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Halle Berry Worked With Her John Wick Dogs So Much, They Thought She Was A Trainer
The "John Wick" franchise is one of the greatest on-screen odes to dogs, and "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum" sees the introduction of two Belgian Malinois that belong to Wick's old friend, Sofia Al-Azwar. Played by Halle Berry, Sofia has a deep love for her dogs, and this loyalty is not just present on screen, as Berry had a strong relationship with the dogs on set.
"John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum" features a fight scene in which Sofia’s dogs must perform their own stunts. While the dogs had to be trained by skilled professionals, Berry also played a big part in getting the animals ready, and in a featurette for the digital release of the film, Berry said that she "could command them just like the trainers could command them."
Berry continued, "I would spend four days a week out there with the dogs — two, three hours a day — and I would just go through the drills with them, just like the trainers." Even Keanu Reeves recognized the unique relationship that Berry had with the dogs, saying, "When I was training with her, the [dog] trainer said to me, 'They treat her like a trainer.'"