With Pixar’s Brave opening this weekend, Disney recently held a press junket in Scotland where I got to interview some of the cast and filmmakers. The film centers on Princess Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald), a young girl who accidentally sets loose an evil curse when she wishes for the freedom to escape her restrictive life. But the big news about Brave is that it’s Pixar’s first film with a female protagonist and their first fairy tale. I would imagine it won’t be their last. Brave also features the voices of Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters. For more on Brave, here’s all our previous coverage and four clips.
During my interview with Kevin McKidd we talked about how the film changed over the long development process,what surprised him about the recording process, his reaction to the finished film, what people should do if they visit Scotland, and how he’s recorded an album of traditional Scottish folk music, and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch.
Finally, if you missed my interview with director Mark Andrews and producer Katherine Sarafian, click here.
- I start the interview off by saying how much I loved NBC’s Journeyman and HBO’s Rome
- How did his friends and family react when he told them he would be a voice in a Pixar film
- What surprised him the most about the recording process
- How did the film change during the recording process
- What was his reaction when he saw the finished film
- If people were to visit Scotland for one day what does he recommend doing
- Talks about what he has coming up like the next season of Grey’s Anatomy and how he’s recorded an album of traditional Scottish folk music