For those of you lucky enough to have seen Robert Eggers’ horror folktale The Witch , you know that the star of the film is not Ralph Ineson, Anya Taylor-Joy, Harvey Scrimshaw, or Kate Dickie. No, the star of the show is Black Phillip, played by a real goat named Charlie, who has since retired from acting. Charlie was recently profiled in The Hollywood Reporter.
The THR story reveals much about Charlie, who lives in Canada:
Read the whole piece, linked above, for more insight, but it’s a really terrific read. Black Phillip truly is a sensation, and Charlie truly is a star. The fact that he’s retired only proves that he knows that it’s best for an actor to go out on top. Good on ya, Charlie.