TODAY | April 24, 2014
>>> well, our day just got a whole lot better. sitting with us now is the very, very handsome dean cain .
>> we love our dean. as always, he's got a lot going on. dean plays a crook in the movie "the dog who saved easter" from the popular kids series starring the canine zeus.
>> and you can catch him in "god's not dead" about a student who faces challenges by a college professor .
>> and still in the top ten at the box office . so good to see you. what a surprise though, huh?
>> that was an absolute shocker, because they didn't spend a whole lot of money. wasn't a $50 million budget but made $50 million at the box office . it is a sleeper. and it is just exciting as can be.
>> yeah. you saw the script, your character is not a kind man, we should say. did you -- when you saw that, did you say, yeah, i think i would like to play this guy?
>> you play a character like that, you're clear on what you're doing. he is -- he's the bad guy in a sense, he's someone who, i don't want to give away anything from the film, but he is someone who is the other side, if you will.
>> completely selfish human being .
>> yes. as are many people out there, so maybe they can -- maybe look at that and identify.
>> did you have an idea this would be a hit when you were in it?
>> honestly, no. i do a lot of projects and you hope they do well. but this one just has -- just has exploded and it is a faith-based film and i guess people are looking for that.
>> most importantly about the film, how is cassidy gifford?
>> she was fantastic.
>> she shot it like you did, two and a half years ago. there is cas. looks so young to me in this.
>> looks little.
>> oh, my gosh.
>> -- graduating class and my third choice school.
>> we're just going to watch the movie.
>> sorry, dean.
>> that's all right.
>> dean has other things --
>> he does. we want to know, first of all, did you find big foot ?
>> tell us.
>> $ 10 million right here in my pocket. no, we did not find big foot . we looked for him. there was some interesting characters on that. but that one team who did win, they got $100,000 and they're still looking for him.
>> well, tell us about the easter dog story.
>> easter dog story. number four, number five in a series of kids' dog movies. i'll do any sort of project, large, small.
>> i know. you're working all the time.
>> yes. this is a wonderful thing. my son is of the age where he doesn't sit and watch it anymore, but there are a lot of kids who enjoy the dog movies and i love making them.
>> what is your role in this? what do you do?
>> i'm chief bad guy . i want zeus and i want --
>> yeah, silly comedy, but a lot of fun.
>> how do you choose your project? you are all over the place, big foot , god's not dead, the dog thing.
>> and then right now hit the floor .
>> hit the floor ?
>> hit the floor , in the middle of it and it is scandalous this year and exec starring and producing in a movie called "merry x-mas," soon to be ex-loex --
>> high jinks ensue.
>> hercules and superman is in "god's not dead".
>> yes. and we were the last two up for that role. kevin sobel and i were the last two that read.
>> do you still read for everything or do they --
>> it depends. it really depends. like a project i did a long time ago called "the broken hearts club ," i had had to fight to get in the door, a low budget project but a great project. it depends on the project.
>> we're cheering you on. come back and see us again.
>> you didn't do me. do mine.
>> coconut oiled.
>> yes she is.
>> get ready to see some amazing before and afters. two lucky ladies show off their