Emily Blunt and Billy Connolly speak to the junior reporters…
Cinema-goers are set to be transported to the miniature world of Lilliput on Boxing Day, when a new big screen adaptation of Gulliver’s Travels is released starring Jack Black.
Children’s education charity FILMCLUB sent along two junior reporters to interview the film’s stars Emily Blunt and Billy Connolly, and director Rob Letterman.Beatrice, aged 9 from Wimbledon, and Dorothy, 11, from Devon, who are both Young Ambassadors for the nationwide charity, quizzed BAFTA Award-Nominated actress Emily, (The Young Victoria and The Devil Wears Prada) who plays Princess Mary in the film, and comedian and BAFTA Award-nominated actor Billy Connolly, (Mrs Brown) who plays King Theodore.
The duo also interviewed director Rob Letterman (Monsters vs Aliens, Shark Tale) about making the movie.
Emily told the youngsters what it was like pretending to talk to giants on set:
“Jack (Black) would be there, even though we were actually speaking to a tennis ball on a big crane, so we were all screaming at a tennis ball, which was quite strange!
“We’d hear his lines but you would have to try to act with a cross on a wall or something. It was so strange. Everyone would get really sore necks on that one!”
Talking about some of her happiest moments during filming, the actress revealed that co-star Billy Connolly would play the ukulele, saying:
“I remember happy moments of him playing the ukulele and us all singing on set. It was a very geeky set to be on! We were all a bunch of nerds.”
Watch FILMCLUB’s Gulliver’s Travels interviews at: www.facebook.com/filmclubuk
FILMCLUB is a nationwide education charity and experts in film for young people. The initiative offers access to thousands of popular and classic films from around the world for young people and teachers to watch and discuss in their school film clubs. Visit www.filmclub.org for more information.