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'Brave' Stars Discuss Scotland and Bravery — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Jun 21, 2012 | 5:14am EDT

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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:

[Photo Credit: Pixar/Disney]

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