Julia Roberts Tries to Help Letterman with His Dog
The Eat Pray Love star tells the late night host that he may need to be trained
Maybe Pretty Woman should moonlight as a dog whisperer.
When Julia Roberts recently stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to promote Eat Pray Love, the visit turned into behavioral consultation for the late-night host’s dog, a rambunctious 3-month-old yellow Labrador named Sully.
“I have a lot of dog trouble,” Letterman said. “All he wants to do is shred our flesh and drink our blood.”
The Oscar winner had a less dramatic experience while raising her own Lab, Louie, who was a 2004 wedding gift from her husband, Danny Moder. Back then, the cameraman explained that their playful pup could one day grow into a huge handful, prompting Roberts to “teach Louie some manners.”
“Little 23-lb. Louie, eight and a half years ago, he came into my arms,” she said. “Now he’s 100 lbs. He’s a great dog. He’s awesome.”
Letterman’s Sully is another story. “We’re pulling for this dog. We want this dog to be a beloved member of the family. We’re trying to reward good behavior,” he said. However: “When the trainer leaves, it’s a hell dog.”
“Maybe it’s not the dog, ” Roberts suggested. “You need to be trained!”