The Hobbit actor Martin Freeman has revealed how doing voice over work for his latest movie The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists is nothing like what he is used to. Martin claims that he spent more time in a room on his own than he would have liked.
Freeman explained, “It’s nothing like making a film or being in a play, it’s actually, on the face of it, it’s everything I don’t want acting to be. I don’t want to be alone, the thing I love about acting is the other people you’re doing it with. The process of it is definitely not what I got into acting for to be fair.
He added, “I got into it for good stories, which is great, but also hopefully the process is a bit more community based. For the most part you’re alone recording this. There were times when I was with other actors, but not many times. It’s a very prolonged process as well.”
Martin continued, “As an actor you don’t ever really get to do this, you don’t normally get to do 25 different readings of Captain! without punching the director. But with this you were really happy to be there, you’re in the zone.”
The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists also stars Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven and is set to be released in the UK on March 28 and in the US on April 27.