Eli Roth: Pigs Make Wonderful Pets
Though he's not the first dashing actor to own a pig – "I know, George Clooney had a pig first, I get it," he joked – he's certainly the most, er, candid. "He's very interested in sniffing my toes, and sniffing my crotch right after I come back from the gym. It's a very weird relationship."
Also weird? The fact that Pennington can fly ... sort of. "He's actually starting to leap now," Roth said. "He took off yesterday, and I was like, 'Wow, when pigs fly!' " But aside from his special skills, Pennington is a normal, perky pet. "[Pigs] are very clean. They're very social. They're wonderful pets," Roth said.
They're also extra-fun to nickname. "There's Piggy Smalls, the Notorious P-I-G, J. Edgar Hoover," Roth said. "He has a whole bunch of nicknames. And sometimes he turns Adolf Pigler. That's when [his] next nickname is like Bacon Sandwich!" We'll assume he's just kidding with that last one.
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