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
Haha. This is too cute. I would’ve ventured to guess she did visit a panda just to become one with her character. 🙂
Actors have it tough sometimes when they’re on the big screen; it’s nice to see that they can sort of hide themselves behind an animated film and really use their voice to express themselves.
Thank you! She was super sweet. Scrolling through her IG I noticed that she did go to China to visit a panda after our interview. So I wasn’t that off! haha! Thanks for reading.