“I am a big supporter of protecting the marine environment,” Carter said of the Fishlove campaign promoting the Blue Marine Foundation, which raises awareness of “the unsustainable fishing practices that are destroying the earth’s marine ecosystem.” And it’s not just fish; the reserves would help whales, turtles, seabirds, penguins and corals.
“I’m actually very phobic about fish, so when Greta [Scacchi] asked me to be photographed naked with a 27kg tuna I was more worried about touching it than getting my kit off. Having said that, I conquered my fears and by the end of the morning we’d truly bonded.”
Speaking in front of Great Britain’s House of Commons, Carter said:
There is a new movement, spearheaded by the Blue Marine Foundation and others, encouraging the Government to invest in creating marine reserves – fish refuges really – where they are safe from the ravages of industrial-scale fishing and where they can regenerate. We all have a responsibility to try and return our world to the next generation in the state we inherited it in, not worse.It would be a sad thing if in our dotage we’d be describing a tuna fish to our grandchildren like we do a dodo today.
Carter, 48, has two children with former partner Tim Burton, who directed a film called Big Fish, so maybe she was inclined to be sympathetic?
Carter can be seen this week in Disney’s latest remake of Cinderella.
Carter is hardly the first celebrity to strip down to support sealife. Gillian Anderson and Greta Scacchi (who convinced Carter to do this shoot) are two of the other ladies who have posed for the cause: