Kids persuaded Cate Blanchett to sign How To Train Your Dragon 2

  • IANS, Los Angeles
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  • Updated: Jun 06, 2014 19:09 IST

Cast member Cate Blanchett poses at the premiere of "Blue Jasmine" at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. (Reuters)

Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett is extremely excited about being part of upcoming animated feature film How To Train Your Dragon 2 ever since she saw the first part with her kids, who persuaded her to sign the sequel.

"I saw How to Train Your Dragon film with my children, and I found it utterly exhilarating. So when director Dean DeBlois asked me to be part of the animation sequel a few years ago, I immediately agreed for the sake of my kids," Cate said in a statement.

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"I also agreed because the whole process of trying to bring something to life in advance of the animation, purely with your voice. I found it a really interesting challenge," she added.

Blanchett has voiced for a character named Valka in the film, which release June 13 worldwide.

Directed by Dean DeBlois, the film also features the voices of Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington and Kristen Wiig.


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