Was worried I couldn’t be Dory anymore: Ellen DeGeneres

Los Angeles, June 16 (IANS) TV host Ellen DeGeneres says when she was approached to voice Dory in “Finding Dory”, she was apprehensive if she still suited the character’s voice thirteen years after giving it a voiceover for “Finding Nemo”.

“I was worried that my voice would start changing and I couldn’t be Dory anymore, I hope my voice doesn’t change too much if we do another sequel to this. But I’m just elated that we are here talking about it and doing it,” DeGeneres said in a promotion interview for the Disney movie.

“Obviously I’m excited and I can’t believe, I mean I was campaigning for a sequel to ‘Finding Nemo’. I didn’t think it would be ‘Finding Dory’ — so that was a surprise when I got a call 13 years later,” she said, while adding that “it feels like no time has passed”.

DeGeneres also had fun working with the cast.

“What’s exciting is that she (Dory) meets all these new friends along the way which is really fun, I mean we have a great cast. Working with Ed O’Neil was hilarious and Ty Burrell is hilarious,” she said.

She also said that the film’s director Andrew Stanton is “the greatest guy”.

“I mean he has saved me, saved me in many ways, because when he created this character for me — I wasn’t working at the time. So for him to think of me and put me in this huge movie, it was the greatest thing that could ever happen to me at the time and it was the greatest experience.

“Dory was a great character for me to play for many reasons and I love Andrew for that reason,” she said.

The sequel to the 2003 film “Finding Nemo”, “Finding Dory” also features the voices of Albert Brooks as Marlin, Ty Burrell as Bailey, Kaitlin Olson as Destiny, Ed O’Neill as Hank, Diane Keaton as Jenny and Eugene Levy as Charlie.

The film releases in India on Friday in Hindi and English in IMAX and 3D.



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