Dog lovers will flock to this one… Milo Ventimiglia & Amanda Seyfried and Director Simon Curtis are interviewed by DaniElle DeLaite for their movie ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ based on the book by Garth Stein. In the film, the voice of Enzo is voiced by Kevin Costner – which is pretty much the voice we all wish our dogs had. The film also stars Martin Donovan, Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Lily Dodsworth-Evans and Andres Joseph.
Amanda Seyfried talks about how the book changed her life, and how she loved coming to the set with the dog everyday. Ventimiglia talks about falling in love with the dogs and how he learned from the trainers on set about acting with the dogs. He became a bit of a dog-whisperer on set too, and he tells us how the trust between them comes to the big screen.
Curtis talks about getting an iconic American voice for the role, and the fact that Kevin Costner loved the book made him a perfect choice. The director also talks about using the camera at a lower point to convey the story from a different point of view.
The Art of Racing in the Rain is released in US and UK cinemas on the 9th of August.
The Art of Racing in the Rain Cast Interviews:
Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. Dog lovers believe their canine family members understand language, comprehend events, have opinions, exude loyalty. In “The Art of Racing In The Rain”, wise old dog Enzo Swift shares thoughts about the life experiences which prepared him to protect his family in times of greatest need.