Video:Marmaduke-Owen Wilson and George Lopez Interviewwith Rebecca Murray
Owen Wilson voices the title character and George Lopez lends his voice to a feisty cat named Carlos in 20th Century Fox's 'Marmaduke.' Wilson and Lopez joined cast members Caroline Sunshine and Finley Jacobsen at the film's beach party premiere.See Transcript
Transcript:Marmaduke-Owen Wilson and George Lopez InterviewRebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the Beach Party and Special Screening of 20th Century Fox's Marmaduke.
Marmaduke Voice Actors George Lopez ('Carlos') and Owen Wilson ('Marmaduke')Owen Wilson: "It does seem like it's nice to kind of make a movie that hopefully families are going to enjoy, and it seems like kids really like. And also just like one of those movies that you're aware that kind of just has like a real history and so you want to deliver on making it really funny."
George Lopez: "And it's fun. It ends great. It's got some great dance stuff, and it's action-packed."
Owen Wilson: "Great dancing, surfing... It is."
Did you guys ever try out any different voices, or were you always going to stick with your own?
Owen Wilson: "I tried. I'm kind of limited. I've really just got one speed."
George Lopez: "You were eating - that was a different tone, and then it's all Owen."
Owen Wilson: "In fact I think to a real careful listener they might hear some similarities between Lightning McQueen and Marmaduke."
So the cat and dog rivalry didn't carry through on the set?
Owen Wilson: "It feels like actually that we're even better friends because it became like that we were like brothers where we didn't have to tiptoe around each other. You could really say what you thought. And Carlos really fires some shots across Marmaduke's bow. "
George Lopez: "When we were recording, I'd record and then Owen would say, 'He said that about me?' He had to forget that it was not him personally, but the dog."
Owen Wilson: "'Get those writers in here! Let me come up with something to fire back.'"
George Lopez: "But fur is thicker than blood for us."
Finley Jacobsen and Caroline Sunshine - 'Brian' and 'Barbara' in MarmadukeTell me about working on this because you were surrounded by a humungous dog who is running amok on the set.
Caroline Sunshine: "It was crazy. It was my first film and so to be doing a film with animals, which was crazy. And the dog - Great Dane kind of speaks for itself, I guess. They're like half my size. They're practically your size."
Finley Jacobsen: "He was so big that I saw on set they had a small saddle, and I said, 'What is that for?' They put a saddle on him and in the movie we have a baby sister, she sat on it and actually rode on Marmaduke. That's how big he is."
Were there any takes that you were working on and the dog just totally ruined?
Caroline Sunshine: "There was a scene when we had to eat grilled cheeses and the dog had to pick up the grilled cheese. And the dog picked up grilled cheese, but he ended up eating it so they didn't really get the take. That was a really funny scene."
Most people who know Marmaduke are probably much older than you guys. Were you at all familiar with this?
Caroline Sunshine: "You know what? It is true - my grandpa read the comics. But once I read the comic on the set for kind of inspiration, if you will, and I think it's funny. It's humor that's good for any age. I laughed at it."
And you also have a love interest in this.
Caroline Sunshine: "I do."
He's a cutie.
Caroline Sunshine: "He is a cutie. Yes. He was a lot of fun to work with. We had a lot of fun."
So this is your first film... Your next film you want to work with elephants or something, right?
Caroline Sunshine: "Elephants, zebras... What else can I work with, Finley?"
Finley Jacobsen: "Tigers."
Caroline Sunshine: "We're going all out."
Why should kids your age go see this movie?
Caroline Sunshine: "I think you'll love everything about it. It's dogs. Dogs, you can't go wrong."
Finley Jacobsen: "Stuff you've not seen in any other movie. I mean, there are dogs surfing, lot of family fun."
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