I still can’t believe that I was on the phone with Kate Hudson! Kate Hudson! My favorite movie of all time is the Skeleton Key and just the other day I was watching Bride Wars for the 10th time in my life, so getting the opportunity to speak to Kate over the phone to discuss Kung Fu Panda 3 was definitely the highlight of my week.
I was so excited and attempted to hide my nervousness with a funny question, and although I don’t think Kate realized I was trying to be funny, she was such a sweetheart and humored me anyway.
LAM: Personality wise, I feel like you and Mei Mei have a lot in common, but she’s obviously a Panda. What does one do to get into Mei Mei Mode? Do you start eating leaves? Did you visit China? Meet a Panda? What was the craziest thing you did to prepare to voice this character? Funny, right? No? Ok. I’m learning, I’m learning!
KH: Well, you see, the thing is, this is an animated film… You go in and have fun with it. There was a lot of laughter and expression. You go for it and you have to push your vocals because you are doing a lot of experiments vocally than you would if you were acting.
Kate Visits a baby Panda in Chengdu China! (Photo Credit to Kate Hudson via Instagram)
“Mei Mei is unfiltered, she’s hilarious. I love her” – Kate Hudson talks Kung Fun Panda 3
KUNG FU PANDA 3 will be released nationwide on Friday, January 29th