Do we really have to wait six whole months to find out what perils await Simon in JAWS 3D? Yes, because the movie is not set for release until July 1983. However, Simon has reveled a few things about the story and the character he plays in JAWS, and we hope these comments will serve to whet you appetite for the film.
Simon revealed, “My character in JAWS 3D is called Philip Fitzroyce, 16th Earl of Haddenfield. He is an adventure from England’s aristocracy and makes a living out of shooting spectacular underwater films. He is a young Jacques Cousteau with a devil-may-care attitude. He wears safari suits, rugby shirts, a sharks tooth necklace and an outrageous hat. He’s a celebrity and knows it, and doesn’t care what he looks like as long as he’s having fun.”
Simon says he’s a good swimmer and, “I will spend a lot of time in the water in a bright orange we suit.” (Wouldn’t a bright orange wet suit attract sharks, Simon?)
Directed by Joe Alves, Jaws 3D also stars Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong and Lou Gossett, Jr. Of Lou Simon comments, “I like Lou Gossett very much. He’s a splendid actor and a delightful man.”
For the most part, the movie was filmed at and around Seaworld near Orlando Florida. Watch for further updates on the movie in our next newsletter. Perhaps Simon will tell us if it was hard to be “shark bait”