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  • “Don’t Let Cruz Replace Me”

    Emilia Fox has joked she was jealous when her young co-star Robbie Kay told her he had been cast in Pirates Of The Caribbean 4.

    The Silent Witness star plays Robbie’s mother in forthcoming film Ways To Live Forever, in which the 14-year-old plays a boy suffering from leukaemia.

    Emilia revealed: “Before Christmas I did a film called Ways To Live Forever about a little boy who had cancer with a brilliant actor called Robbie Kay, who’s just phoned me to tell me he’s got a job in Pirates Of The Caribbean. I told him I didn’t want to be replaced by Penelope Cruz in his life and that I was slightly envious that he was going to Hawaii for 10 weeks – and does he need a chaperone?”

    Ben Chaplin also stars in the film as Sam’s father, and Emilia reveals making the movie, due out later this year, was very emotional.

    She said: “The very thought of having a child who gets a terminal illness like that, I don’t know how you deal with it. I think there are incredible people and incredible families who find their way of dealing with it. So we all got very close on the film and remain friends.”

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