While out in LA for the #ChristopherRobinEvent, we interviewed Bronte Carmichael who plays “Madeline Robin” in the new Disney’s Christopher Robin movie. She was an absolute delight just like Ewan McGregor had said in our interview.
On How She Was Chosen for the Role as Madeline Robin
After auditioning with director Marc Forster and then the producers, she did a scene with all the stuffed animals. Her mom then didn’t tell her that she got the part. Instead this is what she did:
“My mum didn’t tell me that I got the part. She put a stuffed of Eeyore on the bench in the garden.It had a note tied to its back saying, looking forward to our adventures in the Hundred Acre Woods.”
How sweet is that! We then asked if Eeyore is her favorite character. She shared,
“I like them all. You can’t really like one, ‘cause they all have different personalities, they act just like, almost like emotions. Eeyore can be gloomy, sometimes you can feel like Eeyore, sometimes you can feel like Tiger, like, really bouncy. But you know, I quite like Piglet. And um, at the end of shooting it, they gave me the Piglet to take home.”
During this trip, I learned how actors sometimes get to take souvenirs home from the set. I must say taking home Piglet would be an awesome
Advice for other Young Actors
Bronte has a positive attitude when it comes to acting.
“Be as natural as you can and don’t let things get in the way of you. You just let it flow and, just be there in the moment, like, when you’re filming.”
In Christopher Robin, Bronte’s parents were actors in the movie as well. They play Christopher’s mother and father.
Here is what Bronte shared about that:
“It was quite funny actually. I knew the boy who played young Christopher Robin, and sometimes we drove back to the hotel together, and so it was like, we’d always have these weird conversations about, like, my mum’s playing my grandma, and then my dad’s playing my grandpa, and it’s, it’s all a bit confusing.”
In the movie, Bronte is seen drawing and learns that her father enjoyed drawing Pooh and friends too. We wanted to know if she enjoyed drawing too.
” I’ve been drawing since I was about three. I, I started, cause my name’s Bronte, I did these B people. I drew a B and then I drew faces on them and stuff. And then that kind of evolved. I like to draw a lot. I mean, I was just drawing before I came down today.”
Thoughts on Winnie the Pooh
Bronte shared that as a young child, her parents would read her Winnie the Pooh pop-up books and she would listen to audio books.
“Everyone knows Winnie the Pooh, he’s a really special character.”
When asked if she thinks that there’s ever an age that anyone will outgrow Winnie the Pooh, she answered,
“No. I think he should always be like a special thing. Pooh is a very special character. Like, he’s just so simple. He’s not like a really baby-ish character.”
On Favorite Quotes and Characters
I am quite enjoying the new quotes that have come from Disney’s Christopher Robin.
Bronte’s favorite is in the train carriage scene. Madeline’s explaining to Pooh that nothing comes from nothing, and then Pooh tells her that:
“Doing nothing often leads to the very best something.”
Each of the characters have such unique qualities that Bronte feels she can be like some of them in different moments.
“Piglet I can be nervous about some things, especially with acting, like, there are certain things that can like scare you. They can be certain takes that you aren’t that confident on, you can feel like Piglet sometimes. And then when you’re with Tigger you can be really excited about something. Like, I was definitely excited about coming to Disneyland. When I, while I was in LA, so you know, I felt like Tigger.”
I thought it was the perfect way to end our interview as at one point in our lives, we have all felt like a Piglet or a Tigger too!
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