I was not compensated for this post. I did attend the NYC premiere of Epic and met with the director and actors in Epic.
After walking the Green Carpet at the NYC Premiere of Epic last weekend, we were able to meet some of the cast from the movie.
It was a good laugh to meet the lovely slug and snail stars of the show, Aziz Ansari and Chris O’Dowd.
These two funny guys play the lovable yet slimy Mub and Grub. These two characters make you laugh as they try to protect the future of the small in the forest with ongoing battles of good and evil.
While chatting with Aziz and Chris, they told us about their experience with the film. Aziz told us how he joined the cast:
I’d worked with some of the same team before on a little film called Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. And so, I knew it was that team, and we had a lot of fun working together on that. And it just seemed like a cool idea to do an animated film set in this universe. So, I signed up pretty quickly and was on board.
For Chris, this was his first time participating in an animation film
: … I realized Chris [Director Chris Wedge], and he was so enthusiastic, and he brought me into this room where they had started doing a lot of the early drawings for it, and it just looked so magical. So, that was very, very tempting. And then, I really wanted to work with Aziz.
While I was interviewing, my daughter was having fun becoming part of the movie. Doesn’t she look good next to Mub and Grub?
We loved Epic! And, I do think Chris O’Dowd’s voice makes the character Grub all the more lovable!
Go see it this Holiday weekend!