*Disclosure: I received an all expenses paid trip to Los Angeles for the coverage of these events. All opinions are 100% my own.
Chatting with Sarah Vowell (voice of “Violet Parr”) & Huck Milner (voice of “Dash Parr”)
They are the perfect actors for their voices and had a sibling rivalry going during the entire interview. If you didn’t know better, you would say they were siblings in real life, but actually recorded their pieces separately and only met each other at D23. Here are some of my favorite questions with limited spoilers (because we all know I don’t like to ruin the movie for anyone!)
What Super Power Would You Like to Have?
Huck would super speed like Dash because he’s really slow in real life.
Sarah would love super strength or to be able to move a car with her hands a lot like Violet did in Incredibles 2.
Huck and Sarah both agreed that voicing their characters was really fun and amazing. Brad Bird does all of the other voices while they are recording individually. And because of all of his practice, he is an exceptional voice actor and is the voice behind Edna Mode.
Sarah, agrees that it’s fun to do things that come naturally and for her it is Violet’s sarcasm because she herself is kind of a wise guy.
Sarah told us that, “As you get older, the number of people who really believe in you and know what to do with you, is a pretty small number.” But that because of her relationship with Brad over the years, she knew he was always cheering her on and encouraging her to do her best.
You Are Dash Until You Die
Since Sarah did Violet’s Voice in the original Incredibles she has been Violet for several years (14 if you will!) But she is a junior high student that turned superhero, and she is perfectly happy to be paid to be her voice. But when you become a voice of one of these these characters you become that character. She did laugh when she said, “Huck–You are dash until you die.” But there is a lot of truth to that statement, because as she explained, even after they die, their character will always stay alive because of our modern day technologies. Violet and Dash will stay alive because of other peoples’ fandom.
I personally always love to find out what their favorite scene was and Sarah’s was on the Island. Where Violet was afraid that she couldn’t do the task at hand. But she goes out of the cave, and stands up and almost does the superhero pose and puts her mask on. So she was going to do it because she’s in a superhero family.
Huck’s favorite scene was when Dash was pushing all of the buttons. crushing a couch inside of a water feeder and although it wasn’t a superhero part it was perfect for his character. As a mom I could totally see any kid doing that and enjoying it just as much as Dash did.
Being a teenager is hard
Most of us remember or teenager years and most of them we would rather forget. But becoming invisible like Violet, would be nice to have because using her force fields to keep people out would be perfect for that time in our lives. Violet develops her powers and becomes her own person which is showing a lot of growth. It’s like her rite of passage between childhood and adulthood and represents a certain sub archetype of teenagers, a kind of wise guy, sarcastic type of teen.
As adults we should channel our inner teenager
The older you get the more you say whatever is on your mind, and it’s not a quality that endears you to people necessarily. But is one that is needed in lots of cases. Violet, even has a line in the movie, “are we gonna talk about the elephant in the room?” Like, no one ever wants to talk about the elephant in the room, but she does and you know it. Talking about the elephant in the room is how we learn and grow as individuals as well as family members.
Incredibles 2 teaches Life Lessons
Incredibles 2 has lots of life lessons in it for kids, teens, adults and so many more. But one of the most important things I think that we could all take away from Incredibles 2 is that everyone gets to become the person they’re supposed to be. They all will be equal, they will all work together and we should use our individual powers for the greater good. Each person working together with each other and doing what you are the best at, will make us a better society in the end.
Huck put on an Incredibles suit and ran around the entire Pixar Studios.
About Incredibles 2
In INCREDIBLES 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
Directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer),
Incredibles 2 is now in theaters everywhere! So be sure to head out with the family to watch it.
Be sure to check out the 2018 Disney Line Up before you go!