It's a Hollywood fairy tale come true.
Once upon a time, Freya the rescue dog didn't have a friend in the world. But these days she spends her time lounging on-set with some of the world's biggest movie stars.
And soon she'll be one, too, reports The Dodo.
Freya, a Staffordshire bull terrier, was just a puppy when she was picked up as a stray and taken to Freshfields Animal Rescue in England. For six years potential adopters came, saw—and went home without her. Nobody ever wanted to take her home.
Freshfields estimates that some 18,720 pet-seekers passed Freya up during that time — earning her the sad distinction as the "world's loneliest dog."
But then everything changed.
Earlier this year, after reading an article about the poor pooch, director Michael Bay decided the lonely dog had been overlooked long enough. In a surprise announcement on Twitter, Bay said he had picked Freya to play a role in an upcoming sequel to his Transformers film franchise.
Full details haven't been disclosed yet, but a few behind-the-scenes peeks at Freya on-set have been released.
Yes, that's Freya with co-star Anthony Hopkins!
"Freya's doing an amazing job acting," Bay is heard saying in the clip below from Paramount Pictures.
The thrills of fame can be fleeting.Fortunately, Freya—at long last—has something infinitely better: a loving forever family of her very own.
In July, the sweet dog finally found what she had been needing most of all — a loving family to call her own.
"There's a home out there for every dog and I'm living proof," rescuers wrote on her behalf online. "I just want to say thank you to everyone who made this happen for me."
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