Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant believes that the innocence of the Pirate Captain in his new movie is one of the key elements to his character.

The Notting Hill star has lent his voice to the latest Aardman animation project The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.

He voices the Pirate Captain in the film and he admits that, at time, the recording process was tough.

Speaking to Flicks and Bits the actor said: "It is a strange process. They do film you as well, just in case you do something funny with your gestures - I don't think I ever did.

"Unlike a lot of animation, Aardman don't model the character around you, they don't create a Hugh Grant-ish type of Pirate. This character was already 100% created and I had to model myself to him, so that was a bit of a struggle."

"I always found it useful if I had a model of Pirate Captain there, particularly with his eyes, because whatever else an Aardman character is, they've always got a sort of innocence, a wide-eyed innocence. I found that a key."

And all star voice cast join Grant in the movie with the likes of Salma Hayek, Brendan Gleeson, Ashley Jenson and David Tennant are all on board.

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists is released 28th March.

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