You always hear fame changes people, but you don't really get it until you witness it firsthand. Until you see your best friend just completely ignore you at the park, running hot laps like a maniac, going up to every other dog and tackling them without remorse, stealing treats from owners' pockets.
You don't know how fame can change someone until you know Harlow.
The park fiasco happened less than an hour ago. Sure, the excess of diva energy might have to do with the fact we only had two walks yesterday. Or perhaps it was because we got a new couch and for some reason any slight change in the house makes Harlow go nuts.
Sidenote: sometime I need to talk about yesterday, when me and one other very small girl tried to move our couch out of our house while King Harlow rode on the thing like he was Cleopatra. He just wouldn't get off of it. He found it super amusing to sprawl across it while we struggled (quite feverishly I might add) to carry it through our very small hallway.
He's out of control.
And I know why. It's not because of the weather. Or cabin fever. It's because he thinks he's famous now. Is this my fault? Yes, I'll take the blame. All good stage moms do.
What happened is that I made the mistake of showing Harlow the final cut from the Volvo commercial he shot back in the fall. I showed him because I was proud. I know I may be a little bias, but I think he nailed it.
It really shows his range as an actor. This was his toughest role yet, playing the part of the "dog." When the director told us he'd really like Harlow to show off the dog crate feature of the Volvo, Harlow looked at him like, "I'm sorry what? You want me to ride in a cage? Like an animal?"
And then I reminded Harlow that he's an actooooor. This is his craft. If Jennifer Lawrence can play a struggling middle aged woman time after time, then damn it, Harlow can pretend to be a dog. And so he did. Take a look.
I was honored to get to play Harlow's sidekick in this short. And even more honored that Volvo chose this wonderful quote of mine to go into their magazine.
"If I don't make it as a comedian, I'll become a truck driver. Harlow loves life on the road."
Well done, self. Way to make your commercial print debut.
Me as a truck driver and a nice shot of Harlow's backside. I think we're going places. Watch out, world. Har and Tay are making their mark.
*For Harlow booking inquiries and public appearances please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, right now he's very into night club openings and guest DJ'ing.