To celebrate the release of Wilfred 's first season on DVD and the arrival of season two on BBC Three tonight August 16 , Gann unzipped himself from the famous suit and talked about his desire to get Jack Nicholson on all fours, discovering he was funny while dressed as a stripper and the belief that all dogs have Aussie accents What was the original inspiration for Wilfred? The dog was looking at him as if to say 'what are you planning on doing with my missus? We didn't even realise we were improvising anything, but then we went 'that's hilarious'.
Interview with 'Wilfred' Lead, Jason Gann
my new plaid pants: Gratuitous Jason Gann
I know all dogs are colorblind, but I figure Wilfred is the anomaly to this case. If he were to have a favorite color, what do you think it would be? Now working as a man playing a dog, do you ever find yourself struggling to find a line between man and beast? Smell is important to me. He makes it fun for me. Being in that suit can be difficult. Never seen Harry Potter either.
'Wilfred' Jason Gann interview: 'I want Jack Nicholson in a dog suit'
Was he drunk walking around naked like that? Well, whatever his problem is, he's funny and cute in a scuzzy way. He like lifted them around his ass and everything. But I guess if I was in that guy's shoes, I would've helped too.
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted. Jason Gann brought his short film "Wilfred" to Sundance in But his memories of the film festival are less about his dog suit and more about his birthday suit.