16 September 2012

THE DOG THAT WENT TO HOLLYWOOD

Hilary Swank, Oscar-winning actress, was recently in Graaff-Reinet where she spent two nights at the Andries Stockenstrom Guest House. She visited the town to scatter her dog's ashes in the Karoo. During 2004, when she was filming Red Dust in Graaff-Reinet, she adopted the stray from a Graaff-Reinet animal shelter and named him Karoo. The dog often accompanied her to interviews. He died earlier this year. Hilary was working in Cape Town on the film Mary and Martha. She brought her other two dogs, Kai and RooMe, with her.