After seeing a story about the world’s “loneliest dog,” Freya, director Michael Bay gave her a starring role in his upcoming “Transformers” movie.
He tweeted, “Found this in the news last week in the UK. We gave the Loneliest Dog a role in Transformers. Freya has epilepsy and has been in a shelter her whole 6 year life. We are also going to find her a home. If not, she will come to my house. Welcome to the cast Freya!” According to the BBC, Bay already has two bull mastiffs, Bonecrusher and Grace.
Freya was passed over more than 18,000 times for adoption at her shelter Freshfields Animal Rescue in the UK.
“It was a bit of a surprise to say the least as we were just focusing on finding her a home,” a shelter spokesperson told The Dodo. “Michael Bay’s office contacted us directly and after lengthy communications we’re happy for her to be part of the cast. This came as an added bonus alongside the fact that we have people currently getting to know her with a view to offering a permanent home which has always been our main priority.”
The fifth “Transformers” film, titled “Transformers: The Last Knight,” will star Mark Wahlberg, who joined the franchise in 2014. Bay recently tweeted that Sir Anthony Hopkins had also joined the cast. It’s set for release in 2017.
And remember, always adopt, don’t shop for your next best friend!