Movie buffs and animal lovers will recall Abbey, the famous I Am Legend dog that stole millions of hearts of viewers around the globe. Moreover, she is all grown up now and enjoying every single bit of her retirement phase.
Yes, we’re all sure you remember the very sad episode from the movie, where Will Smith’s character killed his very own dog, Samantha. And just in case you forgot, it’s because she was poisoned from the wounds of zombie hounds.
As far as the movie is concerned, cinema-goers will relish the scenes of how Samantha was Robert’s only dear friend. And her death left so many in tears. Therefore, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that we’re still not over those touching scenes.
Today, Abbey is 13 and the adorably loyal dog is living her life. Moreover, she simply can’t get enough of her retirement phase and that’s because she’s surrounded by pure love.
Here are more details on the famous I Am Legend Dog that holds a special place in so many people’s hearts.
There’s no reason to tear up because the pooch is living her best life
Just before you tear up after recalling those heart-wrenching scenes from one of cinema’s finest productions, we’d like to interrupt. Abbey, the real-life version of Samantha is actually doing pretty well for herself.
Yes, the pooch is 13 and can’t get enough of her retirement phase. Moreover, she’s very much living and fans are loving this update.
Today, the I Am Legend dog lives with her trainer. And Steve Berens with his family is doing a pretty good job of taking care of the actress. Above all, we can firmly say that she’s earned her long break with a very well deserved retirement phase.
I Am Legend dog owner says Abbey is still ‘alive and kicking’
The fact that so many fans still remember the dog actress tells us how much of an impact her performance made. And that’s why her real-life trainer, Steve Berens, puts in extra effort to keep fans in the know.
Meanwhile, Steve gave a rather detailed interview to LADbible. He made the following claims:
‘She’s older now and she doesn’t hear hardly anything. But she’s still alive and kicking. Similarly, she still adores a ball and loves a bone.’
Steve runs a very famous animal training organization called Animals of Distinction. And that’s exactly why the movie’s bosses requested him to search and train a german shepherd breed for the movie’s lead role.
‘She was trained in quite a lot of the basics needed for movie work, as well as directly for those particular scenes.’
‘While it was stressful at first, Abbey really came out strong. She is a really good dog and she makes the effort to learn fast too.’
‘Abbey loved working alongside Will Smith,’ explains trainer
And just in case all those positive and heartfelt experiences weren’t enough, here’s another bit of news that’s sure to melt your heart. Abbey loved working alongside her famous Hollywood costar, Will Smith.
According to her trainer:
‘When you work alongside a number of actors, they’re just not into working their way with animals. Moreover, many feel that the audience will look at the animal, instead of at them.’
However, Will Smith and Abbey’s partnership was very different. The two shared a unique bond. Will was not like other actors. To put it simply, he was very keen on working with Abbey. And that’s exactly what makes him the most fabulous person to work on screen with.
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