Movie-star spotters hoping to catch a glimpse of Jason Statham and Ruby Rose didn’t get to see them today during filming on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula
But they were introduced to the actors’ co-star, a shark-savaged whale, which was spotted floating in the Hauraki Gult.
If the filming of movie Meg wasn’t already Auckland’s worst kept secret, seeing the whale hauled along the super-city’s motorways to Gulf Harbour would have been a dead giveaway.
Statham and Rose are in New Zealand to film sci-fi movie Meg, based on Steve Alten’s 1997 novel of the same name, and the filming is reportedly underway at an Auckland film studio.
The pair have been on location in Auckland, though Statham had a busy weekend holiday with his fiance in Queenstown.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, filming locations for Meg include New Zealand and China.