Shelter Dog Turns Star in ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’

dog-seeking-a-friend-for-the-end-of-the-worldAn unlikely star is said to have brightened up the set of Steve Carell‘s new comedy movie Seeking A Friend for the End of the World. His name is Aleister, a five-year-old terrier mix who was rescued from a shelter four years ago in California.

Carell’s character – Dodge – unexpectedly meets Aleister during a suicide attempt that goes awry. From then on Aleister, who is hilariously named Sorry in the film, and Dodge become inseparable.

Aleister also took a liking to Keira Knightley, who also stars in the film. After meeting the British actress, the four legged performer “went up to her and nestled on her dress.”

Talking about Aleister’s time on set with Carell, dog trainer Sarah Clifford shared with MNN, “We would take a little bit of time every day before we started filming for what we called a bonding session. We’d get Steve and Aleister comfortable together. Steve gave him treats, and kissed and cuddled him. That way, when Aleister worked with Steve on camera, there was already a bond.”

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, that is currently open in theaters, is Aleister’s first major movie role.

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