One day on the set of Ron Howard's classic comedy Splash, Daryl Hannah, a devoted vegetarian, found herself shooting the restaurant scene in which her character (a mermaid) devours a lobster, shell and all. In order to convince her to do the scene, Howard had cracked lobster shells stuffed with potatoes. Even so, the experience was a difficult one. "She did several takes," Howard recalled. "It was very endearing... She did it, and she cried after the takes. She was crying -- for the lobsters, you know..."
[Hannah once performed as a singer and keyboard player with an all-girl band called Psychotic Kindergarten.]