Josh Gad loves Sir Kenneth Branagh

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 November 2017
Josh Gad

Josh Gad

Josh Gad admitted he loved working with Sir Kenneth Branagh on 'Murder on the Orient Express' and said he "thinks the world of him"

Josh Gad would follow Sir Kenneth Branagh "to the ends of the Earth".

The 36-year-old actor is currently starring as Hector MacQueen in the new movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's whodunit novel 'Murder on the Orient Express' alongside Branagh - who helmed and stars as the iconic Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

Gad admitted he "thinks the world" of the 56-year-old actor and filmmaker and spent a lot of his youth watching his work.

Speaking to The I Paper, Gad said: "I would follow that man to the ends of the Earth; I just think the world of him. A large part of my education was spent watching the work of Kenneth Branagh. He is an exceptionally talented human being."

'Murder on the Orient Express' follows the Belgian detective who finds himself wrapped in a murder mystery after a passenger is murdered during the lavish trip through Europe.

The film sees Branagh take on the helm of the iconic detective and features a stellar cast which includes Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Olivia Colman, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe.

Gad voiced magical snowman Olaf in Disney's hit animation 'Frozen' is currently back in the studio recording for the highly-anticipated sequel of the hit 2013 movie, set for release in 2019.

Although known for his other roles - including in the 2017 live-action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast' - Gad said he would be happy to be remembered as the snowman.

He said: "If I had to be remembered for one character, then Olaf would be fine with me. Olaf's got the biggest heart in the world even if technically he doesn't have one. He lives to love. Olaf was created by Elsa (Idina Menzel), so he's so full of joy. With that kind of naivety, your sandbox is endless. You can do things that you couldn't otherwise get away with if you were playing the straight character."

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