If you don’t know Sophia Bush, get to know her! I had the opportunity to participate in the Incredibles 2 Press Junket, where we did a group interview with Sophia Bush herself. She was professional, inspiring, and a tech geek! I LOVE IT! We sat and talked to her about her character Voyd, Pixar, Women, Tech, and even Investing!
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Sophia Bush plays Voyd. A new superhero in Incredibles 2! I hope to see more of Voyd in Incredibles 3 (less than a 14 year wait….I hope.)
Sophia Bush Interview
About Her Character Voyd:
Sophia: “Elastigirl girl is Voyd’s Debra Messing. She is that idol who made this girl, who had to dim her light for so long, feel like eventually everything was gonna be okay. And you see her expressing her identity. Like, she has turquoise hair and a side shave. This is a bold expression of her inner radicalness, but she’s had to hide her biggest magic. And she gets to meet the person who made her feel like one day it was gonna be okay. And that made everything about why she just couldn’t figure out how to hold it together.”
About the Political Message in the Movie:
Sophia: “Well, I told Brad he’s clearly psychic, because, you know, this movie was three years in the making. So, this was pre the Time’s Up conversation being had. This was pre a lot of these studies about gender parody and even current stages of pay disparity, our lack of paid family leave in this country.”
About the Strong Female Focus:
Sophia: “It welcomes everybody to the table. I’ve not heard a single guy be like, oh, that’s like a woman’s movie. They love the movie. And I’m like, yeah, because women’s issues are just life.”
“I think it’s really refreshing in a time where people are a bit tense about where all of this goes from here to remind them that it can go to a place like this, that instead of othering people we should welcome everyone to the table, because if everyone puts their own personal brand of magic on the world, the world gets better.”
About Getting the Part:
Sophia: “I opened my email and there was this letter from my agent, and I sort of started having an outer-body experience and like couldn’t figure out what I was reading, because I got very emotional. And I opened the PDF, and the scan that was attached to it was the actual letter from Brad Bird on Pixar letterhead offering me the part, telling me who Voyd was, asking me to come and join the Incredibles family. And at the bottom of the page are all of the Incredibles family in like this beautiful 2-D drawing.”
“And I was like what. And I screamed so loud the whole restaurant turned and looked at me. I was morbidly embarrassed and also very excited. And I asked him, I said I don’t understand how this happened. And he said, well, you know, years ago you came up here to learn about animation, and I did. I spent a day like asking all of the animators crazy questions about code, like a total nerd. It was the best day of my life. And they have a great care there, so lunch was also very nice.”
About Pixar Awesomeness:
Sophia: “I wish that they would do a sort of behind-the-scenes package for people to see the stages, because if you know how many layers of tech — I mean it’s literally like — it’s like a lasagna. It’s like layers and layers and layers and layers and layers of code and specificity. And there’s a whole pass on the movie done just to animate hair. And there’s a whole pass on the movie done just to put the right textures in clothing. And they’re — I mean it’s so crazy. And we got to see a rough cut of the film back in February.”
Women and Finance:
Sophia: “Yeah, very much so. I’ve actually been investing in tech companies for about ten years. And I love — I think that when we talk about parody, for example, I think we have a problem in that women when they make any money at all — and I’m not talking like you don’t have to be Warren Buffet and be a billionaire and be 65 before you can be charitable or before you can start investing. That is a lie. Like, you can invest a couple hundred dollars here, a couple thousands dollars here. There are ways to get women in the financial game that we don’t talk about, because we don’t talk to women about money.”
Check out our group picture:
This post is part of a series from our Incredibles 2 Press Junket trip. It was a Pixar and Disney related press trip that focussed on the new biggest anticipated animated movie, Incredibles 2! Check out the trailer below and don’t forget to order your tickets below!
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