T.J. Miller & Damon Wayans, Jr. Talk BIG HERO 6

     November 4, 2014


Big Hero 6A Marriage of Convenience. Somehow this was the conclusion arrived at by the end of my interview with T.J. Miller Damon Wayans, Jr. It was late in the day and the two were justifiably tired and a little loopy from a long day of doing interviews for the Disney feature. So a simple question on injecting their own comedic personas into their animated characters turned into a fairly epic nonsensical rant by Miller on how starring in a Disney film is akin to a marriage and, well, it’s best to just watch and see Miller go off. The gregarious comic has a real knack for mixing absurdity with a deeply acerbic sense of wit. Damon Wayans, Jr’s bemused nonchalance at Miller’s monologue is the cherry on top. It’s also a fair representation of their characters’ interactions within Big Hero 6. Miller as Fred is the wacky crazy comic relief while Wayans, Jr. as Wasabi plays the audience-identifying ‘straight man’, often commenting on just how insane the situation truly is.

Usually at this point, I would list the topic points covered in the following interview – but I have no clue if anything of any merit was actually learned. The interview may be all the better for it. So hit the jump and watch “comedy collide”.

T.J. Miller & Damon Wayans Jr.

  • Given Miller and Wayans, Jr.’s previous voice over work on How to Train Your Dragon and Marmaduke respectively, how did the experience on Big Hero 6 compare?
  • What is the balance between injecting your own comedic persona versus adapting to the character?




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