Minions creator explains why there are no lady minions
Minons creator Pierre Coffin has revealed the truth about the single gender existence of the lovable yellow creatures.
The French filmmaker told The Wrap that he simply couldn't imagine the characters being female due to their nature.
“Seeing how dumb and stupid they often are, I just couldn’t imagine Minions being girls,” he admitted.
He added that as the creatures were all male, they could not reproduce - although he refused to reveal how more are created.
Coffin, who voices some of the yellow characters himself, did explain how the three integral Minions got their names.
“Kevin comes from an ancient Greek word (‘Kevinos’) which means leader,” he said. “Stuart comes from the Latin word ‘Stuartalumni’ which means (loosely translated) ‘the one who slacks.’ As for Bob, it means short. For Robert.”