George Lopez plays an animated alien in Escape from Planet Earth, alongside celebrity voice stars stars Jane Lynch and Craig Robinson. Lopez even found some similarities with the three eyed slug-like alien Thurman he plays. “Well, listen, the guy has three eyes and I have always been very visual myself,” he told Uinterview exclusively, “and then Thurman has four arms, and you know what, I have always been a pretty hard worker.”

Lopez, born in Mission Hills, Calif., is best known for his standup comedy, in which he often depicts Hispanic Americans, Mexican culture, race relations and a strong portrayal of families and friends. In 2000, he was approached by actress Sandra Bullock to star in a new sitcom she was producing. George Lopez aired on ABC from 2002 to 2007 and broke ground as one of the first shows to have a Hispanic family at its center. In 2009, Lopez landed his own late night talk show, Lopez Tonight, which aired for two seasons on TBS.

After voicing the central character in Rio, Lopez is excited to return to voice work with Escape From Planet Earth.

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Q: Did you relate to your character Thurman and was it fun to work as an alien? - bleadgirl123

Well, listen, the guy has three eyes so I have always been very visual myself, and then Thurman has four arms and you know what, I've always been a pretty hard worker. So it's a testament to the way my grandfather raised me that he was a hard worker, and so I saw that as a young kid. You know, back then it was called negative reinforcement. Whenever he called me lazy, I wanted to prove him wrong, much like a lack of today'€™s kids - self-starting and wanting to work hard and wanting to do well and not wanting anything handed to them is very important. I have a daughter that'€™s 16, and whenever - well one time I asked her to take her plate to the sink and she left it on the stove and I said, 'You're close!' And she's like, 'Well, good luck with trying to get me to go the other three feet to get it actually in the sink!'

Q: Have you ever had a family rivalry similar to the one you portray in the movie? - Uinterview User

Yeah, I had a cousin that my grandmother, that I think my grandmother played both sides against, but siblings, I'€™m the only child, but sibling rivalry when you'€™re an only child, it's almost like you dream of it, but then when you see actual brothers and sisters that have it, it doesn'€™t look exciting from the outside, so this is a really good movie for that, because there is a son involved. There are really two movies - the alien part movie and then there are the characters that myself and Craig Robinson play and Jane Lynch play that are a little different looking, so there are two worlds that want to escape from planet Earth, and they'€™re both a lot of fun in the movie. And the movie is projected to do very well. I think the kids will really like it, and I think it'€™s one that adults can sit through and enjoy as well.

Q: What was the funniest scene in the movie for you? - Uinterview User

Well, I mean listen, for kids, I mean, anytime you see a snot bubble, it's always pretty funny, so when my character reminds the other character to breathe and then this huge bubble comes out, I think that's pretty funny.

Q: What are the differences between acting in an animated comedy and a live action movie? - Uinterview User

Yeah, it’s all about the voice. I think you can get bigger and broader in animation in the studio, where you’re projecting a little bit more than you probably would if you’re doing live action and you look like you’re overacting, but when you take the voice or you resonate deeper or louder, or sometimes three different levels in one sentence, that works really well in animation, but it wouldn't work well in live action. You know before, I don’t think animation was ever easy to do voice-wise, but the movies are much more elaborate and take longer, they take years to record and you can go in there, you know five, six or seven times in a span of a year and a half, and you have to stay connected to every session. But also that’s really what the director has to do, is to make sure the energy remains the same, that the story stays on track. You know I was in 'Rio' and 'Smurfs,' the original, they both made a lot of money, and when you see a movie like that and realize that none of the actors are ever together, but they sound like they do. 'Escape From Planet Earth' does really good at all the actors being so connected that it really looks like they were all really in the same room and are all in the same scene. That’s a testament to a good animated movie, it’s the flow.

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Q: What was the funniest scene in the movie for you? - Uinterview User

Well, I mean listen, for kids, I mean, anytime you see a snot bubble, it’s always pretty funny. So when my character reminds the other character to breathe and then this huge bubble comes out, I think that’s pretty funny.