In an effort to branch out of her Hannah Montana
identity, Miley Cyrus
took on another Disney project: the animated feature Bolt
. Other than singing on the movie, she lent her voice to the character Penny, a girl starring in an action-adventure show with her dog. Having to live on set all the time, Bolt is under the impression that he really does have superpowers, which makes it hilariously difficult for him to survive in the real world.
Cyrus recently discussed her participation on the hit film, talking about her own pups, as well as the task of relying purely on her voice.
“Ever since I was little, people would always make jokes about my low voice,” the actress-musician revealed. “But they also complimented me on it – ‘it's so different, it's so low.' But still, in school, people would make fun of it. But now, I think it's so cool that you don't have to have the picture-perfect, girly voice to do an animated film. I think it's great for kids with different voices to know that they could do something like this.”
Asked about the recording sessions, Miley Cyrus said she had lots of fun despite the rate they were going. “I recorded it in about five sessions, so it was pretty quick. That was great. I loved going in there in my sweats-that was my favorite part. ‘ All right, I'm a mess, let's roll it, let's get it done!' Then I'd go home and take a shower!”
Being an actress, it was a new experience for her to use only her voice to portray a character. “The only thing that was hard is that I'm really strict with myself-I want everything to be perfect, if I'm going to do it,” she admitted. “I had to realize that this wasn't me on-camera, I wasn't animating and that I didn't get to use my hands or anything. It was hard not to be able to use my body to get across what I was trying to do. I thought that was a little frustrating.”
After all that hard work, Bolt
ended up a huge success. Still, Miley wishes that it won't be a movie you just watch and forget. “I hope that they realize, one, that you love your pets and know what great friends they can be. And two, that no matter what you do for a living, realize that that can go away in a second …it's people, like Penny or your best friend, that matter.”
-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Disney, Magicalmountain.net
(Image Courtesy of VH1)