I just love pigs. My grandmother once said that baby pigs are probably the most perfect animal baby. And as I had raised them (farm pigs), as well as having a pot bellied pig for many years, I have to agree. Very, very smart as well.
I feel like he just casually slipped the fact that he got cast for a musical into every day conversation. "Oh and by the way I'm going to be playing the Baker in Into the Woods, no big deal, how was your day?