Sitting down with the stars of the eagerly anticipated new animated flick The Secret Life of Pets was revealing, to say the very least
Anything can happen in New York City. But when you’re sitting down with several big names in the comedy world, discussing all things cute, the last thing you’d expect is for a real life rabbit to hijack your interview.
And yet, just 30 seconds in with actors Lake Bell and Bobby Moynihan, two of the stars of The Secret Life of Pets, and a fluffy bunny boldly stole the show.
Bell, who ironically happened to be talking about being an “all animal lover” at the time and voices a foodloving cat in the new animation, could barely conceal her excitement.
“I know we’re in the middle of a professional interview right now, but there is a bunny rabbit ... it’s resting on your shoulder in the shot,” she squealed. “I am so jazzed!”
Meanwhile, I’m looking around trying to determine whether it’s some sort of perfectly timed prank from the crew at Universal. It wasn’t.
In the middle of Jersey City, of all places.
Lake Bell’s reaction to seeing a rabbit during our interview was priceless.
While the remainder of the talent chats weren’t quite as dramatic, talks with Kevin Hart, Louis C.K and Eric Stonestreet, who also star in the adventure comedy , were nonetheless enjoyable.
Hart and Louis C.K – who have never teamed up for a film before – got serious about pet horror stories and flushing certain species, admitting they’re both guilty of it.
“One hundred per cent, bye bye,” Hart said, adding that he tells his kids: “You flush it, it was your pet.”
Louis C.K added: “If you flush a fish, you should wait a little while. Because it’s a waste of water.
“If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down. If it’s a fish, who cares.”
Both comedians admitted they switched to dogs in their respective households after more than one goldfish saga.
Eric Stonestreet stars as an enormous mutt named Duke in The Secret Life of Pets.
For him, a lifetime of being around animals was what swayed him to sign on for this film – his very first animation.
On life beyond the awardwinning comedy series Modern Family, which he referred to as “a great gift that has come into my life”, Stonestreet had this to say: “I kind of look at getting the job as going to Vegas and hitting the slot machine for one million dollars, and then you just slowly back out the door and then you turn and you just run, and never go back.” The Secret Life of Pets opens today
Comedy heavyweights such as Kevin Hart and Eric Stonestreet voice characters in the new film The Secret Life of Pets.