Often hailed as one of the finest actors of his generation, Ewan McGregor consistently captivates audiences with a diverse line-up of roles across a multitude of genres, styles and scopes. The actor will be soon seen in the title role in Marc Forster’s fantasy comedy-drama Christopher Robin. It’s an old classic which explores the story of how an older Robin along with Winnie the Pooh, his dear bear friend.
According to Ewan the stuffed animals seen in the movie looked beautiful and very real with a sort of aged look to them, they all looked like they had been in a toy box for 30 years. When asked about how it was working opposite a stuffed bear, Ewan said, “In this film we had to do takes with the hero teddy bears (they call them stuffies)…now I don’t know if that was an Americanism or a filmism, but they were basically teddy bears.
So when I did the first takes, I did those with Pooh, and what Marc Forster did brilliantly was cast players for Pooh, Tigger, Kanga and Eeyore, actors who stood in for each of them. The film wouldn’t be nearly as affective, and the acting wouldn’t feel as real and as good if it wasn’t for those actors playing the characters. I think people will be surprised and I think it’s probably what Walt Disney wanted from the beginning. A film that is for children, but not just for children.”
The heartwarming live-action adventure, also stars Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael and Mark Gatiss. The film also features the voices of Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi and Sophie Okonedo. Disney’s Christopher Robin is set to release on August 10 in India.