Last week I was in LA for the Press Junket and Premiere of Peter Rabbit. Sony paid for my expenses so that my daughter and I can travel down to LA to cover the film. The Peter Rabbit Interviews with the cast and the writer were the most interested cast interview that I have ever had. It was amazing and different all at the same time. This post also contains affiliate links.
First of all half of the audience were kids under the age of 10. The other half were online media outlets, like us. Plus, our interview was streaming live on Facebook through Yahoo Entertainment. There were jokes that the cast made during the interview that went well over our kids heads. After chatting about the interview to our kids, us moms realized that our kids took everything literally.
Our Kids Take The Interviews Quite Literally
For instance, when James Corden kept bringing up that the Spice Girls were reuniting and he would name all 5 bunnies after each Spice Girl. Our kids remembered THIS, they also wanted to know who were the Spice Girls.
Director Will Gluck during the interview also was being sarcastic about how they originally were teaching real bunnies how to talk but they all died. The kids, including mine, REALLY believed that they were teaching real bunnies how to talk. Days after the interview, we were told how that was so interesting to them.
There were more jokes about the acting and working with CGI graphics and how they had to use blue balls instead of characters. A couple of jokes WAY over the kids heads. At this point my daughter turned around and asked me about it…as we just shrugged and reminded her to pay attention to the interview.
Our kids were also asked what questions they had during the interview. They all looked around and had nothing to ask. They were prepped for this day for a week and when the time came they weren’t sure what to ask. 🙂
During the interview the cast talked about the movie:
James Corden: “It was mostly about how do we find a way to honor this character that is so beloved by Beatrice Potter. How do we unlock this lovable mischievous character that has been creative in these beautiful books.”
Margot Robbie: “It was fun exploring being a rabbit.
Elizabeth Debicki: “I love that when we were being recorded they filmed us too. When watching the movie I can see us in the rabbits.” “I loved Lopsy so much because of her adorable little lisp.”
Will Gluck: “We tried so desperately to keep this grounded in reality.” “Is this something Beatrice Potter would look down on us for.”
Domhnall Gleeson (about acting): “Since humans don’t know animals can talk in this world there wasn’t really a lot of back and forth going on in the movie.”
Watch the entire interview below:
Watch the Interview Below:
Start it at 25 minutes.
Although the kids took our funny and talented actors and actresses seriously. They knew the movie was awesome and they knew the movie was funny comedy. They were completely aware that animals and humans don’t go after each other in a Home Alone type fashion. They also have no plans to try catch animals for eating up our flowers and our garden at home.
They did learn that how you can have love for more than one person at a time. They learned that there is a beautiful nature in loving animals. Lastly, they learned that people can change and grow to love others.
Peter Rabbit Movie is now playing in theaters!
Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.