Tony Hale and Liza Lapira on Fear and Loathing
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Tony Hale and Liza Lapira on Fear and Loathing

ComingSoon’s Jonathan Sim recently talked to Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep, Toy Story 4) and Liza Lapira (Fast & Furious, Crazy, Dumb, Love), the voices of Fear and Loathing in the new Pixar film “Inside Out holds 2”. the animated film will hit theaters on June 14, 2024.

“Inside Out 2, the Disney and Pixar film that returns to the mind of newly-minted teenager Riley just as the headquarters undergoes a sudden demolition to make room for something completely unexpected: new emotions!” – we read in the official summary. “Joy, sadness, anger, fear and disgust, who by all accounts have been running a successful operation for a long time, are not sure how to feel when anxiety occurs. And it looks like she’s not alone.”

Inside Out 2 Interview: Tony Hale and Liza Lapira on Fear and Loathing

Jonathan Sim: You both play characters that were originally played by Bill Hader and Mindy Kaling. When you interpreted these characters, how much did you want to embody them and how much did you want to build your own voice?

Tony Hale: Oh, wow. Personally, I didn’t want to equal Bill because I think he’s a genius. I just knew I had layers of fear to offer.

It was very personal back then.

Robust: I could really use this.

Liza Lapira: The same. I didn’t want to impersonate. I have great respect. I think it was very character-based and, you know, I immediately discovered a mannerism that to me looked like a disaffected teenager, and that really influenced the way I did it.

When you’re at the booth, do you ever physically do anything with your bodies that would fit the character?

Robust: I don’t know about you, but it’s as if you were doing the same thing in front of the microphone as you did in front of the camera. Yes. Because I want to bring that same energy to it. Yes. So I went crazy on the mic.

Lapira: Yes. I mean, for me, truth is truth. People ask me about this all the time, about film stage TV, and I would add a voiceover. Yes. The truth is the truth. Absolutely. So I’ll do it no matter what.

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One of the things I love most about the Inside Out movies is that each person has their own emotions, but they usually have one that kind of takes the lead. So I wanted to ask, what emotions usually dominate your head?

Robust: Oh, it depends on the day.

Lapira: It depends on the day, it depends on the moment. It depends on the moment. I have an idealistic answer, which is joy. And that’s what I will say publicly.

You’ll put it on the record.

Lapira: Recording. Yes. We’ll talk later, but I’ll tell Joy.

Robust: But I will say that if I wake up at three in the morning, anxiety will set in. Yes. Yes. Have I told this person? What will happen tomorrow? What? Duuuuu.

Since I’m talking to Fear and Loathing, what’s one thing you’re afraid of and one thing that disgusts you?

Robust: I would say that heights are a huge fear for me. Huge fear. Yes. Disgust? Whenever someone mistreats a child. This just disgusts me.

Lapira: I was going to say rotten food, but I’ll go with what he said. Anytime. Whenever someone abuses an animal, it disgusts me. And I’m afraid that something will happen to my loved ones.

Robust: I’ll say it too.

What do you think made being a part of Inside Out 2 so special?

Robust: Inside Out 1 wasn’t just one of my favorites (animated films), it was actually one of my favorite films. Normal. So I felt honored to be a part of it. And just like that, I still am. When I heard my voice in the trailer for this movie, I had the same reaction (reaction) when I was filming Toy Story. I thought, “Oh, they didn’t fire me.” You know, I keep saying, “I just hope I get to be a part of it.”

They didn’t replace you in office.

Robust: They didn’t replace me, did they!

Lapira: I had a similar experience. This is my first collaboration with Pixar and Disney. To get into this family and then be a part of this particular movie, this movie was a game changer for me and everyone. Yes. He did it first. And I think this one will do the same. So it’s just an honor.