"I found out that Sam Jackson... had it in his contract that the snakes had to be within 25 feet (7.6 metres) of him; they could not come closer. He is so scared of snakes; he didn't wanna look at them, he didn't wanna see them or touch them... and I just piggy-backed on his contract, and said, 'Me too'. And so the two leads of the movie all about snakes... said they wouldn't go near them." Julianna Margulies on how she and Samuel L. Jackson steered clear of snakes on the set of cult 2006 film Snakes on a Plane.