Big Hero 6 Exclusive: Ryan Potter on Making “Family Where You Find It”

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The Big Hero 6 trailer teases a world where a young robotics prodigy, Hiro, assembles a group of friends and uses their savvy science ways to turn themselves into superheroes and try to save their city of San Fransokyo from a madman who seeks to destroy it.

We went to Disney Animation Studios in Burbank to talk to the man who plays the main character who is in almost every scene of the movie. Ryan Potter stars as Hiro and said he found an instant connection with the character, and boy, does it come through on every frame.

“I’m very much like Hiro in the sense that we wear our hearts on our sleeves,” Potter said. “Hiro goes through many emotional arcs and there were many scenes that were my own personal experience and I was just lending them to Hiro.”

There are many resonant themes throughout Big Hero 6, but Potter said he zeroed in on one that is especially universal. “I liked the message that family isn’t necessarily the ones you're born with. You can also find family. You can build family where you find it.”

Potter also dishes what he thinks it is about why people are just going gaga for his robotic friend in the movie, Baymax

You will go nuts for him, so stay tuned for our exclusive interview with the big guy, airing tomorrow here on Movie Fanatic. Don’t miss our exclusive chat with Genesis Rodriguez and Jamie Chung about playing a couple of long overdue female superheroes in Big Hero 6.

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