The final days of Zach Galifianakis’ popular comedy series “Baskets” last year were tough on him, actor Henry Cavill said.
“Last season was, I had a dog who passed away and it was tough,” he said in an interview with Jeff Ross. “My dog and I were a team — that was my right of passage.
“My dog was like a little brother. He was a really great little guy,” he said. “I’m thankful for him.”
Cavill had been struggling with a “rough time” between his breakup with producer Michelle Yeoh in late 2017 and his divorce from singer-songwriter Ellen Whitaker, and with the death of his beloved pet.
“The pup had kind of protected me in a lot of ways through the years,” Cavill said. “So that was tough.”
Rapper-comedian comedian Kal Penn also noted the difficult season that saw him replace several beloved actors on “Baskets.”
“This guy (Harris) is like my best friend,” he said. “He’s amazing.”
“It sucked, but it also sucked a lot of that,” he said. “He’s like a dorky 80s kid from my living room growing up.”
“I’m lucky,” Penn said. “Bizarre things happen in this industry, we get to just ride it out.”
And Cavill said it was an emotional ending to the show, which was renewed for a third season and is currently filming in Los Angeles.
“There were a lot of tears,” he said. “I was on set a few days ago and he’s on his best behavior.”
“I’m able to sit and watch a bear hunt [Harris’ bear character] at an intense pace with a spear and I’m like ‘Phew,’” he said.
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