"So far we have ridden horses together, seen off the bad guys, got naked (partially), wallowed chin-deep in mud, danced by firelight, attended a funeral and kissed," said Crowe, in an email to The Sun-Herald. "What can I say? It's an interesting gig," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted him as saying.
The Gladiator star also praised Blanchett for her skills as an actress. He said: "I can't talk highly enough of her skill and sense of humour. She is a wonderful partner in crime and now that we are under way, I can't think of anyone else in this part."
Russell also dismissed rumours of a tiff with film"s director Ridley Scott. "His gaze is steely, his demeanour determined, at 72 years old he is an inspiration to every man and woman on the set. Ridley and I have never made a secret of the way we work, we agree to disagree because in the calculation of both our opinions we create the best idea. There's no yelling, no diva bullshit, we are doing our jobs to the best of our abilities and try to do something special every day," he said.