While shooting “The Tiger Rising,” Christian Convery had the chance to act alongside two big Hollywood names, Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid. Latifah played Willie May, the motel’s housekeeper, who befriends Convery’s Rob and gives him advice. According to Convery, the actress is just as loving as her character. “She’d always make you feel special, and every time you were around her, you’d feel happy because she gives us this amazing energetic vibe,” Convery said.
On the other hand, Dennis Quaid plays Beauchamp, the owner of the motel and the story’s main villain. He’s the one who owns the tiger that sets the whole story in motion. But, while his character is completely unlikable, according to Convery, Quaid himself was fantastic to work with. “Dennis Quaid is hilarious. He’s always telling jokes and laughing, so it was definitely amazing to get to work with them,” Convery said.