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Sunday 29 March 2015

MacDonald: 'Scary' being in Brave

Kelly Macdonald voices a female protagonist in Brave
Kelly Macdonald voices a female protagonist in Brave

Kelly Macdonald has confessed she's feeling the pressure of being Pixar's first ever leading lady.

The No Country For Old Men star leads a Scottish cast in Brave, which is due for release next summer.

But she revealed it took a while to realise the character she voices, Princess Merida, is the studio's first female protagonist.

"I kind of didn't realise until quite recently that I was the first female - like way after I'd started my voice recordings and everything," she laughed. "I'm delighted but it's kind of scary."

Fellow Scot Kevin McKidd, who voices the role of Lord MacGuffin in the animation, said he was happy to be flying the flag for all things Scottish.

He said: "I'm proud of being Scottish and to be involved in a film that's going to shout from the rooftops that Scotland is an awesome place and has brilliant stories and cool characters... it does mean a lot actually.

"To be in a Pixar film anyway, is amazing."

Boardwalk Empire star Kelly, who appeared at Disney's D23 Expo to give fans a sneak peak of the movie, chimed in: "To be in a Pixar film and to get to play in your own accent and with all these fellow Scots as well."

Robbie Coltrane, Billy Connolly and comedian Craig Ferguson also star in the movie, which tells the story of a princess who defies her parents to follow her interest in archery.

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