Video:Rio Interviews-Anne Hathaway and Director Carlos Saldanhawith Rebecca Murray
Anne Hathaway and director Carlos Saldanha talk about the 3D animated comedy 'Rio' at a special sneak 'beak' event hosted on the Fox Studios lot.See Transcript
Transcript:Rio Interviews-Anne Hathaway and Director Carlos SaldanhaRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the Special 'Sneak Beak' of 20th Century Fox's Rio.
Anne Hathaway - The Voice of 'Jewel' in RioTell us about your character, Jewel.
Anne Hathaway: "I play Jewel, she's a rare blue Spix macaw. And she's a feisty, free-spirited, independent bird living in the jungle, and she's bird-napped and winds up being chained to a bird voiced by the wonderful Jesse Eisenberg. They have to go on an adventure together to get free."
How close are you to this character? Are you feisty?
Anne Hathaway: "I hope so."
There's a scene where they play Lionel Ritchie to get the birds to mate. What's your go-to song?
Anne Hathaway: "I'm not going to tell you that. You're fresh."
What did this film give you that maybe some of your dramas haven't? Was it just a different kind of fun for you?
Anne Hathaway: "Oh god, every project winds up giving you something else. What I really learned from this movie - and actually it's kind of parallel to what my character learns - is you have to have a lot of faith in other people when you're doing something like this - especially I had a lot of faith in Carlos, our director. You're in a room, you're not interacting with any other actors. It's just you alone with your voice and anybody who's ever heard themselves on voice mail or an answering machine knows that that's really painful. And it just develops and finds itself over years, the process takes years. And so it's a lot of faith that you're doing a good job and you're protected, and that everybody else is doing their stuff. How wonderful that it's turned out as beautifully as it has with Rio."
Rio Director Carlos SaldanhaWhat sets Rio apart from every other animated film?
Carlos Saldanha: "Well, we are going to a location that hasn't been explored too much so I think that that's like the colors and the setting and the characters that we created are all very unique. I'm very happy about that, and I think that that will probably set it apart. It's a good story...a great story...there's other great movies out there, but hopefully this get people to be excited about this project and just to enjoy the variety of emotions that I can pass along to the audience."
When you talk about it being colorful, when it's in 3D you don't catch all of those colors with the glasses on. Does that take away from the film, when it's in 3D, or you don't think so?
Carlos Saldanha: "No, not on this one. Like, we were really pushing it. It's really colorful."
So if you take the glasses off...
Carlos Saldanha: "Oh, definitely, if you compare you see a difference. But I think if you keep your glasses on, you'll be fine."
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