Dog, video chats and ‘Moonstruck:’ Where Dan Levy is finding comfort – Dogs

“Schitt’s Creek” creator and actor Dan Levy says he’s currently finding comfort in reconnecting with his dog and old friends, and watching classic movies like “Moonstruck.”
Levy, who is self-isolating at his home in Los Angeles during the coronavirus pandemic, says he had to spend a lot of time away from his beloved pooch, a shelter rescue named Redmond, while filming six seasons of Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek.”
“This is the first time that he and I have been together for a very long extended period of time,” Levy said. “And it’s only been a month. But I’m usually sort of coming and going, so it’s been a very nice thing to do to reconnect with my dog.”
Like many pets enjoying unprecedented time with their human moms and dads, Levy said Redmond is “having a great time.”
The 36-year-old said he’s also doing video chats with friends he hasn’t seen in years and finding comfort in television and film.
“It is in these times really amazing to see the value in entertainment,” he said. “I think a lot of people write off entertainment as not being necessarily crucial to the day to day. And, yes, technically it might not be a necessity, but I do feel like in these times people are realizing that entertainment is a really valuable life raft in terms of turning to things for laughter, turning things for love, turning to things for tears.”
He said he recently watched “Moonstruck,” the 1987 rom-com drama starring Cher and Nicolas Cage.
“I’ve trying to go back and watch classic movies that are sort of comforting to me,” he said, adding that he also devoured Netflix’s “Unorthodox,” a miniseries about a young woman who flees to Germany from an arranged marriage in her Hasidic Jewish community in Brooklyn.
While Levy says “Unorthodox” “is not necessarily an upper,” it’s been an escape into another world.
“So I’m very grateful for film and television and for keeping me company and for keeping me distracted in these strange times,” he said.
The last episode of “Schitt’s Creek” aired on Tuesday, April 7.

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