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Aint It Cool News recently posted a great interview with Freddie Highmore and Kristen Bell, stars of the upcoming highly-anticipated Astro Boy movie, the adaptation of the classic anime/manga from Osamu Tezuka. Check out the interview for some great insight from the movie’s two stars, including some discussion of Bell’s character Cora, who is new to the Astro Boy franchise.

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Kristen Bell's character Cora

Kristen said something I found especially interesting…when asked about whether or not Cora was based off of any previous characters she had seen in her life, she replied:

She’s kind of like a combination between Wendy and Peter Pan with these kids, and keeping up with the sense of adventure that Peter has, but the reality that Wendy has. She is kind of Peter on the outside and Wendy on the inside.

I thought that was interesting…Cora is a new member to the Astro Boy universe, so it makes sense for Kristen to try to relate her to something more familiar…Bell also says that she had no prior knowledge of Astro Boy until she took on this role and began researching with the film’s director.

I don’t want to summarize the interview completely, so check it out for yourself if you want to. It’s a pretty good read, and got me more intersted in seeing the film when it is released to US theaters on October 23rd.

Oh and one last thing…is it just me, or does Freddie Highmore look like a spitting image of Noel Gallagher from the band Oasis (or what I assume Noel looked like as a teenager)? I swear he could be the long-lost Gallagher brother…eerie.

I think it's the hair or something
I think it's the hair or something

What do you think of the interview? Are you looking forward to Astro Boy? Does Freddie Highmore look like Noel? Leave a comment. 🙂

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