Zendaya and Angèle respectively double the American and French voice of Lola Bunny in Space Jam 2. For the first time and exclusively for Melty, they shared their common points during a duo interview.
Since July 21, 2021, Space Jam 2 is showing in French cinemas, the perfect film if you want to have a good time of entertainment with family or friends. The feature film, vacillating between live, 2D and 3D shots is carried by LeBron James (who plays his own role), Cedric Joe in that of his son and Don Cheadle embodies the terrible artificial intelligence AI-G. But Space Jam 2 would never have seen the light of day without the iconic Looney Tunes team, of which Lola Bunny is a part. For this character, it’s Zendaya (Spider-Man: No Way Home) who lends her voice to the rabbit for the original version, while the singer and artist Angèle doubles the French voice. For the first time and exclusively for Melty, the two talented artists met, and shared their experience as the official voice of Lola Bunny! We leave you without further delay to discover their interview in the video below.
For Zendaya just like Angèle, it’s a chance to have been chosen for the voice lining of Lola Bunny. While the actress of Spiderman admits to having felt a “some pressure” at the idea of dubbing the character of Looney Tunes, she thinks that “cool to be in a basketball movie when your dad was in the middle.” As for Angèle, she confides “growing up with the first feature film Space Jam” and can now be proud to be part of the second part. So, how do you prepare to do the voice acting of a cartoon character? Zendaya, when she was called by Ryan Coogler for this job was surprised, but she immediately understood that she had the opportunity to have fun: “It’s very different doing voice-overs for Euphoria, which are very monotonous, really different. Here you can put energy and fun.” A feeling of freedom that allowed him to put himself totally in the skin of the character of Lola Bunny.
Angela could for her part first rely on the interpretation of Zendaya, in order to find inspiration but also in order to keep a certain consistency with it. However, she specifies, “she brought her own touch, her paw”. Finally, when we ask the two artists what advice they would give to those who would like to embark on the same type of career, they are unanimous: “You have to take advantage of it, take advantage of life and opportunities”. “If you like what you do for a living, you won’t have to work a day in your life. I feel like I’m not really working, I have the coolest job in the world.”, concludes Zendaya. Zendaya will soon be found in Spider-Man No Way Home alongside Tom Holland, while Angela joins forces with big names in song for this new project.