“Paddington” stars gather to preview film!
It’s not long until the new Paddington film, produced by Harry Potter producer David Heyman, is released. In the lead-up to the release, the stars of the film gathered to watch some of the preview footage from the film.
Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), who plays Mrs. Bird, the Browns’ housekeeper, spoke about her role in the film and why she decided to take it:
Apart from the money?” she laughs, “I loved the script and I’d seen Paul’s film Bunny and The Bull, which made me want to work with him. The script, I thought, was really funny and quirky, and I loved Paddington; I love the idea of him. He’s an outsider needing to be brought in, and there’s something wonderful about that and very inclusive in that way about understanding somebody who’s different.
Julie also commented on the amount of marmalade – Paddington’s favorite snack – on set:
Mrs. Bird was constantly making it.
Hugh Bonneville, who plays Mr. Brown, also spoke about the film and waiting for the right technology to make it:
Quite simply, the technology wasn’t available to us. It’s wonderful that it has come to life; it’s been a painstaking process both for [producer] David Heyman and [writer/director] Paul King.
On the film clips themselves, DIY Magazine said,
We’re shown a number of short clips from the film; even with a few shots still incomplete it’s clear that Paddington himself is a marvel of CGI wizardry. Looking more bear-like than we’ve seen him before, although clearly still sporting his famous duffel coat and hat, we meet him as he chats with Mr Brown over a pot of tea and some cake. Whishaw is a perfect fit for the Peruvian bear. His light, breezy tones have an air of innocence but maintain Paddington’s occasional brusque manner.
Read the full piece here.
Check out the film trailers here, and find out more about the film, as well as the Paddington London trail. Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn) also appears in the film. Paddington is due to be released in the UK on November 28.
We’re certainly looking forward to seeing the finished film when it is released! Are you looking forward to seeing it?