Alison Brie and Dave Franco are the kind of cool cat parents everyone wants.
The couple has been together for a long time and got married in 2017. They have three cats named Arturo, Max, and Otis. Sadly, their beloved cat Harry passed away in June 2020.
Brie, 39, tells in an exclusive interview, that her three fur babies are doing “great” right now. The actress also tells Franco, 37, how much she cares about the cats she takes care of.
The actress and screenwriter said this while promoting her new movie Spin Me Round, which opens in theaters and on AMC+ on Friday, August 19.
“I can’t stop thinking about getting some leashes and taking them out of the box. He’s like, ‘No.'”
But Brie has good reasons for wanting to put her cats on leashes.
“They live inside. We live in an area with a lot of coyotes, so we can’t really let them go inside and outside. Coyotes eat animals all the time “The former Community star explains.
Brie and Franco, both 37, don’t “dress them up in much,” but they love spending as much time as they can with Arturo, Max, and Otis.
She says, “We love to play with them.” “We have a lot of commitment.”
Brie has thought about getting a backpack to carry her cats while she walks around her neighborhood as a way to get her pets outside.
“I’ve seen people carry their babies while hiking with their dogs. I’m not sure, “she tells you. “I’m afraid that when I see you again, I’ll have rashes all over my neck.
I will say, “I tried to put the cats in a carrier.””
Figuring out how to get closer to her cats isn’t the only thing on her mind right now. In Spin Me Round, Brie plays Amber, a woman whose company sends her to Italy to take part in an Italian immersion program. However, the trip soon gets out of hand.
“Jeff Baena, who works with me, told me about the idea. We’ve worked together four times before, and this is our second time writing and producing together “ex-GLOW member says about the movie.
“He really based it on the idea of a program for “exemplary managers,” in which the characters go to Italy thinking they’ll be immersed in Italian culture, but instead it’s very Americanized.
He told me about this idea and told me that it was based on some articles he had sent me about a similar program.”
“I think we just thought that idea was so funny and a great way to get a great group of actors together to play different characters and play off of each other’s hopes and disappointments about this show,” she says.
“Then he wrote down these other beats. From there, we thought about what could go wrong on a trip like that.”
Brie was also able to use her real-life experiences with men to help create her main love interest, who was played by Alessandro Nivola.
“It was a lot of fun for me to come in and add details from my own life to the story as we were making the different characters,” she says. “I think that’s a fun way to do it.”