Elijah Wood joins the ranks of film stars that are turning to the small screen for good roles this month in his new FX showWilfred. To celebrate this new role Wood is on the July cover of Nylon Guys and in the interview explains his reasons for this move to television, which comes after a more than twenty year career in film.
Wilfred is based on the cult Australian comedy of the same name, that features a relationship between a man and a talking, weed smoking and drinking dog. The protagonist of the show, who Wood is playing is called Ryan and is the only one that can see Wilfred in this state, which happens to be a man dressed in a dog costume rather than the normal dog that everyone else sees. Sound bizarre enough for you yet?
The actor playing Wilfred is Jason Gann, who is reprising his role from the Australian version and also happens to be the co-creator of the original series. Gann gives Wilfred his native Aussie accent adding to the wonderfully weird and funny circumstances of the show. When this reboot of the show was announced fans of the original were concerned as is the case when any beloved show is redone for another country. However, the involvement of Gann and the promos that reveal that it is close to the heart of the original have quelled some of these fears. The premise itself is so brilliantly bonkers and is described in Nylon Guys as "Fight Club, meet Harvey, then add bongs" and sounds like it could be perfect summer viewing. Read More...