Ralph Breaks The Internet in theaters November 21st
So after some photo opportunities and catching up with blogger friends we got to interview the talent that includes: John C. Reilly (voice of “Ralph”), Sarah Silverman (voice of “Vanellope”), Taraji P. Henson (voice of “Yesss”), Jack McBrayer (voice of “Felix”), Director Rich Moore, Director Phil Johnston, Producer Clark Spencer, and Co-Writer Pamela Ribon
They were all super funny and down to earth and we had a great time while they answered some of our questions
The moderator Dani Fernandez asked one of the question that all of us Wreck It Ralph fans had: " So Wreck It
Ralph took place six years ago. And at the end, it seemed like things were going pretty good for Ralph and Vanellope. I thought it was going pretty good. Why did you feel that you needed to revisit them?
The filmmakers Rich Moore and Phil Johnston told us that they also thought the characters were on a good lace but they looked at the very last line of the first movie where Ralph says, after going friendless for the whole movie and then finally making a friend, he's back home and says, if that little kid likes me, how bad can I be? And it seemed at the time, it's so sweet. It's a wonderful sentiment. But then as we continued to kind of pick at it, we said, that's really, really dysfunctional. That this guy is defining himself by what his best friend thinks. And it's a great best friend. But what if she were not to like him someday? What would that lead to? And so knowing that he still had quite a bit of insecurity, he still had farther to go in his journey. Then we had only known Vanellope for like 35 minutes or 40 minutes. So she has a whole other story. We had to keep going with these characters."
What is one thing you miss about 20 years ago, before the internet came along?
John C Reilly told that that: " I miss a time when we were all, even though it's wonderful to have all these choices of what we focus our attention on, it was a very good thing to have something that we... an objective truth. This is what's going on in the world. This is what we are all dealing with. Instead of all these versions of what's going on in the world
depending on what sites you visit. I think the human race could use a unifying way to communicate again like that."
The group asked what was like to be a Disney Princess now? Sarah Silverman gave us the best answer ever to inspire young girls all over the world: "You get to be this kid who becomes like a princess with an attainable waist line. And wearing comfortable clothes. And I always like, as a comic, this is really going a different direction. But we end up in diners late at night after shows. And who also ends up at diners late at night are young girls, young people coming out of the clubs, dance clubs and stuff like that. I would see young women in half shirts and sky high heels. And they're freezing cold. They're like this shivering. And their feet hurt. I just think. I just wish I could tell them that they don't have to be uncomfortable to deserve love. Boys are not raised to think that they ever have to sacrifice comfort to be loved. And it just always struck me. I would go oh. I would be in like my hoodie and jeans and just think, these girls don't think that they can get love without this insane amount of physical discomfort. And I love that Vanellope kind of sheds light on these grown up princesses that are uncomfortable hanging out."
If you stay in the theater until the after credits scene you might be able to learn the secret to good parenting. It is a not too miss scene by they way. Here it is what the actors had to say about their secret to good parenting is
Taraji P Henson told us : " I'll just say honesty and truth. Now with the Internet, you can't shelter them much. You just have to be as honest as you can. Just tell them the facts and guide them. And hope they don't run into f'ing wall"
John C Reilly said:"I think the secret, I mean, there's many secrets that you can only know through your own personal experience with a child. But I would say the most important thing for me is seeing who the child is as opposed to who you want them to be or who you think they will become. But who are they? And that includes what kind of school does this kid need to go to? Not what kind of school does our family go to? What kind of school does this kid need to go to? And if you have more than one kid, it's different for each one. So basically, recognizing the humanity of that person, the distinct identity apart from you. And accepting it."
Pamela Ribon answered the parenting question on a great way to close the junket: "try to listen which I think really comes into that, too. So that you find out what kind of kid they are. You listen to the kid that they're telling you they are. And listen because sometimes the first thing they're saying to you isn't the thing they really mean. There's something in there that they're struggling with because they're new at saying it. So yeah."
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