Opening Friday is Rango, Industrial Light and Magic’s first fully animated film. Written by John Logan, directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin and a slew of famed character actors, the film tells the story of Rango (Depp), a pet lizard lost in the desert who lies his way into becoming the sheriff of a western town. Things go well as he uses luck, gumption, and improvisational skills to fake his way through the job, but when someone steals the town’s water supply, Rango is forced to become a real hero.
Continuing our weeklong coverage of the film (here’s our exclusive interview with Depp), we have a one on one interview with the beautiful and funny Isla Fisher. We talked about how she handles voice acting in contrast to live action work, the unique filming style of Rango, stress on set and much more. Hit the jump to watch:
- Fisher talks about how acting for voice work and acting for the camera are similar and different.
- :52 – Fisher describes the unique way this film was produced and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the style.
- 1:33 – How she deals with the stress of a big set.
- 2:05 – What were her thoughts when she first saw the script.
- 2:41 – how she keeps things fresh when playing romantic leads.
- 3:16 – how she developed her accent for the film.