*Sonic’s his name and speed is his game. That’s the reason celebs hit the red carpet this past Wednesday for Los Angeles’ premiere of the long-awaited film, “Sonic the Hedgehog.” Sonic has been in our hearts since Sega gave him his own game back in 1991, and now he’s coming to life on the big screen.
The film has a stellar cast including, Ben Schwartz, who plays Sonic’s voice, Natasha Rothwell, Tika Sumpter and comedic legend #JimCarrey.
Carrey stopped to chat with EURweb.com host Rocky Harris about what it feels to play one of the most iconic characters in the gaming world, Mr. Robotnik.
“It’s a fun, fun character ya know. Amazing Intelligence, deviousness meeting in the center and exploding into comedy,” said Carrey of his character.
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Schwartz said that playing Sonic was a dream come true.
“It was a dream come true for you because I played that game in 1991 when it first came out and it like broke the mold of sidescrollers could be, how fast Sonic could go. Then I played Sonic 2, so the idea of being able to bring that character to a new generation felt very exciting.
“Insecure” star Rothwell said she was happy that she was so welcomed by the cast and crew of the film.
“I was so welcomed with warm and open arms from everyone in the cast and the director and this was my first film where we were engaging with a metal ball representing who Sonic was supposed to be and so…it was great to learn from them and being on set.”
The film comes out today (Feb. 14) on Valentine’s Day. See the full interview below.
Rocky Harris (@RaquelHarrisTV) is a freelance journalist based in Southern California.