ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT – IN THEATERS Now!!th!
It’s so fun getting to talk to actors and getting a little bit of insight into what they do and why they do it. With Ice Age Continental drift opened in theaters on July 13 we were given the opportunity to interview John Leguizamo in a phone interview. Unfortunately I had a family emergency and wasn’t able to attend due to an issue my youngest is having with his hip but that’s a story for another day. I really wanted to share John Leguizamo’s interview with my fellow bloggers because there is so much that people like you and me want to know. I read through the interview and selected some really exciting parts to share with you. Hope you enjoy them.
One thing that I didn’t know about John Leguizamo is that he has been taking on a lot of family friendly, child friendly roles since he became a parent. He’s appeared on be in a few things that really surprised me. He appeared in Annoying Orange bit because his son loves that show. He did a lot of Dora the Explorer projects because his kids were really into the show. He also appeared on Sesame Street when his kids were really young and in Electric Company.
Do you recall any of those episodes? I’m not sure if I do but I can tell you I’ve watched plenty of Dora the Explorer and Sesame Street, too. SO I’m sure I’ve seen the episodes he was in.
John Leguiazamo shares his thoughts on SID and how his character grows. He actually came up with the voice of Sid by doing research. Then one day he was having a sandwich and starting talking out loud and realized that was it… he discovered the voice of Sid. He gives insight into Sid’s Character by sharing the changes that his character goes through in Ice Age 1, 2, 3, and 4. He says in each episode journey Sid goes through several changes including losing and finding family. He gains confidence within himself because the guys learn to trust him. His character Sid Follows a lot of impulses in many ways he’s like a child. He says keeping the Sid alive in all of us is what Life is all about.
John’s daughter is turning 13 yrs old soon. I loved the way he shared that a lot of the content out there for children is very sexual in nature and he tries to keep his children innocent. He tells his daughter and I’m going to quote him because I don’t want to forget his words (I want to use them on my daughter who’s turning 12 and trying to grow up too fast) “Embrace your childhood. It only happens once. Don’t worry, old age is going to come to you! You don’t have to grow up so fast.” Don’t you just love that?
I know I’m really strict with my kids and honestly it’s because in today’s day and age there’s so much sexual content influence in both television, in school and on the streets. It’s nearly impossible to keep kids sheltered I know that but the more that is introduced to her in my presence so I can explain it and answer questions the better off I’ll feel.
Mr. Leguizamo held a screening at his child school because of the message that Ice Age 4: Centennial Drift delivers to the public. It’s not only a film about going green but its a film about family. It’s about how we are all one big family no matter race, creed, religion or color. All the Ice Age films really have a positive message.
John Leguizamo currently resides in New York city with his wife and two children.
In ICE AGE 4: CONTINENTAL DRIFT, Scrat’s nutty pursuit of the cursed acorn, which he’s been after since the dawn of time, has world-changing consequences – a continental cataclysm that triggers the greatest adventure of all for Manny, Diego and Sid. In the wake of these upheavals, Sid reunites with his cantankerous Granny, and the herd encounters a ragtag menagerie of seafaring pirates determined to stop them from returning home.
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