Ricky Gervais - Ricky Gervais: Spy Kids Dog Was Going To Be Put Down19 August 2011
Ricky Gervais has revealed the pooch who stars in his new movie 'Spy Kids: All the Time in the World' was a rescue dog who was going to be put down before he was saved by the crew.
Ricky Gervais: Spy Kids Dog Was Going To Be Put Down
The comic actor voices the cunning canine character Argonaut in the new children's movie and Ricky admits the pooch was a rescue dog who was facing death before he was turned into a Hollywood star.
During an appearance on British daytime TV show 'This Morning', he said: "I'm not the star of this film, it's the dog, he's the cutest dog in the world ... He was a rescue dog, they were going to put him down but the crew saved him and put him in the film and made him a star."
He explained: "I was allowed to do a lot of adlibbing . It was just me with a set of headphones on, watching the dog and saying stupid things, which is what I do for a job. But it's great."
The 50-year-old actor contacted the guest stars personally to ask them to be on the show.
Ricky said: "I email them and say, 'How would you like to work for very little money, near Slough, with a director who ruins every take through laughing, with dwarfs?' And they all say yes!"