If you were an actor and someone said, “Disney” to you, you’d take the job wouldn’t you? I’m pretty sure I would and that was the confession that Ginnifer Goodwin made to us during our Zootopia interview with her. Why did she want the role? DISNEY. And I was thrilled to sit down with one of my favorite actresses and learn more about bringing to life Judy Hopps in Zootopia.
Behind the Voice of Judy Hopps in Zootopia
So it’s true that part of the reason Ginnifer took the role of Judy Hopps was because of the magic of Disney film making. She wanted to be part of that and who wouldn’t want to be? In fact she told her reps to accept the job and then get back to her with the details.
But she was also interested in the project because of her children. Although she wasn’t one who grew up dreaming of having a family, when she turned 30 she knew she wanted to have kids and be a parent.
As I mentioned in my post about interviewing Jason Bateman (Nick Wilde), I was interested to get Ginnifer’s thoughts on the movie from her perspective as a parent.
Unlike Jason who is excited to see the film with his children and use it as a tool to open up conversation on some of the important themes of the movie, Ginnifer doesn’t plan on letting her son see the movie. And I loved her reason as she explained it.
He’s young enough that he still fully believes in the illusion of it all. For example, he believes that Winnie the Pooh on television in the movie is real. And that someone dressed up in a Winnie the Pooh costume is real as well. So she doesn’t want to risk him seeing Zootopia and recognizing her voice. She wants to protect that magic for him as long as she can. As a mom, I totally get this and love this. Protecting the magic and the innocence of childhood is something I strive to do for my kids.
So what does Ginnifer Goodwin hope that we all take away from seeing Disney’s Zootopia?
That anyone can be anything. You can defy people’s expectations. There are no limitations. There’s enough for everyone and it’s there for us all to go and get.
It’s one of my favorite themes in Disney’s Zootopia. The movie opens in theaters on March 4th and it’s not one you should miss. So take the family and check it out. You’ll laugh and be touched. Your kids will too!
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