With Cars 3 opening in North America this weekend, I recently sat down with Armie Hammer for an exclusive video interview. While eating some delicious bacon he joked about what he paid Pixar to be a voice in the movie, talked about what changed in the recording process, if he has a favorite Pixar movie, the status of Ben Wheatley’s Freak Shift, and a lot more.
If you haven’t seen any of the trailers, Cars 3 is about Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) being pushed out of the sport he loves by a new generation of drivers and what he does to try and return to being a champion.
The crazy voice cast also includes Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Ray Magliozzi, Tony Shalhoub, Bonnie Hunt, Lea DeLaria, Kerry Washington, Bob Costas, Margo Martindale, Darrell Waltrip, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Bob Peterson, Guido Quaroni, the late Tom Magliozzi, John Ratzenberger, Kyle Petty, Lewis Hamilton, Lloyd Sherr, Robert Glenn “Junior” Johnson, Ray Everhnam, Cheech Marin, Howard Augustine “Humpy” Wheeler Jr., Katherine Helmond, Paul Dooley, Jenifer Lewis, Shannon Spake, Maddy McGraw, Michael Wallis, Mike Joy, Jeff Gordon, Daniel Suárez, Ryan Blaney, Bubba Wallace, Chase Elliott, Richard Petty, and Andra Day.
Watch what Armie Hammer had to say in the video above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by some images from Cars 3.
- Who built the amazing car next to him?
- What did he pay Pixar to be in the movie?
- Does he have a favorite Pixar movie?
- How much changed during the recording process and what would surprise people to learn about the recording process?
- Status of Ben Wheatley’s Freak Shift?
Here’s the official Cars 3 synopsis:
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage.