Demi Moore is doggone crazy for her Chihuahua Pilaf.
The 61-year-old actress brought the 1.5-pound pup along for her Feud: Capote vs. the Swans press tour in New York City this week. The dog visited morning shows and late shows, sat for a town hall interview, oversaw an autograph signing and posed for pictures on city streets. It may be Moore’s canine, but over the last few days, Pilaf has provided emotional support to the masses.
Pilaf, gifted to Moore by one of her three daughters, made her late night TV debut on Wednesday. Moore — who plays “swan” Ann Woodward in FX’s Feud — brought out the animal during her Late Show With Stephen Colbert interview.
Moore — who has about nine dogs in total — talked about submitting Pilaf for a Guinness World Records title. However, a different pocket-size Chihuahua named Pearl, who stands 3.59 inches tall, is certified as the world’s shortest dog. Moore blamed Pilaf’s “supermodel” long legs.
As soon as Pilaf joined the conversation, Colbert was smitten with the pup, telling Moore, “I don’t actually want to talk to you anymore, I want to talk to Pilaf” as he nestled the dog into his suit jacket. When they wrapped up the chat, he invited Pilaf back — even without her human.
On air, Moore answered Michael Strahan’s hard-hitting questions about Pilaf, who has her own Instagram account.
George Stephanopoulos said the only text he got that day was from his daughter asking if Moore had brought Pilaf to the studio. Moore admitted that Pilaf’s fame has eclipsed her own, quipping, “The truth is, she’s the star and I’m her accessory.”
Pilaf also gave Moore support at a SiriusXM town hall hosted by Andy Cohen. While the actress — alongside her Feud co-stars — talked about ex-husband Bruce Willis’s frontotemporal dementia diagnosis, which has been painful for their blended family, the dog sat peacefully on her lap.
New York is just one stop on Pilaf’s world tour. Over the last two years, the dog had been everywhere with Moore, who is based in L.A. and Idaho, including the French Open finals, front row at Milan Fashion Week and even the Louvre.