Forget your traditional Disney princess! Instead of finding her Prince Charming or the perfect fitting shoe, Merida (Kelly Macdonald) fights against tradition and makes her own path in the new Disney-Pixar animated film, Brave.
Merida is the epitome of a modern-day princess, even though her story takes place centuries ago in medieval Scotland. With a courageous spirit and bow and arrow in hand, she stands up for herself when her parents, Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson) and King Fergus (Billy Connolly), want her to marry a lord — specifically, Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), or Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).
The adventure heats up when a frustrated Merida meets a witch who grants her ultimate wish — to change her overbearing mother’s opinion of marriage. However, her wish goes awry when her mother is transformed into a bear, and her father confuses his altered wife for the animal he has been hunting for years. The chase for her mother causes Merida to find the true meaning of bravery from within.
Hollywood.com recently sat down with Kelly Macdonald, Craig Ferguson, and Kevin McKidd to talk all things Scottish, standing up for yourself, and taking the reigns in a Pixar film.
Be sure to check out Brave in theaters this Friday, July 22, and watch our exclusive interview with the stars below:
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Clearly, the red-haired young heroine in Brave will have to be quite... oh, it's on the tip of my tongue... I want to say "impavid"... in order to share screen time with the three savagely barons depicted in the image from the Pixar film below. As large and rough as they may seem, however, viewers should probably take comfort in knowing that traditionally, large, intimidating forces of this caliber in animated movies often have a good sense of comedy surrounding them. And from the looks of their hairstyles, Brave isn't treading light on the humor.
Speculation permits that the below figures are Lords MacGuffin, Dingwall and Macintosh, voiced respectively by Kevin McKidd, Robbie Coltraine and Craig Ferguson.
Click the below picture in order to see the mighty Merida herself, voiced by Boardwalk Empire's Kelly Macdonald, channeling a blue amorphous spirity in a splendidly awesome way, over on Empire Online.
Source: Empire Online