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Brave – Voices Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd and Craig Ferguson

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Lord Macintosh and his son, Young Macintosh; Merida, Wee Dingwall and his father, Lord Dingwall; Lord Macguffin and his son, Young Macguffin; Queen Elinor and King Fergus ©2011 Disney/Pixar
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Are playing animated characters easier than playing on-camera characters?

Brave - Craig Ferguson
Actor Craig Ferguson arrives at Disney Pixar’s “Brave” World Premiere at Dolby Theatre on June 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California ©2012 Disney/Pixar

Craig: I think it’s good for me, because I’m not a very good actor. I’m pretty good at voices, and then people who are good at acting can draw in good acting. Plus, I have a day job and so I can’t go and make a film.

I can go to the [Disney Studios] in the valley for a couple of hours and work on one, but I can’t go on location and make a film. Not that anyone is asking me. But I’m not available, so don’t even bother!

If you could change your mother into any animal, what would it be?

Brave - Kelly Macdonald
Actress Kelly Macdonald arrives at the World Premiere at Dolby Theatre on June 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California ©2012 Disney/Pixar

Craig: I wouldn’t have thought my relationship with my mother would have been improved by her having claws.

Kelly: My mom’s a homebody. I think I would turn her into a cat, because I think she’d be very happy lying by the fire.

Kevin: It feels like every answer is going to be bad. I’d turn her into a beautiful hummingbird so she could fly and be free. My mom will like that.

The theme of the movie is taking control of your destiny. In your life, did you ever take control of your destiny?

Brave - Kevin McKidd
Actor Kevin McKidd arrives at Disney Pixar’s “Brave” World Premiere at Dolby Theatre on June 18, 2012 in Hollywood, California ©2012 Disney/Pixar

Kevin: I am from a wee town in the northeast of Scotland, and I think I was about eight or nine when I suddenly wanted to do this crazy acting thing, and I had no clue how to even pursue that up there. There was no National Theatre of Scotland. There’s sheep.

Craig: And they’re a very tough crowd.

Kevin: (laughing) Exactly. So I had to take matters into my own hands and doggedly pursue this, and eventually managed to be lucky enough to get to do it. So I think the message is a very powerful one for young people.

Kevin McKidd was asked about the shocking conclusion to this season’s Grey’s Anatomy, where the doctors’ plane crashed and lives were lost. Click below to listen to his reaction.

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