A dog unwittingly recreating famous movie scenes has been hailed as a ‘star’ online
The internet is full of famous dogs. From Ollie the Labrador to Maxine the Corgi, there are few people in the world who don’t enjoy watching an adorable canine on film.
But Leia the greyhound is the real star. Just like her namesake, Princess Leia, this pup knows how to pose and has been delighting Twitter with her accidental movie recreations.
Leia first went viral in a post shared on Wednesday, March 30, when her owner Pablo shared a photo of her yawning strangely rlooks like a scene from 1988 beetle juice.
Directed by Tim Burton, beetle juice follows Barbara and Adam Maitland, a young married couple killed in a car accident.
Upon waking up in the afterlife, they are told they must stay in their home for 125 years, which would be fine – if their home wasn’t bought by the wealthy and obnoxious Deetz family. And, it doesn’t take long before the Maitlands try to chase them away.
In the scene that Leia unintentionally recreates, the Maitlands distort to look much scarier. Barbara stretches her face, opens her jaws wide and moves her eyes to sit on her tongue, and the result is disturbing to say the least.
The resemblance between Barbara and Leia was not lost on other Twitter users, with the image garnering 25,000 likes and over 4,700 retweets.
But it turns out that’s not the only time Leia has unleashed her inner movie star. Pablo shared more examples of Leia accidentally recreating scenes from famous movies at their home in Ciudad Real, Spain.
The shots include legendary scenes from Return of the Jedi (1983), Jaws (1975) and The Gu cableand (1996).
Pablo says he had no intention of doing any cinematic recreations with Leia and that the similarities between the pictures and the films are entirely coincidental.
He explained, “I’m a movie fan and sometimes certain photos remind me of certain movie shots.
“I thought about the Beetlejuice and The Shining shots, and thought I might revisit some more photos and get some more.”
Leia’s imitation of the famous “Here’s Johnny!” scene of the brilliant was particularly popular, receiving nearly 3,500 likes and 115 retweets. As was his recreation of Coraline (2009), which racked up over 2,800 likes and 100 retweets.
Twitter loved Leia’s movie moments so much that it didn’t take long before users started sharing images of their own fabulous pets.
@eclipsemountain shared a photo of their dog recreating the iconic rose petal scene from american beauty (1999), while @AlbertuchoSaez posted a photo of his dogs looking ready for action at the men in black (1997).
Even a Dobby look-alike from Harry Potter film series has appeared.
Pablo adopted Leia from Somos Galgos, a shelter specializing in the care of greyhounds. Most of these greyhounds were once owned by hunters for hare hunting and then abandoned when no longer needed.
According to Galgos del Sur, a greyhound abandonment charity in Spain’s Cordoba province (where hunting is particularly popular), between 50,000 and 80,000 greyhounds are abandoned by owners each year across the country.
pablo said Newsweek“I adopted her three years ago, when she was one. The name comes from Princess Leia, because I’m a huge Star Wars fan.
“The Greyhound is a breed used for hunting, because they are very fast, but they have a huge drop rate here in Spain when they are no longer useful for that.”
Pablo took the opportunity to remind Twitter users that there are plenty of other dogs waiting to be housed, marking two local shelters.
He wrote, “I’m taking advantage of this spreading to remind you that in @somos_galgos, @SOSGalgos and many other sanctuaries there are many skinny future movie stars waiting to be fostered or adopted!
“I recommend 10/10.”
Twitter user Stradvaria agreed, commenting, “He’s a real movie star!
“The adoption of greyhounds is at a standstill at the moment. Like everything, they have become fashionable and we can already see that fashion has passed. The girls of Rescued pets, in Fuensalida (Toledo), know it well.. .”