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Sam Neill reveals hilarious celebrity names for his farm animals

The Kiwi actor had the crowd in stitches as he revealed the funny names for his farm animals during an appearance on The Graham Norton Show.
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople star Sam Neill has an unusual habit of naming his farm animals after Hollywood stars – and his choice of celebrities had everyone giggling as he appeared on a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show.

Explaining that while he tried to find homes for the 30-40 lambs that he raised on his farm every year, it wasn’t always possible.

“I do name a lot of my animals as an insurance policy, because, you know, if you name a chicken ‘Meryl Streep’, in all fairness, you can’t eat Meryl Streep,” he said.

He went on to introduce some of his farm animals to the studio audience, including two lambs named Susan Sarandon and Anjelica Huston and a cow named Helena Bonham Carter.

The 69-year-old star even charmed Graham himself by saying that a “brand new” calf on the farm had been named after the show host.

“Helena Bonham Carter is Graham Norton’s mother,” Sam explained, to which Graham quipped, “She’ll be thrilled.”

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