LOS ANGELES: TV show host Ellen DeGeneres, who voices Dory in Disney Pixar’s forthcoming animation feature Finding Dory, recently shared that everyone can relate to the character’s journey.
“Dory is trying to find her family and she wants to belong. It is something she is emotional about, and it is something everyone relates to. Family is something that takes care of you and nurtures you and when you have lost that, and you want to get that back, it’s pretty easy to get emotional about it,” she said in a statement.
However, voicing the character wasn’t entirely a serious affair for her. “It was fun, too, because when you are acting in a regular film, you have facial expressions or different mannerisms or the way you stand or tilt your head or anything that expresses emotion, but when it’s just your voice, it really all has to come through,” she said.
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“Especially when it’s a fish; it’s important to get those emotions very purely across, and especially something as subtle as not full-on crying, but that kind of sadness or grief… I love a challenge like that,” the comedian added.
Sequel to the film Finding Nemo, Finding Dory also features the voices of Albert Brooks as Marlin, Ty Burrell as Bailey, Kaitlin Olson as Destiny, Ed O’Neill as Hank, Diane Keaton as Jenny and Eugene Levy as Charlie.