John C Reilly reveals voiceover secrets

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 November 2018
John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly

John C. Reilly wanted his 'Ralph Breaks The Internet' voiceover work to convey a sense of honesty for the Disney animated sequel

John C. Reilly wanted his 'Ralph Breaks The Internet' voiceover work to convey a sense of honesty.

The 53-year-old actor reprises his role as video game bad guy turned beloved hero Wreck-It Ralph – from the fictional 'Fix-It Felix' title – in the Walt Disney sequel, and he has revealed how he goes about recording his lines for animated movies.

Speaking to Collider, he explained: "My job is to provide raw material and then they're refined later... I think it is kinda obvious to everyone in the room.

"I just do as many takes as I can until I feel like I did the best or the most honest way I can do it. That's usually what I'm chasing."

The star admitted it is vital he gets in the zone when he's in the studio delivering his lines, because as an actor he only has his vocal talents to work with.

He added: "When you're doing voiceover for animation you're conveying everything through your voice so you have to plug in."

'Ralph Breaks the Internet' sees John C. Reilly return as the titular character, Sarah Silverman back as Vanellope von Schweetz and Jack McBrayer reprising his part as Fix-It Felix Jr.

Speaking about the plot of the new movie, Moore – who co-directs with Johnston – added: "This time, Ralph's wrecking wreaks havoc on the Web – as only he can do. Characters we loved in the first film are back and we are ecstatic to be working with them – and the actors who voice them – once again."

Ralph Breaks the Internet

  • 4 stars
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 52min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
  • Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson
  • UK release: 30 November 2018

Ralph (Reilly) and Vanellope (Silverman) have to go to the internet when her game, Sugar Rush, needs a new part. What could have been yet another film about how amazeballs the internet is, becomes a savvy and sweet tale of friendship, subtly weaving the in-jokes with the emotional stakes.

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