Actor Kevin Kline is finding his new role a pain in the backside - because he's had to take horse riding lessons to play the character.

The A Fish Called Wanda funnyman is preparing for his role as legendary tunesmith Cole Porter in biopic JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS - and he's learning to ride in London's HYDE PARK for one key scene in the film.

RICHARD BRIGGS, who owns HYDE PARK STABLES, says, "He's finding it quite a change. Cole Porter suffered a riding accident that crippled him, so it's an important elements in the film and Kevin's keen to get it right.

"He's had two classes so far but after the first hour he said he had a very sore backside."

30/06/2003 13:50