BOSS BABY Star Ariana Greenblatt On Her Young Gamora Likeness And Her Funko Pop From AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
With The Boss Baby: Family Business now on digital, we spoke with voice actress Ariana Greenblatt about her character in the animated feature and also learned about her appearance changes for Young Gamora.
Ariana Greenblatt is a rising child star who is most notable for her performance as Young Gamora in Avengers: Infinity War. While the actress was under ten years of age when filming alongside Josh Brolin's Thanos, she has now turned 14, and is continuing to rack up the credits with big franchises.
The young actress has been cast as the live-action version of Tiny Tina in next year's Borderlands movie. Anyone familiar with the video games will know that Tina is a complicated character to cast. Still, she stepped up as a pre-teen and filmed the new movie using her experience with dance choreography from Dancing With the Stars Jr. to do all of her own stunts.
Ariana has recently begun to pursue voice acting on the animation side of things, and the multi-talented actress has already nabbed a big name IP: Boss Baby. Playing Tabitha in The Boss Baby: Family Business, which was just released on digital, Greenblatt is set to expand her audience reach even further.
To promote the new film, we askedGreenblatt for her thoughts on Young Gamora now that she's a few years older. She told us about how they altered her likeness for the character using prosthetics, and we also spoke about how hard she, her family, and her friends geek out about her very own Funko Pop - and how she hopes to obtain one for every role she plays.
See our exclusive video interview with Greenblatt below, in which we discuss The Boss Baby: Family Business, Avengers: Infinity War, Borderlands, and plenty more. Otherwise, scroll down for the Gamora-centric portion of the transcript!
"It was insane because growing up, my brother and my dad, first of all, loved Marvel. But they also love comic books and action figures, and Funko Pops. My dad has an entire wall of Funko Pops. He loves them, and he loves collecting them and getting the rare ones - it makes him so happy. So when his daughter got his own, he was like, 'um, that's pretty amazing.' And I felt really cool at the moment.
And my friends also like Funko Pops, so I was like, 'I feel awesome!' I was definitely star-struck, and I was like, that's my costume, that's my hair, that's the green, that's the Young Gamora. I was freaking out even though it was me. I don't know, it was weird, but I'm so happy. It was and is amazing."
"It was definitely a transformation, not only with the wig and the green, but they had prosthetics to change my facial shape. So they had cheekbones, and I had no eyebrows, and my friends and family know me for my eyebrows because I've got pretty big ones. So taking those away was definitely a change, but they knew it was me. So it was weird; it was like, "that's an alien, but it's also my daughter."
I would love to have a Funko pop for every character that I do. I think that'd be so awesome. Having a little miniature thing of you. That's so cool. That'd be awesome to have a little Tabitha [from Boss Baby: Family Business.] I think it'd be cool to see the difference between my first Funko and then my second one and the difference in their look. I think it's a pretty big range for that."
What do you guys think about Ariana's comments? Can you see a difference between the actress and her portrayal of Young Gamora, or do you think her appearance shines through the prosthetics and make-up?
You can check out the trailer and synopsis for The Boss Baby: Family Business below, and as always, be sure to share your thoughts in the usual spot!
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The Boss Baby: Family Business is now on Digital and releases on Blu-ray & DVD on September 14th.