I absolutely loved writer-director Paul King’s Paddington. It’s one of those rare films that’s great for kids and adults alike, and I strongly encourage you to seek it out this weekend when the film hits theaters. It’s absolutely worth your hard earned money. If you’re not familiar with the film, the story centers on a bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) who is lost at Paddington Station in London, adopted by a kind family, and then sets out in search of an explorer who inspired his family to visit London years before. The live-action cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Peter Capaldi. For more on Paddington, watch the trailer, read Matt’s review, or check out all our previous coverage.
At the recent Los Angeles press day I landed an exclusive video interview with Sally Hawkins. She talked about the great reviews, how Paddington acted like Ted during filming, what she learned about her character from the rehearsal process, Paul King, and a lot more.
- Talks about the positive reviews
- How off camera Paddington acted a lot like Ted.
- How we need to see Ted and Paddington in a scene together.
- What did she learn about her character from the rehearsal process?
- Would she jump into a sequel?