Will Forte Video Interview On ‘Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2,’ ‘Nebraska’
Will Forte found the right voice for Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 character, Chester V, with a little help from his director. “It’s kind of important to get together with the directors and all be on the same page about what voice they want you to do,” Forte told uInterview exclusively. “The hardest part of it was trying to settle on a voice and eventually we came up with one we all liked.”
Chester V is the inventor idol of the movie’s main character, Flint Lockwood. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 picks up right after the first movie left off, which ended with the destruction of Lockwood’s food-creating machine. In the sequel, things are still not as they should be. “They find out the machine is still working and it’s creating these food animals, or ‘foodimals,’ like tacodiles and hippotatomuses and shrimpanzees,” he said.
Forte also stars as the son of a dying man in Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this spring to rave reviews. “I never thought that I would be there as anything more than a spectator, so it was so fun to be there with this movie that you’re really proud of,” he said.
Chester is Flint Lockwood's idol. He's another inventor. Flint Lockwood is the character that Bill Hader plays. So in the first movie, Flint Lockwood has created this machine that turns water into food and, ultimately, they have to destroy the machine because it goes haywire a little bit. But in the second movie, which kind of takes off right where the first one left off, they find out the machine is still working and it's creating these food animals, or 'foodimals,' like tacodiles and hippotatomuses and shrimpanzees. So they're all delicious foods and they're dangerous, they're dangerous as well. So they have to go destroy the machine again so Chester V is working with Flint Lockwood, which is exciting for Flint since it's his idol, another inventor.
There's something called a cheesespider, which is a cheeseburger with spider legs and I am... I just don't like spiders. I don't think I'm alone in that. Especially large spiders that have taken, that have come out of one of my favorite foods, really bums me out. I don't like to think about spider legs coming out of my cheeseburger and coming towards me with ill-intent. So yeah, that's the scariest one for me.
I think everyone hates liver and onions growing up. Although I love onions, so I don't want to lump them in, but for some reason Mom would always make liver and onions. Artichokes, for some reason, I do not like. I didn't know how to eat them, I thought that you ate the whole thing, so that's kind of stuck with me. Brussels sprouts, I did a change over. As a kid, I hated brussels sprouts. I love them now. I had them last night. I still feel them in me. That sounds gross, sorry [laughs].
It's really finding the right voice. The animation process takes so long that you can change some stuff around, but it's kind of important to get together with the directors and all be on the same page about what voice they want you to do. The hardest part of it was trying to settle on a voice and eventually we came up with one we all liked, so from there, it's fun and easy. Actually, that part was fun too.
It was so exciting to be there. I never thought that I would be there as anything more than a spectator, so it was so fun to be there with this movie that you're really proud of. It was just such an exciting experience and I still can't believe I got to be in that movie, to be honest.