'Wilfred': Elijah Wood Tries His Hand at Comedy With New FX Series

Playing opposite a guy dressed in a dog suit in a cable comedy series isn’t what you’d normally expect from Elijah Wood.

But that’s just what drew the former Lord of the Rings star toWilfred, the new FX comedy bowing Thursday about Ryan (Wood), a suicidal guy who finds salvation in the form of a neighbor’s dog who appears to him as an Australian man (Jason Gann) dressed in a dog costume but as an actual four-legged furry friend to everyone else.

"It’s extremely funny but it’s also coming out of a very real place," Wood told The Hollywood Reporter at Monday’s Arclight Hollywood premiere. "Wilfred comes to him in this moment of crisis; it’s not just random. It’s potentially a manifestation of the part of his psyche that is pushing him to live and do so outside of his comfort zone." Read More...


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