Video:Miranda Cosgrove Despicable Me Interviewwith Rebecca Murray
Miranda Cosgrove ('iCarly') joined the other young actresses who voice orphans - Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher - for the world premiere of the 3-D animated film 'Despicable Me.' On the yellow carpet, the threesome talked about their voice work.See Transcript
Transcript:Miranda Cosgrove Despicable Me InterviewRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the World Premiere of Universal Pictures' Despicable Me.
Miranda Cosgrove - The Voice of 'Margo' in Despicable MeSo how easy was it to get into this character?
Miranda Cosgrove: "It was crazy for me because it was my first time ever being in an animated film, so it took me a while to learn how everything worked. I got to see pictures of the characters. I was just in this little booth by myself all the time so... I think what helped the most is just everybody on screen, like all the other characters in the movie are so great and they have so much energy and they're so big that getting to hear their voices while I was in the booth, that helped me a lot."
What do you think makes this stand out from other animated movies?
Miranda Cosgrove: "For one thing, it's from the villains point of view, which is completely different from most films. And you don't go in thinking you're going to fall in love with him and then halfway through you realize he's really a great guy and you kind of love him. So I think that's cool."
Tell us a little bit about your character.
Miranda Cosgrove: "My character's name's Margo and she's the oldest of the three girls that Gru adopts. I'm a little bit of a smarty pants, like I'm always going head to head with Gru. And then I'm also really sweet and I'm always protecting my sisters."
Did you do a lot of ad-lib, because everyone else did in the booth?
Miranda Cosgrove: "Yeah. Well that's what was so cool about the directors of this movie. They'd say, 'Do the line three times the way it's written, and then just go crazy and do whatever you want and see what happens.'"
Are you good at ad-libbing? Is that something you can throw in pretty easy?
Miranda Cosgrove: "Yeah, I think that was the most fun part of making this movie, just getting to come up with stuff on the spot and add things. Everyone was really nice."
Dana Gaier - The Voice of 'Edith' in Despicable MeThis is your first premiere so what's it feel like?
Dana Gaier: "It feels really exciting, really cool. When I first was getting ready I had a little bit of butterflies in my stomach, but now it's just plain excitement."
Tell me about finding your voice and playing this character.
Dana Gaier: "Well, basically they put the script in front of me and they told me a little bit about the character. She's mischievous, a troublemaker, and that wasn't that hard for me to relate to. So I just kind of was myself and used my regular voice and it was a lot of fun."
Did you get to see what she looked like before you started doing the voice?
Dana Gaier: "Well the first time it was like a call back and they showed me a little picture of the girls. I didn't really get to see her; her hat was covering her eyes. But I had a little bit of a picture in my mind of what I was trying to go for."
Are you a huge fan of animated movies anyway?
Dana Gaier: "Yes. I love all of them."
What sets this one apart from all the other ones?
Dana Gaier: "Probably that it takes place from the villain's point of view, and the fact that it has lots of evil and heartfelt parts. It's funny. It's just perfect."
Did you get to record with any other people, or were you by yourself the whole time?
Dana Gaier: "One time I got to record with my little sister, Elsie, in it. She's so cute. And then another time Will Arnett walked in on my recording. He's really nice too."
Elsie Fisher - The Voice of 'Agnes' in Despicable MeTell me about doing the voice for this.
Elsie Fisher: "It's like so fun that I don't even know how to explain it."
Your character loves unicorns. Do you love unicorns?
Elsie Fisher: "I actually do in real life."
Have you seen it yet? Have you seen what your character looks like?
Elsie Fisher: "I've seen my character twice."
What do you think?
Elsie Fisher: "I think she's a really cute little orphan."
Why should kids see this?
Elsie Fisher: "I think it's going to be super silly, and in eye-popping 3-D they'll actually feel like they're on the roller coaster."
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