Tuesday 6 December 2016

America Ferrera's bombshell role

Published 24/03/2010 | 14:54

America Ferrera provides the voice of Astrid in How To Train Your Dragon
America Ferrera provides the voice of Astrid in How To Train Your Dragon

America Ferrera has said she was glad movie bosses were "open minded" enough to cast her as a blonde bombshell in her new animated movie.

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The brunette explained that the character of Viking beauty Astrid in How To Train Your Dragon was created before she signed up, so she was thrilled she was chosen to voice her despite having a different look.

The Ugly Betty star said: "They had created the character Astrid before they cast me so I was just glad that they were very open minded to casting someone who didn't look like the character... It was nice to play something that wasn't really a version of me at all."

America, 25, revealed working on an animation can take some getting used to.

"It takes a while to get used to being in a studio and just having you and a microphone and no other actors to work off of, but once I did, it was freeing to just be able to play around," she said.

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