Sam Neill has revealed that he has a rooster named after his fellow actor Michael Fassbender, which the latter apparently wasn’t too happy about

The Jurassic World: The Dominion actor opened up the animals on his New Zealand farm in a new interview on ITV’s daily show This Morning, revealing that he has a number of pets named after famous stars

Neill stated that he had a cow named Helena Bonham Carter, and rams named Jeff Goldblum and Timothy Spall, and then admitted to having a rooster named after a particular actor

When asked by co-host Phillip Schofield for the rooster name, the star laughed and said, “I’m a little embarrassed now, I’m not going to say his name because he’s offended”

“Oh, I thought he was pretty happy!” Co-host Holly Willoughby suggested, “Our researchers thought he was pretty impressed, but maybe he isn’t”

Later in the interview, the actor stated: “Actually it’s Michael Fassbender I might as well tell you it’s Michael Fassbender”

“If you hadn’t done it when you left, I would say,” Schofield said, while Willoughby joked, “I have so many follow-up questions for this, but it’s me I’m not sure we do may ”

Sam Neill as Dr Alan Grant in the original Jurassic Park movie CREDIT: Murray Close / Getty Images

Neill will take on his role as Dr Alan Grant re-starring in Dominion and recently defended the much-maligned third Jurassic Park film from 2001

“I just spoke to someone earlier in the day who said, ‘I really like Jurassic Park III and it’s being unfair [treated],’ he said

“And I said, ‘Thank you very much’ I agree that the last 10 minutes is way too easy and way too fast, but I think up to that point it’s damn good””


Dominion, releasing in 2022, will also see the return of original Jurassic Park stars Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern, as well as Jurassic World’s Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard

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