Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Kristen Bell Winning Hearts

Slice of Sci-Fi has a short interview with actress Kristen Bell, who is well known for her roles in Veronica Mars and Heroes, and will be the voice of Cora in the upcoming animated Astro Boy movie from Imagi.

There is some new information about who exactly Cora is, as well as a revelation that footage of the movie will debut at the San Diego Comic Con later this month.

It's also got a picture of Kristen dressed up as Princess Leia in the gold bikini from the movie Fanboys, which is a nice bonus!

You can read Bell Looks To Win Hearts with “AstroBoy” on or by clicking the link below for an archived version right here.

Bell Looks To Win Hearts with “AstroBoy”
July 1, 2009 by Michael Hickerson

Already near and dear to the hearts of fanboys everywhere, actress Kristen Bell acknowledges that her new voice-over role in the upcoming big-screen, CGI version of “AstroBoy” could win her even more a legion of new fanboys.

“I play Cora, who is a girl who befriends Astro when he comes down from Metro City onto the surface of Earth,” Bell told SciFi Wire. “She runs a little kind of like Peter Pan group of kids. She’s pretty tough, pretty sassy.”

And despite being a self-professed fan of a lot of genre properties, Bell admits she was a novice when it came to the universe of “AstroBoy.”

“I didn’t know Astro Boy at all, but now I’m immersed and have all the little toys and stuff,” she said.

As for the movie, which will debut some footage at the upcoming San Diego ComicCon, Bell says she’s seen a lot of the movie and that it looks fantastic.

“It looks amazing,” she said. “To be involved in the process is really exciting, because you see the layers that they put on, and you see when they don’t have the 3-D involved and then when they do, and you see when it’s just penciled out. It was a really interesting process.”

Bell is best-known for her work on two television series. She played the title character on “Veronica Mars” and had a recurring role as Elle on “Heroes.” She also starred in the just-released-on-DVD movie “Fanboys” where she memorably dressed up in the famous metal bikini from “Return of the Jedi.”


Fauna said...

My initial problem with Cora was that her design was extremely non-Tezuka, but then again, only Astro and Elefun/Ochanomizu look vaguely Tezukian in the movie. So she takes care of a group of kids (Zane, Grace & Sam)? I'd probably get to like her sometime near the movie's release.

“I didn’t know Astro Boy at all, but now I’m immersed and have all the little toys and stuff,” she said