Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Q&A with Freddie

The Ampersand @ The National Post Network has posted a brief question and answer session with Freddie Highmore, the voice of Astro Boy in the movie. There's not much new ground covered here but it's still pretty interesting to read even now that the film is out on video. Here's a sample:
Q: How did you research the role?
A: David Bowers, the director, was very helpful. I took a look at the original comics and met with the film's artists. As the visuals were pretty much in place before I got to add the vocals my job was to bring life to what was already on the screen. If I can make the character real even the action sequences become so much more involving for the audience. At heart, Astro Boy is a robot with amazing super powers who dreams of the human emotions that we all take for granted.
You can read the whole thing here.