LOS ANGELES — Insurgent Wilson goes to the canines. And it’s not the primary time.
The Australian actress comes from a household with a protracted historical past of dealing with and grooming canines and can return to her roots as host of ABC’s “Pooch Good,” an eight-episode collection that includes 10 canine groomers and their assistants competing in challenges.
She stated Thursday that her great-grandmother started a beagle membership in Australia and that her mom judges canine reveals internationally. As a toddler, Wilson travelled in her household’s yellow van to reveals and offered grooming merchandise regardless of being allergic to canines.
“My mother was devastated after I selected to not proceed the household legacy,” Wilson stated in a digital name with the Tv Critics Affiliation. “After I advised her I wasn’t going to proceed within the household enterprise and attempt to be a world film star, she cried. I needed to inform her in a public place so she wouldn’t do something too loopy.”
Within the present, Lisa Vanderpump, canine groomer Jorge Bendersky and veterinarian Callie Harris will vote on creations from canine groomers and one workforce will likely be despatched again to the doghouse — or eradicated — every week.
The remaining groups sq. off in a grooming transformation. The highest three groups will compete for $100,000. The present debuts March 30 and relies on an Australian model.
“Pooch Good” is Wilson’s first undertaking after present process her personal transformation. She misplaced 60 kilos throughout her self-proclaimed 12 months of well being final 12 months.
“I’ve been exhibiting it off on Instagram a bit too shamelessly,” she stated. “I get two appears to be like per episode, and I prefer to work with my stylist and showcase the brand new physique as a result of nonetheless single. So that is my prime-time alternative to only actually put it on the market.”
Wilson labored with out a studio viewers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a substitute, the seats are full of stuffed animals.
“I do attempt to deliver the comedy within the present,” she stated. “I additionally do what’s known as ‘dogography’ within the present, which is a brand new time period I invented. We gown the PAs (manufacturing assistants) up in canine costumes, and I work out little dances. I attempted to lighten it up.”
Beth Harris, The Related Press