Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Strength of Vulnerability in Wreck-it-Ralph

Jane Lynch has brought the character of Sergeant Calhoun to life in the movie Wreck-it-Ralph. She is super hot in this movie, and when she watched the movie for the first time she said, “I look so good in this movie.”

Sergeant Calhoun runs the platoon of soldiers in the video game Hero’s Duty, and although she has a touch attitude there is also a lot of vulnerability in the character that many viewers will be able to relate too. As the story deepens it shows that she does have a soft side to her tough exterior. "She was walking around with wound and shame from her past until Felix comes along, and she just cannot handle it” says Lynch.

There was a lot of vulnerability in the character of Sergeant Calhoun, "personally I see vulnerability as a great strength. Everybody can relate to being deeply wounded and not wanting to let anyone in, and pushing everyone who comes your way for what you feel you've done wrong. I get it." says Lynch.

Growing up Jane Lynch was not much of a gamer other than going into the arcade to her brother, but she did have a lot of fun play asteroids in the 80’s. Lynch made her living for 3-4 years doing voice over at LA Studios. “Animation was hard to break into if you were not a celebrity, it was kinda the brass ring for actors who do voice over” says Lynch.

Lynch was cast specifically for the role in Wreck-it-Ralph because her personality fit well into the character. When she first went in to work on the show, “I kinda did my ‘thang’ because back in the day I would do what I thought they would want, but with this role they cast me because of how I do what I do. It was kinda nice being cast for who I am. The roles I play have always gotten me to the next lesson as a person, always without fail” says Lynch.

We asked about her time working with John C. Reilly (voice of Wreck-it-Ralph) she said, "John is just a creative machine. He will do what is written once, and then he will find more deep inside of himself. It was fun working with him because he really helped loosen me up a bit."

When we asked Lynch if she would like a Wreck-it-Ralph 2 she said, “There are many stories to be told in the arcade world.”

Wreck-it-Ralph is coming to theaters on November 2nd.

Disclosure: We were offered an interview with Jane Lynch at a Wreck-it-Ralph press event. All of our thoughts and opinions are of our own. We were not compensated for this post. Photos are courtesy of Disney Animation.

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