Coco the Dog is Georgia's breakout rags-to-riches canine star — with aliens involved!
Moviegoers who watch Prey, the newest film in the Predator sci-fi horror action series, may see a Georgia native on the screen — in particular, one with four legs.
"Fulton County Animal Services was thrilled to find out that one of our former residents has hit the bigtime," the agency wrote in a press release. "Coco, who came into our care at the beginning of 2021, is the breakout star of one of this summer's biggest movie hits, Prey."
Coco stars as the main character's furry canine companion, tagging alongside as the heroine, played by Amber Midthunder, fights an alien threat.
Even more impressively, Coco has no acting experience prior to her breakout role.
Adopted by her family specifically for this project, Coco plays Sarii, FCAS said. "She was originally meant to have a small role; however, her popularity among test audiences encouraged director Dan Trachtenberg to include more of Coco in the film."
Social media users are referring to her as "The Meryl Streep of dogs," and her human co-star Midthunder got a kick out of training with Coco on set.
This week, Coco took time away from her newfound stardom to send an update to her new adoring public on Facebook.
"Hey everyone it's me, Coco!" the post reads on the FCAS Facebook page. "Thank you so much for all the love! I am so happy I was able to tell you all my story. It was so exciting to be in a movie, I made a lot of new friends. I am spending some time with my family right now because I have been really busy but I will let you know anything fun I may get up to!"
FCAS is using the opportunity to encourage other dog lovers to consider adopting their own (potential) movie star pet.
Prey is available for streaming on Hulu.