Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Anna Faris for her latest movie, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by first time directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The film stars the lovely Faris alongside funnyman Bill Hader, James Caan, Mr. T, and Bruce Campbell.
In the movie, Faris plays brilliant intern/weather girl Sam Sparks, who is sent to work on a small fishing island in the middle of nowhere. She happens to hit a goldmine when she meets aspiring inventor, Flint Lockwood (Hader) and his crazy contraption that makes food fall from the sky!
This interview is slightly different from other ones that we’ve done; it’s a combination of written quotes and a few videos. In the interview, she talked about the different and unexpected aspects of doing voice over work, working with the directors, meeting Mr. T, and what type of food she would have fall from the sky. Be warned, this isn’t your typical interview.
Check out what she had to say below…
You seem to play ditsy characters a lot, but in this movie your character is actually hiding the fact that she’s smart. What was it like playing this role?
AF: It was fun to have that reversal. Normally, you have the nerdy girl becoming hot and cool, but it was fun to kind of flip that on its head. In a weird way, I guess thematically, it is a little sad that she feels the need to suppress that. I had a blast doing that.
Did you have a basic character sketch to guide you at all?
AF: Yeah. I loved the way she looked. She has little hips. I liked that.
Were there any scenes that you just couldn’t picture?
AF: Early on, we didn’t have any animation to work with, so they would describe the scene. They would say something like, “She’s walking. Okay, she’s hopping from one fry to the next through a river of hot, boiling oil. So, make that noise.” [Grunting noise]
I was really confused about being inside the food machine and the army of roasted chickens. But, that is what makes it so amazing to see.
What food would you have fall from the sky?
AF: Well, I love nachos!
Now to the videos!
Part 1: Anna talks about making Cloudy
Part 2: Anna talks about her career and a few funny stories along the way
Part 3: Anna talks about a few of her future plans
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs hits theaters on September 18
Watch the trailer below…