Hugo and the Impossible Thing with Actress, Renée Felice Smith | POF107


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I’m so happy to be speaking with Hollywood actress, from NCIS LA, Renee Felice Smith! In this episode we are talking about FUR BABIES! Renee has written the sweetest book about her late Frenchie, Hugo, called Hugo and The Impossible Thing. In the book she shares a heartwarming story of how to conquer big challenges in your life! This book will be a favorite for your kiddos!!

In this episode we talk about:

Why she wrote the book and how Hugo’s fight inspired her

The team of “helpers” that saved Hugo and how they are represented in the book

Her departure from NCIS LA

What the future looks like for Renee with acting and writing

For a sneak peak inside the book, go to

About Renee Felice Smith

Renée Felice Smith – acclaimed actress, producer, director and writer – recently released her debut children’s book HUGO AND THE IMPOSSIBLE THING via Flamingo Books/Penguin Random House, which was inspired by her real-life French Bulldog Hugo and his battle with a brain tumor. Additionally, Renée can be seen playing the role of Nell Jones in NCIS: LOS ANGELES, where she has some great Nell-centric episodes airing this month/in the upcoming months. HUGO AND THE IMPOSSIBLE THING (on sale March 30) is a gorgeous gift book with an inspiring, heart-melting message: That nothing is impossible. This is a picture book that people of all ages can relate to (whether it’s overcoming fears with the help of loved ones, instilling valuable life lessons, etc.) and is also great for graduation season. With gorgeous illustrations, children and parents alike will root for Hugo (readers of Loren Long’s Little Tree and Jessica Hische’s Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave will love it!).

Renée Felice Smith wrote and directed her first feature film, THE RELATIONTRIP, which is now available on Hulu. In 2017 THE RELATIONTRIP won the Dallas International Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and was nominated for the Nashville Film Festival Grand Jury Prize as well as SXSW Adam Yauch Hornblower and Gamechanger Awards. She is currently developing television projects with FX and Awesomeness TV. Renée’s additional credits include IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, GO FISH, YOUNG(ISH) (which won the 2013 Long Island Film Festival Nell Shipman Best Directors Award) and DETACHMENT, among others.

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