Top 10 Celebs Who Adopted an Animal While Filming, Truly Adorable Duos

There are actors who overcome their phobia for a role and others who meet their new best friend. Do you wonder what has become of the mythical animals in movies? Imagine that some were adopted by actors, fell completely in love with their partner on the screen. At the same time, who could resist so much cuteness?

1. Sophie Turner in Game of Thrones

The Zuni dog plays the role of Lady, Sansa’s wolf in Game Of Thrones. Unfortunately, Zuni did not stay long in the series since his character was killed in episode 2. The dog found himself out of work and Sophie Turner, Sansa’s interpreter, decided to adopt him. She had quickly become attached to the puppy and had always dreamed of adopting a dog.

2. Tom Hardy in “When the Night Comes”

Tom Hardy is a big fan of dogs, which is the main reason why he auditioned for the film “When the Night Comes” (or “The Drop”): he knew there would be puppies. After filming, Tom Hardy adopted one of the pit bulls who played Rocco. He said he had a hard time choosing between the different perfectly identical puppies.

3. Chris Evans in “Mary”

While filming the movie “Mary” (or “Gifted”) in 2017, Chris Evans met his new best friend. The Captain America actor adopted the dog Dodger, his on-screen companion, after filming.

4. James Gunn in “Guardians of the Galaxy”

For the creation of visual effects in “Guardians of the Galaxy”, the Rocket Raccoon’s body and movements were modeled after a real raccoon called Oreo. The director, James Gunn, could no longer part with Oreo and often took him with him on the set of the film. The animal even attended the premiere of the film alongside James Gunn.

5. Brendan Fraser in “Texas Rising”

During the filming of the series Texas Rising, one of the horses was constantly bothered by other equines and sometimes found himself alone, away. Brendan Fraser took a liking to this horse, Pecas, and decided to adopt him. The horse quickly developed a strong bond with Brendan’s son, diagnosed with autism.

6. Reese Witherspoon in “A Blonde’s Revenge”

During the filming of the American film “A Blonde’s Revenge”, Reese Witherspoon and the dog Moonie who plays Bruiser became inseparable. The actress later adopted the dog who still remains by her side, he was even present when Reese Witherspoon received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

7. Kim Novak in “The Adorable Neighbor”

In the film “L’Adorable Voisine” released in 1958, Kim Novak’s character is a witch always accompanied by her Siamese cat. After the filming, Kim Novak decided to adopt the cat and we could see him later in many photos with the actress.

8. Tiffany Haddish in “Keanu”

In the American comedy Keanu released in 2016, a too cute kitten is kidnapped by a gang and everyone wants to appropriate the cat. In reality, Tiffany Haddish adopted one of the seven kittens who interpret Keanu. The actress renamed the cat “Catatonic” and won’t let go of it anymore, her cat has become her child.

9. Viggo Mortensen in “The Lord of the Rings”

Viggo Mortensen is an American actor best known for his role as Aragorn in the “Lord of the Rings” film trilogy. A great horse lover, he bought two of the film’s horses after filming.

Top 10 celebs who adopted an animal while filming, truly adorable duos
Picture credits: The Lord of the Rings

10. Will Smith and Abbey from “I Am Legend”

In the movie “I Am Legend”, Robert Neville and the dog Sam are inseparable. Sam is the only one left with Robert as the town is devastated and we’ve all cried over the death of the movie’s favorite dog. In reality, Will Smith became very attached to the dog Abbey and asked his masters if he could adopt him, but they obviously refused. It’s a bit sad, but still less than the movie…

Top 10 celebs who adopted an animal while filming, truly adorable duos
Picture credits: I’m a legend

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