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What makes you tackle these super iconic characters, whether it’s Captain Kirk or Jack Ryan or Jack Frost?
I don’t know. I don’t know why it is that I’ve been cast, at least with Jack Ryan and Captain Kirk, to do things that have been done before, but I like a good challenge. And with Jack Frost it was the matter of doing voice-over, which I had never really done before in an extended form. It’s a whole different art using your voice. All you’re doing is capturing your voice and you’re not using your full — well, instrument is a funny word — but your whole body.
What made you excited to be a part of “Rise of the Guardians?”
DreamWorks has made some incredible animated films. I’d be lying if I said a lot of it didn’t have to do with Alec Baldwin. I’m a huge Alec Baldwin fan. And I love Hugh Jackman as well. It was an incredible cast. But it was really the challenge of voice-over itself. And I really liked the story. Before you begin it, you have no idea of what the animation will finally look like, and I had never dreamed it would look as cool and interesting and unique as it does.
You were one of the last actors to work with Tony Scott. Can you say anything about that experience?
I loved Tony a great deal. I can’t tell you how shocked I was when I heard what happened. He always seemed like a man who was incredibly full of life and energy and joy and love and that is always how I’ll choose to remember him.