The Running Scared star talks about his new best friends – and why some people hate him
Friday Feb 24, 2006 6:00pm EST
By Amy Longsdorf
CREDIT: ZACH LIPP / ADMEDIA
Paul Walker, star of the surprise hit Eight Below, goes from huskies to heavies with his new – and decidedly not kid-friendly – movie Running Scared, a Mob thriller. The 32-year-old Glendale, Calif., native, who has a 7-year-old daughter, Meadow, with an ex, spoke recently about his favorite sled dog, hating Keanu Reeves and how his latest film cost him a girlfriend.
How was it working with the dogs in Eight Below?
I was dealing with 64 dogs (because) each dog had seven doubles. I knew them all by name. I knew each and every one of their personalities.
Could you keep any of them?
No. I wanted to go home with Jasper – he was Shorty in the film, and he was the worst dog to work with. The dog never hit his mark. He was the fastest one, though, and the sweetest one.