The last of a three-part series about filming at Metropolitan facilities.
When asked what her favorite Metropolitan film shoot was,
doesn't have to think long — "The Jack In The Box commercial with the wiener dogs!”
A production team called
who is in charge of film permitting for Metropolitan,
looking for an underground layer for a James Bond-type villain. She had the perfect place - the basement of Jensen Water Treatment Plant.
The three-day production had an interesting plot - "Jack" would be held captive by a super villain using six dachshunds with laser guns attached to their heads.
recalls the dogs were wonderful to work with but, as is often the case in Hollywood, one dog was a diva. “The director would set its head where he wanted, but then the dog would immediately move away,” she recalls. Frustrated, the director moved the difficult dog to the back of the shot.
“Jack was handsome!"
says of the actor who played the famous character, “but he didn't like wearing the head.” He would only put on the right version of the head - smiling, straight faced, angry, etc. - just before the cameras rolled because it was so hot to wear.
to see the commercial.