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Sunday 23 November 2014

Moore nearly missed out on Tangled

Mandy Moore almost didn't turn up for her audition
Mandy Moore almost didn't turn up for her audition

Mandy Moore may have received acclaim for her vocal talents in Tangled - but she admitted it could have been very different as she almost skipped the audition.

The US actress, who lends her voice to Rapunzel, thought there was no possibility of her winning the coveted role.

"I nearly didn't go into the audition. I knew it was a Disney film and I thought that everyone and their mother would be auditioning for the role, and I thought to myself, 'Why am I going to set myself up for this disappointment?'" she said.

"But then I realised that I might as well throw my name into the hat. There aren't many auditions in the world where you get to sing a song and read a scene, so I went for it."

Mandy - who has lent her voice to films like Dr Dolittle 2, Brother Bear 2 and Racing Stripes - found the voice work quite challenging.

"That was a lot of fun, but it was also a lot of hard work because I didn't have any of the animation to look at. All I had to work off were a few sketches," she recalled.

"It can get pretty lonely in the recording booth, but it was also fun because it allows you to go into the depths of your imagination. It felt like I was a little girl playing pretend all on my own."

:: Tangled, which premieres on Disney Cinemagic on October 23 at 5pm, is out on DVD now.

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