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About Wreck-It Ralph
Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the “good guy” star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades spent doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he’s tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.
Portion of the Interview with Sarah Silverman
Sharing parts of the interview that I enjoyed learning more about
You have a lot of energy when you are working on stage. Does that energy hamper you in the sound booth on an animated project like this?
I didn’t feel hampered because I moved around in the sound booth. I still do everything I would do as if it was a live-action project, except I am wearing sweats and there’s a bun on top of my head. They are recording my voice, but I am working with my whole body when I’m in there.
What was it like to work with fellow actor John C. Reilly in the sound booth?
It was awesome. We got to record together, which was unique in animation like this because most of the time they record your voice on your own. To be able to look into each other’s eyes and improvise together was great. We were able to go in completely bizarre directions at times and that really helped our characters. It gave the dynamic between us a subtle nuance you wouldn’t get if we were working alone in the booth.
What inspired you the most in the sound booth?
Watching John C. Reilly record his voice was so much fun and it was very inspiring. You forget that you have to record the running and the sounds that your character makes when they gasp or sob. There are so many little, subtle noises that come out of our nose and mouth – and all of that has to be recorded. Those were the things that were most awkward for me, but watching John do them was hilarious and inspiring.
How did you get involved with the project?
When Disney approached me, I thought, ‘Really? You want Sarah Silverman?’ I was delighted because I’m a huge Disney fan, but I don’t think I would’ve ever predicted them reaching out to me. I’m so glad they did, though. The story of this movie is great and the characters are wonderful. I feel really connected to my character, Vanellope von Schweetz.
What were you like in school?
Predictably, I was the class clown. I think I was a very good student, mostly because I wanted my teachers to like me. I had to be liked. When it comes to cliques, I was on the periphery. I got along with all of the different cliques because I didn’t get too involved with any of them. I got by, but I’m glad it’s over.
Where did you find the fun and feisty voice of Vanellope von Schweetz?
There was very little searching for that voice; it happened in a minute. I just looked at the character and she’s so scrappy, so I sped up my voice and gave her a permanent cold. That was it.
What is your favorite candy?
I love Sweet Tarts, I love Nerds Rope, I love Smarties, but on the chocolate side I love a Kit Kat, a Twix, a regular Hershey bar and Cadbury Eggs. Mmmm! I also love a Dove Bar. I would eat a Dove Bar every day if I could.
Wreck-It Ralph is now available on HD Digital and on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack!