Cast of the Upcoming “Turner & Hooch” Disney Plus Series Reflect on Filming

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In case you didn’t hear, The 1989 Comedy Turner & Hooch is getting a sequel mini series on Disney Plus. The show follows Josh Peck of Drake & Josh fame is set to star as Scott Turner Jr., the son of Tom Hanks’ character from the original film. Scott Turner Sr. has recently been murdered and in this six episode mini series Scott Jr. must team up with an unlikely partner to solve the mysterious death of his late father.

Filming the series was apparently a lot of work, at least according to some of the cast, mostly due to having to work with multiple French Mastiffs on set. A French Mastiff is a pretty large dog breed, averaging 23-26 Inches in Height and weighing up to 140 lbs,  and if not trended properly could definitely lead to some difficulties with a dog that large.

Josh Peck recalled his experience filming:

“Dogs force you to get out of your plan and out of your comfort zone, which is really great for a guy like me, who likes to run his scenes in the shower the night before. The dogs would certainly pass gas sometimes in the middle of a scene, and usually I could power through it, but I’m not that professional. I’d be like, ‘I’m sorry, can we just take a moment and let the air literally clear?'”

Actress Vanessa Lengies who plays opposite Peck as his love interest/dog trainer stated:

The amount of listening it took, I’ve never experienced that before. As an actor, it requires you to be so present and throw out any plans that you might have had for the scene, because the dogs don’t know your plans.

Working with Animals can often be one of the most difficult tasks an actor can pull off. Live Animals don’t fully realize what is going on and sometimes don’t know what “Acting” is, meaning they could misread certain actions or phrases, so making sure the animal is well trained can be quite the task.

The cast seems enthusiastic for the upcoming series, which is set to premiere on Disney Plus on July 21st.

Source: Variety  


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