At this weekend’s D23 (essentially Disney’s Comic-Con), I got to speak with Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald about Pixar’s Brave. In the upcoming animated film arriving June 22nd, 2012, Macdonald plays an unruly daughter and an accomplished archer who defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. McKidd plays one of the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin.
During the interview, they talked about being at D23, who they play in Brave and what it’s about, how Brave is the first Pixar movie with a female protagonist and what that means, how the movie has changed during the recording process, and I also got in a question about the second season of Boardwalk Empire. Hit the jump to watch.
Finally, I’m going to be posting a lot more video interviews from D23, so make sure to keep checking back.
Kevin McKidd and Kelly Macdonald
- How are they enjoying the D23 experience so far
- :25 – How Brave is the first time Pixar has a female lead. Macdonald talks about how she got cast and what the recording process has been like so far.
- 1:20 – They talk about their characters and what the film is about
- 2:25 – How has the film changed during the recording process
- 3:05 – Boardwalk Empire talk
- 3:35 – At the end I had to tell McKid I’m a huge fan of Journeyman and Rome.