In a recent interview, the actress reportedly said it was “hilarious” that a monkey used for the ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ movie “would just projectile vomit in the middle of scenes”, and her comments haven’t gone down well with animal rights campaigners.
A spokeswoman from Peta has told the Sun: “Early on, Peta called on the film’s producers to use computer-generated imagery instead of intelligent and highly social capuchins, whose complex physical and psychological needs cannot be met on any film set or in a training compound.
HuffPost UK has contacted Disney for comment.
The Sun states that Kaya made the initial comments during a discussion about the fifth instalment in the ‘Pirates’ franchise.
According to the paper, she said: “The most memorable cast member was the monkey because he threw up all the time.
While ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ faired reasonably at the box office, it didn’t exactly delight critics and currently has a dismal Rotten Tomatoes score, with 31%.