Jessica Alba and George Lopez star in Cal Brunker’s hilarious animated space adventure, Escape from Planet Earth, about what happens when aliens respond to a distress signal from the Dark Planet. Alba voices Lena, the beautiful, intelligent but extremely duplicitous chief of BASA’s mission control. Lopez plays Thurman, a three-eyed, four-armed slug-like alien who leaves a trail of goo wherever he goes. Opening February 15th, the film also features the voices of Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, William Shatner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara, Craig Robinson, Ricky Gervais, Jonathan Morgan Heit, Steve Zahn and Chris Parnell.
At our recent roundtable interview, Alba and Lopez talked about their characters and what drew them to the project. Lopez described how Harvey Weinstein tracked him down in Las Vegas to play the part and was instrumental in putting together the terrific cast. Alba explained why she loved playing a villain in her first animated feature, how she found the recording process and enjoyed playing over the top and crazy, what she thought of the script’s strong female characters, and how being a mom has affected the roles she takes. She also discussed the Honest Company and her new book. Hit the jump to read on.