Now, one of the things
I think that attracted you to this film, Robert,
is your home life. Animals… Is it a farm you have? Yeah, we wound up inheriting what
was an old dog and horse rescue. Oh, I see. Up there, Malibu way, and
there were all these empty stables, and I can’t stand negative space. Plus I’m a softie at heart and
there’s a lot of rescue pets… So were these all rescues?
Largely, yes. So we’ve got some llamas. Yes. There’s Madre, and that is Fuzzy
on the left. Were they rescued
from a hairdresser’s? LAUGHTER Fantastic! They were rescued
from I needed sweaters! I think she’s gone
too short, myself. She’s the alpha –
don’t mess with her. And then you’ve got
these lovely cows. We do. Those are Oreo cows. I saw some in Richmond and then
they said they had them up in Santa Barbara,
so I said, “Give us a couple.” Belted Galloways,
I believe they’re called. Thank you. Oh! You’re welcome. LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE There you go. Hugh Laurie, ladies and gentlemen!
How excellent? Cow expert. I sit corrected.
Belted Galloways. Oreo cows is cute. It’s better. It’s probably better. Yeah, if you’re six
that’s how you learn it. Yeah, that’s an Oreo cow. But then
you’ve got some very ordinary things. You’ve got
some chickens knocking around. Yes, that’s Bert up front. Oh, you don’t know
the names of the chickens! No, I’m kidding. Now, goats I feel
are hard to keep. That’s Trigger and Memo. They are pygmy goats, and they are
also brother-lovers. Oh! How very modern. It’s perfect.
Yeah. Do these come in the house? Not when they’re active. OK. LAUGHTER Is this Trigger or Memo, this one? Oh, my God. That is our newest one
and his sweet name is Flash, and he’s a real rescue… Because he looks like he is
possessed by the devil. And then you have one of the most
relaxed cats I’ve ever seen. Aw! That’s Montgomery,
named after your great general. That’s amazing. He’s sort of more
of an ointment, really. He has melted –
the cat has melted. Yes, he’s heavily
sedated there. LAUGHTER