Go figure. Bella Thorne, the 13-year-old actress whose supernatural thriller, Forget Me Not, debuts tonight at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, keeps a wolf as a house pet!
Interviewed on Film Festival Radio, the former child model reveals what it’s like cohabitating with the carnivore she calls Voodoo—who’s nearly as tall as she is.
“[Wolves] are known to scare away people in your yard. But Voodoo’s like, ‘Come here, guys! Let me show you to the door. Come inside!’” she tells host Janice Malone.
“The funniest thing about having a wolf is that they’re so, like, not what you think when you hear, I have a wolf—even though his howl is kinda really scary. Because when he was attacked by two pit bulls, he got his jugular removed,” adds Bella, who has replaced Jolean Wejbe in the role of Tancy Henrickson on HBO’s polygamous-family drama Big Love, Season 4 of which gets under way January 10.
“His howl used to be like, ‘How-ooooo!’ Now it’s like ‘Argg-rrrrrr!’ It’s actually pretty funny when he howls and you’re on the phone. I’m like, ‘Voodoo! I’m on the phone!’ Then he’ll go ‘argg-rrrrrr!” and try to snip at me, but his snips don’t hurt. It kinda tickles.”
When asked if she plans to bring Voodoo to Grauman’s Chinese Theatre tonight for the opening of Forget Me Not—which co-stars Hannah Montana‘s Cody Linley, Sonny with a Chance‘s Jillian Murray and Camp Rock: The Final Jam‘s Chloe Bridges—Bella says:
“I don’t think I should bring him to the screening, because if there’s any pit bulls there, there will be a problem. He’ll just eat them.
“But he’s really nice when you meet him. If you give him a hot dog or scratch under his neck where he likes it, he’ll love you forever.”
To hear Bella’s full interview, click here.