*Disclosure: The Small Things received an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles with Disney to cover the premier of Finding Dory and a press junket. All opinions are 100% my own and were not swayed in any way.*
I love sharing my Finding Dory Press Junket interviews with all of you! For this interview, we are going to discuss Hayden Rolence (Voice Of Nemo) & Albert Brooks (Voice Of Marlin) .
The vibe in the room was pretty funny. Albert Brooks was the voice of the original Marlin in Finding Nemo. The first question that was asked was : Marlin is such a worrier as a father and I was wondering if you relate to that at all being a parent or if you have a different style.
Albert Brooks response: "Well when children, uh, were younger. I worried more. Now I worry less and I pay more. I'm a worrier but I mean, you know, not as much as Marlin, nobody can worry as much as Marlin. Maybe I worry as much. " Everyone was laughing because it was a funny response.
He was also asked if it was easy to slip into role again, and we learned that it was because he had already created the character and it was like no time had passed at all.
Hayden was just an adorable kid- his smile was contagious! The question came along asking if he was a Nemo fan. His response:
"I was a very big Nemo fan, even before I knew that I was going to be it- the voice of Nemo, I was still a really big Nemo fan."
Another question came along asking him: And what was your favorite part about being able to voice Nemo?
He was also asked what the biggest challenge was! His reply was heartfelt."I loved being able to meet everybody."
"Um, the biggest challenge was probably knowing that Nemo was already a character and knowing that I wanted to do him justice. I didn't want any disappointment."
He was also asked what he thought of the Red Carpet experience! His reply:
"This was my first premier, so I was really excited but I was also a little bit nervous. Again, because I wanted to do Nemo justice and I was just really excited to see the movie for the first time."
He was also asked what he thought of the movie! In his words, it was amazing and he was excited and astonished. He also said that he was excited to see what he was brought into.
Albert Brooks was asked the following: "What are you hoping families walk away with?" His reply:
"Here's the thing about the movie that's- this really is a movie that you can take kids to and you'll sit through and enjoy. It's the ultimate children's movie but it's enjoyable. And that's where I don't think I've seen a movie like that for a while. It's funny without being sarcastic. It's heartwarming without being schmaltzy. I think people will be surprised that there's more maybe more feeling than they thought. " He also said "I came out with more emotions than I thought I would. And so I think that's a good thing."We also learned that Hayden and Albert did NOT record together. Which is amazing because you cannot tell! The movie makes it seem as if they were in the same room! That is amazing! Hayden was asked if he had done any preparation; like watching Finding Nemo. His reply:
"I did watch Finding Nemo a lot, just to sort of get myself prepared for trying to make my voice sound like Nemo"
I just loved this interview. It was pretty great being able to meet both Hayden Rolence (Voice Of Marlin) & Albert Brooks (Voice Of Nemo).
We had our photo taken with the two and I will always remember this! official website