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Faris: I forgot my meatballs voice

Anna Faris has revealed she forgot how to do the voice for Sam Sparks when she returned to make Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2.

The 36-year-old actress returns as the voice of perky weather intern Sam Sparks in the sequel to the hit animated movie about inventor Flint Lockwood, who made a machine that turns water into food, causing cheeseburger rain and spaghetti tornadoes.

Anna revealed: "When I came back to start the first day of recording they told me I didn't sound like Sam!"

"I was like, 'How is that possible?' But it's true. She's childlike and very enthusiastic, so I do have a very different approach with her and I have to be reminded of that."

In the sequel, Flint finds out that his invention has survived, and is now creating food animals or 'foodimals' and he and Sam, who reports on the weird weather, must battle to stop hungry tacodiles, shrimpanzees and cheesespiders from taking over the world.

"Every time I went in to record they'd tell me about the new foodimal they'd created: a shrimpanzee, a tacodile..." revealed Anna. "I pitched corn-i-corn to the producers. It's a unicorn made out of corn but it didn't make the cut."

The producers may have passed on the pun but there was one thing they were keen for Faris to bring to the role: her old voice, something which the actress was surprised to learn had changed.

"When I came back to start the first day of recording they told me I didn't sound like Sam!" she laughs.

"I was like, 'How is that possible?' But it's true. She's childlike and very enthusiastic, so I do have a very different approach with her and I have to be reminded of that."

Since having her son Jack last year, Anna, who is married to US TV actor Chris Pratt, has noticed her career choices have changed.

"I always thought it was a cliche when actors would talk about taking roles in family films, but now I'm one of those people," she laughed. "But, yes, it means something different to be making a family movie when you have a family."

:: Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 is released in cinemas on Friday, October 25

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