Jacob Tremblay, the 9-year-old star of Room, has just revealed the name of his adorable new puppy. Known to be a Star Wars super fan, Tremblay tweeted his puppy’s name is Rey, in honor of actress Daisy Ridley’s character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
“#drumrollplease Thank you for all your awesome suggestions! Please say hello to #ReyTremblay!!! #namegame#legoatat,” Tremblay happily tweeted, posting a picture of his puppy with a Lego AT-AT, which he shared along with the news.
On Thursday evening on Twitter, Tremblay challenged his fans to help him choose a name for his puppy, a golden brown toy poodle. A host of name choices flooded in, including Chewie (which also would have been very fitting) and Brie (after his Room co-star Larson), according to Digital Spy.
Jacob’s Room co-star, Brie Larson, also has a super cute dog of her own, which she shared a pic of on Twitter back in February.
Tremblay settled on the name Rey Tremblay for his puppy, and his fans weighed in on the name choice.
Rey is already famous, accompanying her young owner to the red carpet last Thursday, where the young Canadian actor carried her with him. The puppy posed for photos with such celebrities as Charlize Theron, Demi Lovato, Kermit the Frog, and Joe Jonas, which were shared by Tremblay on his Instagram account.
The photos were taken at the WE Day California event in Los Angeles. WE Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities. At the event, Tremblay presented speaker Henry Winkler, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Selena Gomez performed, according to Us Weekly.
As mentioned earlier, Jacob Tremblay is widely known as an avid fan of Star Wars. As a matter of fact, his Twitter biography reads, “Actor. Lego Enthusiast. Star Wars Fanatic.” It isn’t any surprise, then, that the young actor chose a Star Wars name for his puppy.
Tremblay has had several exciting encounters with the beloved sci-fi series of films. After the Golden Globes, Tremblay had a lightsaber battle with actor Oscar Isaac, who played Poe Dameron in The Force Awakens, USA Today reports.
He got the chance to meet the real Rey, played by actress Daisy Ridley. After posing for a photo with the actress, Tremblay shared the snap and wrote, “Met #Rey, she is awesome, but [Daisy Ridley] is even cooler.”
At the Oscars, he was able to get his picture taken with the Star Wars droids C-3PO, R2-D2, and BB-8.
When he won a Critics’ Choice Award in January, he said he would place his Best Young Actor/Actress trophy next to his model of the Millennium Falcon.
“This is super cool. It’s the best day of my life. I know where to put this – right on the shelf beside my Millennium Falcon,” he confessed to the audience at the awards ceremony.
How adorable is Jacob Tremblay and his new puppy? What do you think of the name?
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