Dominic Monaghan is starring in an 8-part reality series on BBC America called “Wild Things.” In the show, the actor explores dangerous and all-around creepy animals and creatures. Monaghan embraced the experience of the show by making sure his travel experiences were a real adventure.
“We would camp in the jungle at night in tents and we’d have to clear the forests,” Monaghan said. “You’re talking about a lot of uneven ground with obviously animals and rocks and things like that.”
In the show, Monaghan shows just how outdoorsy he is — he climbs trees, walks through caves and rides on small and seemingly unsafe boats, all in the hopes of getting a closer glimpse at cringe-worthy creatures.
“My hope for the show is that it will make people think a little differently about the space that they share with these animals that they have fears of,” he said. “My hope is that people will watch the show and realize these animals aren’t out to get us.”