news culture Super Mario Bros. the Movie: Chris Pratt calls his performance “something you’ve never heard in the Mario universe”
Expected for 2023 in Japan and the United States, the Super Mario Bros animated film has a cast of five-star voice actors for its characters. It is Chris Pratt who gives his voice to Mario, a performance of which he says he is “very proud”.
- “I’m not going to wear a plumber’s outfit”
- A performance hailed by its director
“I’m not going to wear a plumber’s outfit”
In an exclusive interview granted to the media variety, Chris Pratt confided in his performance concerning the animated film Super Mario Bros. As of September 2021, it has been common knowledge that the actor who plays Peter Quill/Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe lends his voice to Mario. It seems that he is very confident about his performance:
I worked very closely with the directors and tried many things before arriving at something that I am very proud of. I can’t wait for viewers to see and hear this. It’s an animated film dub, not a live action film. I’m not going to wear a plumber’s outfit through the whole movie. I provide a voice for an animated character, updated and it’s something you’ve never heard in the Mario universe before.
A performance hailed by its director
Words that join those of Chris Meledandri. During Barcelona’s CineEurope event, the head of studio Illumination (Despicable Me; The Minions) was asked about Chris Pratt’s ability to play the Mario character. The actor, soon to be on screen with the series The Terminal List, had been the subject of questions: why choose an American for an Italian character? Meledandri then indicated that he was not worried at this level:
Chris (Pratt, editor’s note) was chosen because we felt he could put on a good performance as Mario. Now that we’ve gone through fifteen recording sessions and the movie is three-quarters done, I’m sitting here and declaring that I love his performance as Mario.
In addition, it is worth remembering that Chris Pratt will not be the only star behind the microphone for the Super Mario Bros film: Anya Taylor-Joy will voice Peach, Charlie Day will lend his vocal cords to Luigi, Jack Black will play Bowser, Keegan- Michael Key will voice Toad and Seth Rogen will be behind Donkey Kong.