OTR

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