‘The World’s Loneliest Dog’ Becomes A Movie Star Along With Sir Anthony Hopkins
The ‘world’s loneliest dog’ is getting a fairy-tale ending after six years in a shelter.
There was once a time this former shelter dog, named Freya, couldn’t find a friend in the world. But she now spends her days happily working alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
And soon she’ll be one, too.
Freya, a Staffordshire bull terrier, was picked up as a stray and taken to Freshfields Animal Rescue in England when she was a puppy. She sat and watched as adopters came and went for six years, but no one ever wanted to take her in.
Freya was said to have been passed up by 18,720 pet-seekers during that time, earning her the unfortunate title of “world’s loneliest dog.”
But then that all changed.
After reading an article about Freya’s heartbreaking story earlier this year, director Michael Bay decided the lonely dog had been overlooked for far too long. Bay made the surprise announcement on Twitter that he had cast Freya in an upcoming sequel to his “Transformers” film franchise.
Since then, details have been scarce, but we now have a behind-the-scenes look at Freya on set, working alongside her co-star, Anthony Hopkins.
Freya’s doing an amazing job acting,” Bay is heard saying in the Paramount Pictures clip below.
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Freya now has something even better than movie stardom.
In July, the sweet dog finally got what she desperately needed: a loving family to call her own.
“Every dog deserves a home, and I’m living proof,” rescuers wrote on her behalf online. “I just want to thank everyone who helped make this possible for me.”