Kelly MacDonald Talks ‘Brave’

Audiences can currently see actress Kelly MacDonald on the big screen in the blockbuster hit Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, but in a recent interview, the Scottish actress took some time to discuss her work on the upcoming Pixar film Brave. MacDonald commented on her excitement for the upcoming film in an interview with NBC Connecticut, saying:

“I really, really can’t contain myself about ‘Brave,’” she says of playing the adventurous, rebellious archer Merida, the first central female character in a Pixar film. “It was something completely new. I’m not finished yet. I still have some things to do, but it’s just such a different thing, and I didn’t really have very much to go on. They had some animation to show me. I know what she looks like, but it’s nowhere near completion. The animators have been working for years and years on this thing. With all the actors that they’ve brought onboard, that means it’s nearing it’s vision. I’m just so impressed that I’m getting to work with people who are brilliant. Pixar is the best company, I think.”

With the debut of a stunning teaser trailer and first posterBrave looks to be a fantastic first foray into fairy tales for Pixar, and hearing MacDonald’s enthusiasm for this project makes us even more excited for the new film. MacDonald, who plays Helena Ravenclaw in the latest Harry Potter film, is also known for her work on such films as Trainspotting and No Country for Old Men, as well as TV series Boardwalk Empire. Disney/Pixar’s Brave will be released in theaters on June 22, 2012.


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