Amanda voices the strong willed character in Epic [M.K.] that has recently returned home to live with her father, after the loss of her mother. Though she feels no connection to her father at first, she eventually comes to believe in him and trust him again.
M.K. 's father, Professor Bomba, has been researching the forest [and the miniature world that he believes exists there] for as long as M.K. can remember. It's what tore their family apart - so M.K. is naturally having a very hard time readjusting to her fathers ways.
Everything unexpectedly changes for M.K. though- when a walk through the forest to find her beloved dog "Ozzy" turns into an incredible journey of a tiny secret universe [that her father believed was there all along].
Amanda Seyfried describes her character in Epic [M.K.] as "strong-willed and disconnected from her father to the point where she thinks there's no way she's going to be able to even live with him"
"She ultimately comes to believe in him" says Seyfried. "He was right about so many things."
"Listen, I was against it because I didn't feel like people earned the right to know what I was thinking all the time or I didn't think anybody cared. And the fact is we all actually do have voices, especially with kids, I mean, and with a movie like this."
"So I think that it's important that we do what we can every once in a while. The Twitter thing, I didn't want to do that for a really long time because I thought it was stupid. But, I did do it because somebody made me."
"And I kind of like it now because when I have an opinion about something that I share with a lot of people, I feel like I can make like a tiny, tiny little difference to my small amount of followers, and that feels good." said Seyfried.
If you have a child that may be interested in pursuing an acting career Amanda shared some sage advice for parents -
"Be present. It's important to be around them because I feel like I would have felt lonely doing it and wanting it and my mom and dad weren't constantly there." said Ms. Seyfried.
You can catch Amanda Seyfried as the voice of M.K. in Epic - in theaters nationwide -Friday, May 24, 2013
EPIC, the 3D CG adventure comedy from the creators of ICE AGE and RIO, tells the story of an ongoing battle between the forces of good, who keep the natural world alive, and the forces of evil, who wish to destroy it. When a teenage girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she teams up with an elite band of warriors and a crew of comical, larger-than-life figures, to save their world…and ours.
EPIC features an incredible cast including: BEYONCÉ KNOWLES, COLIN FARRELL AMANDA SEYFRIED, AZIZ ANSARI, PITBULL, STEVEN TYLER, JOSH HUTCHERSON, CHRIS O’DOWD, CHRISTOPH WALTZ and JASON SUDEIKIS.
Epics hits theaters Friday, May 24, 2013!
For more on Epic - including fun Epic games and MORE - visit www.epicthemovie.com