Dog lands role in Hollywood blockbuster Transformers

Sir Anthony Hopkins with Freya and her owner Ray Collins Credit: MEN Syndication

The world's loneliest dog has landed a part in Hollywood blockbuster Transformers.

Epileptic dog Freya was rejected by thousands of potential owners has found fame on the big screen – after landing a role in Transformers: The Last Night.

Freya, a cross pitbull and Staffy from Cheadle Hulme, has spent two weeks on set making the movie, which will hit cinemas worldwide next summer.

She plays the pet of Sir Anthony Hopkins and was a big hit with the acting legend as well as other cast members including Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci.It is a far cry from her early years as before finding new owner Ray Collins, Freya was a rescue dog and spent six years in an animal home without anyone wanting her.

Ray, 62, of Turves Road, said:

While at Freshfields Dogs Home, in Southport, Freya was put on Facebook and dubbed ‘the loneliest dog in the world’ as no one would take her.

But pooch-loving Transformers director Michael Bay saw the post and decided he wanted her for thefranchise’s fifth instalment.

Freya’s exact role in the movie, which features robots that can transform into vehicles, is being kept under wraps but Ray, a DJ, hasn’t ruled out that she could even be a transforming dog.

He adopted Freya in May this year as he saw her online and she reminded him of a previous dog he owned.

But he know nothing of her upcoming filming, which took place in September.

Ray owns another dog - a cross chihuahua and Jack Russell named Joan - but says she is not jealous of Freya’s new-found fame.He said: