While the feature film “Finch” is available on the Apple TV + platform, focus on these stars who slip under the armor of robots using the performance capture.
Behind some androids, there are sometimes … real actors! While the feature film Finch is available on the Apple TV + platform, we offer you a little focus on these stars who are hiding, using performance capture, behind L3-37, Sonny, K-2SO and Chappie. And who give the answer, please, to Tom Hanks, Hugh Jackman, Will Smith or even … Han Solo!
Phoebe Waller-Bridge hides behind the robot from “Solo: A Star Wars Story”
In the intergalactic feature film Solo: A Star Wars Story, a spin-off of the famous SF franchise, the British Phoebe Waller-Bridge, known in particular for the Fleabag series, slips under the armor of L3-37, Lando’s droid Calrissian (Donald Glover). A droid whose particularity is to customize itself using elements from other robots.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who participated in the writing of Die Can Wait, the last James Bond, and will soon be in the credits of the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones saga, did not know what a droid was before playing L3 -37. On the set of the Graham Norton Show, she said with humor: “I went to the audition telling myself that the character was incredible, revolutionary, cool, that the dialogue was great, but there was the word droid in it. the audition text. And I was there … “Droid, droid …” “
Sharlto Copley hides behind the robot from “Chappie”
Chappie is a police android kidnapped in the near future where the population, oppressed by fully robotic police forces, begins to rebel. Reprogrammed, it becomes the first robot capable of thinking and feeling for itself. In the cogs of this machine unlike any other which gives the reply to Hugh jackman, we find the South African Sharlto Copley, who collaborates again for the occasion with Neill Blomkamp after District 9 and Elysium.
“I wore a breastplate to have the same proportions as Chappie,” Sharlto Copley says of this unique experience. “I also wore a gray jumpsuit with markers for the animators, but it was very tight and the gangsters don’t wear tight clothes! (…) I loosened my belt and pulled my shorts down over my buttocks. the way I found to go from the actor in the gray leotard to the robot gangster! And then that also helped me create the right movements. “
Alan Tudyk is hiding behind the robot from “I, Robot” …
In the film SF I, Robot by Alex Proyas, released in theaters in 2004, Alan Tudyk plays the tender and faithful android Sonny, who accompanies Detective Del Spooner (Will smith) in order to elucidate a murder. The American actor, revealed in 2002 with the series Firefly and who, since, is illustrated especially in the register of the comedy, became over the years a name which counts in the dubbing with in particular performances in Frozen , Vaiana or Raya and the last dragon.
… but also behind that of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
Alan tudyk didn’t just slip under the armor of an android for the sake ofI, Robot. He also did it, a good ten years later, for the feature film Rogue One. In the Star Wars spin-off, the American actor plays the robot K-2SO, Reprogrammed Imperial Security Droid and now Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) co-pilot. Note that Alan Tudyk will find his character in the prequel series Andor, scheduled for 2022 on the Disney + platform.
Caleb Landry Jones is hiding behind the robot from “Finch”
In Finch, available on the Apple TV + platform, there is a robot, created by an engineer (Tom hanks) so that he can watch over his dog when he himself is no longer able. This robot is Jeff, played by the American actor Caleb Landry Jones, seen in particular in the credits of X-Men: The Beginning, in the skin of the Howler, and more recently of Get Out and 3 Billboards, the panels of the revenge. A Caleb Landry Jones who won the Best Actor Award at the last Cannes Film Festival for his performance in Nitram.
“The creation of Jeff, played by Caleb, was not that difficult and we found a technical way to shoot all the scenes with him in the ‘skin’ of the robot. Then it’s in post-production that we replaced him with this character entirely …