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No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby Leirin » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:28 pm

We were told for years Reese would be playing Princess Merida (the main character of Brave), now sources are claiming Kelly Macdonald will be voicing her. I haven't even been able to find anything from Reese on the switch. Does anyone have more information?
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby definedancing » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:32 pm

It's strange coz according to IMBD, Reese is still voicing Merida, and theres nothing about Kelly MacDonald taking up the role. Either way, I think the film will be great, but your right, it's odd theres no other news or conformation about the switch.
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby Reaper052 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:49 pm

definedancing wrote:It's strange coz according to IMBD, Reese is still voicing Merida, and theres nothing about Kelly MacDonald taking up the role. Either way, I think the film will be great, but your right, it's odd theres no other news or conformation about the switch.


IMBD is not a valid source of info on movies not yet released. Remember before Toy Story 3, when they listed like five actors for twitch?
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby Leirin » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:36 pm

Yeah, I first saw it tweeted by Chris Chua, who is working on Brave, and Wikipedia now reflects the change.
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby bits&pieces » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:45 pm

entertainment weekly also mentioned this in an article this morning which included new concept art, so. i'm ~guessing it's true.

unless someone here already mentioned that then i feel lame. D:
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby tribefan695 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 9:48 pm

Yeah, EW confirmed it themselves. Witherspoon's gone and Kelly Macdonald's taking over due to "scheduling issues"
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby bryanbmp » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:10 pm

the information was oficially given today, it didn't give IMDB enough time to update the new voice cast, however sometimes they are wrong on their information
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby Leirin » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:24 pm

All very interesting.

Y'know, it'd be pretty funny if they kept Witherspoon - then Pixar's first female lead would have the same voice as Dreamwork's first female lead!
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:55 am

I'm glad that they're having a Scottish actress voice Merida.
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby woody » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:08 pm

yeah, when they first announced that Reese was going to voice Merieda I thought it was kinda strange. I've never seen Kelly MacDonald in anything, but at least she's scottish, right? :lol:
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:11 pm

This kind of makes me sad. Authenticity is great, but part of me wanted Reese in a Disney or Pixar movie. I have no interest in this Scottish whatsername other than the fact that she's in a Pixar movie.
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby ellie-jessie-eve » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:37 pm

woody wrote:yeah, when they first announced that Reese was going to voice Merieda I thought it was kinda strange. I've never seen Kelly MacDonald in anything, but at least she's scottish, right? :lol:


Exactly! Why would they have Reese voice this ancient Scottish princess when they're perfectly good Scottish actresses out there? I'm sorry, but if I'm going to a film about let's say a Mexican in Mexico, I'd rather hear a Mexican accent then an Irish one. Same concept!
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby Lover_of_Fiction » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:59 pm

A Disney princess with a Scottish accent...that's different.
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby IncredigirlVirginia » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:25 pm

But it sort of makes sense, since she's from Scotland.
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Re: No more Reese Witherspoon on Brave?

Postby Reaper052 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:50 pm

IncredigirlVirginia wrote:But it sort of makes sense, since she's from Scotland.


Its a pretty obvious decision, and it will make the character more distinctive.
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