Big Hero 6 is storming into theaters as the next great animated film from Disney and we went to Disney Animation in Burbank to exclusively talk to two of its stars in a video interview.
Genesis Rodriguez and Jamie Chung play Honey Lemon and Go Go, respectively, and not only are they astute scientists, but they become part of the superhero team of the title.
Both reveled in Disney’s inclusion of female characters that not only can save the day, but be brilliant along the way as well.
“I’ve played strong female characters before, but never a robotics engineer,” Chung said.
Rodriguez appreciated how Big Hero 6 not only had female superheroes well represented (something in short supply in the world), but also females who are as brilliant in science as their male counterparts. In fact, she is one of those in real life.
“I have a love of science as well. I used to be on a robotics team,” Rodriguez said. “This is my love and to see a character that is written that way, it was great.”
The pair also dish their joy at joining the Disney family and even chime in and tell us what are their favorite Disney movies!
As teased in the Big Hero 6 trailer, the film follows a young robotics prodigy, Hiro, as he realizes there's a threat to his beloved city, San Fransokyo, and assembles a team of fellow geniuses to stop a madman. It comes from the beloved comic by Marvel and we’ll have more exclusive content from this flick all week, including a chat with Baymax!