I was really excited for my Ginnifer Goodwin interview, I mean she’s around, on TV, some shows and movies that I watch, so I was super excited! She is so darling and it was so amazing to gather around a table with 11 other bloggers and just have a conversation with her. I was seriously 3 chairs away from her, and dying!
Ginnifer Goodwin voices Fawn, the animal talent Fairy and the main character in TinkerBell and the Legend of the Neverbeast. Of course the first question we asked her was how she prepared differently for voice acting versus film or television. She said that was “on the job training” and that she hadn’t done anything like this before. She worked on the film for 3 years so while it was going on other projects would come up that she worked on but in the beginning she didn’t have a clue.
It’s entirely different cause I didn’t realize until I was doing it how much I control myself when I’m doing on camera work. You know, I can rely by the blink of an eye literally to express something especially if it’s gonna be in film, my face is gonna be the size of a school bus.
She found it very challenging to have to rely solely on her voice to provide all the animation and express for the character. I think she did a wonderful job. Fawn is so lovable in the film and she does a wonderful of carrying the emotion of the film. Advice when you see this movie: bring tissues!
Ginnifer had a personal experience that was relatable to the movie so she said every time she read the script she cried her eyes out. But as she played Fawn for three years it eventually just became about the scene and getting the emotion and everything perfect for that scene and she was about to control her emotions.
If you’ve noticed the roles that Ginnifer typically plays they are characters that tend to find the best in everyone. We asked if that is something that is inherent in her personality. She said that she 100% believes that is why she is cast in these roles. She said she is cast “for being me.”
She admits she is a “Disneyphile” meaning that she is obsessed with all things Disney and that doing voice acting for Disney is a dream come true for her. She didn’t even care what character they handed her, she just wanted to do it. I can image being the main character in a Disney film is so incredible!
Her son, who is 9 months old (awww) has never seen a screen in his life, so he hasn’t seen this movie, but they do have Disney books to introduce him to the stories and the characters so that one day when he see’s the movies, he’ll already be familiar.
A funny part in the film is when Fawn is mimicking different animal sounds.
The most fun I had was probably the animal noises scene just cause it was so out of my wheelhouse. I was like studying YouTube videos trying to learn different animals. And like sometimes, they had a list of like noises to try and I think at one point, I was like Hey, there were these Monkeys that had been at the Zoo that my– it’s like the only Animal noise I make is that Monkey. Um, that my Sister grew up emulating the Monkeys at the Memphis Zoo and that became the sort of like climax animal of that scene which ended up being fun but they were difficult, but like how do you make an Elephant like trumpeting his trunk like do you make that noise?
And I’m a terrible growler and howler, so that was a good day. I think my favorite scene is the last scene just cause it’s the most, to me it’s the most powerful and it’s an unexpected ending for a film of this nature.
I completely agree. I figured out the ending during the last quarter of the movie and I was a little surprised! TinkerBell and the Legend of the Neverbeast will pull at your heart strings. It comes to Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 3!
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