Meet the voices behind your favorite characters Dash and Violet Parr from Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2. Find out what they thought of being a part of a crime-fighting family in my Interview with Sarah Vowell and Huck Milner.
Interview with voices of Dash and Violet Parr Tell All
I haven’t talked much about my family dynamic but I grew up with an older brother and sister. Each of them was about 9 years older than me, making me the baby of course.
There was a lot of sibling rivalry as far as competing to grab the last Oreo’s and snagging that front seat. Sarah Vowell the voice of “Violet Parr” & Huck Milner voice of “Dash Parr” reminded me of that fun yet competitive childhood I had.
Although these two aren’t really siblings, they play the superhero brother and sister duo we all have come to love. Dash and Violet Parr are two of the three children from Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl.
While on-screen they seem to have their natural chemistry we remember from the previous Incredibles film in 2004. In-person, these two have that same special chemistry and it’s awesome.
Interview with Sarah Vowell and Huck Milner
During my trip to LA from the #Incredibles2Event, we had the opportunity to interview some of the cast of this incredible film. It was kind of bizarre hearing Sarah Vowell the voice of “Violet Parr” talk in person. It was as if you were sitting in front of Violet almost sure she was throw up a force field to block Dash from running off with her bottled water.
Incredibles 2 Event
Catch all of the fun interviews with the cast and creators of Disney Pixar’s Incredibles 2 film in the links below. I’m sharing exclusive interviews, behind the scenes facts about the film and actors. Along with a fun trip to Disneyland for the Pixarfest and a special trip back to the Disney Animation Building!
- Interview with Craig T. Nelson & Holly Hunter
- Interview with Samuel L. Jackson
- Interview with Sarah Vowell & Huck Milner
- Interview with Director Domee Shi & Producer Becky Neiman Post
- Interview with Sophia Bush | Voice of Voyd
- Interview with Bob Odenkirk & Catherine Keener
- Pixar Fest at Disneyland | My Incredibles Mission
How Sarah Landed The Roll of Violet Parr
Sarah: It was because they were casting or thinking about casting the first film, and I think Brad was in his car listening to the radio and heard one of my public radio documentaries and was so taken with the gravitas and maturity of my voice that he made me into a junior high.
He heard a junior high school student who becomes a superhero in that. So people who are actors are like how do I become a voice actor. Go into journalism.
How Huck Landed The Roll of Dash
Huck: When I was four my sisters were in plays. And they introduced me to plays. And when I got into plays I just really loved them. So, I just loved the theater and then I got an agent and I got to auditions, I just really lucked out.
What Real Life Super Powers They Would Choose?
Huck: Mine would be super speed like Dash, probably because I’m really slow in real life. I cannot beat my cousins or my sisters at any game involving running. So I wanna be able to go somewhere and then just come back and be like I was here the whole time. I would just love to have Dash’s power.
Sarah: As a middle-aged lady, I would love super strength, because I don’t know if any of you have like those rubber jar opener things. Wouldn’t it be great to just open a jar of jam or like move a car with my hands, either of those two things, I would love.
Working With Brad Bird On This Film
Sarah: I just trust him so much, especially after the first film. He always uses the best take, and he is really entertaining. because he’s the voice of Edna Mode. He is an exceptional voice actor himself, he does such great impressions. He does such a good Holly Hunter impression that if he is doing Elastigirl’s part.
I always laugh first because the kids’ impressions are just so dead on. It’s always really fun to do the things that come naturally, and for me, that’s Violet’s sarcasm. She’s kind of a wise guy, and that’s what I’m like.
I trust him and because he really does believe in me and had to because I had never acted before the first film. The number of people who really believe in you and know what to do with you, it’s a pretty small number. And he has definitely been that for me.
Huck: It was actually really fun. Brad Bird made it really fun, and he just made everything really fun and it was really amazing.
Getting Into "Character" In The Studio
Huck: Well, Brad didn’t tell me to do this. I actually one time put on the Incredibles suit and ran around the entire Pixar Studios. I’ll just run around the booth. Sometimes you would wanna do that. And I couldn't laugh. So, I had to have someone tickle me.
Sarah: For me, especially working on the first movie, 'cause I had never acted before, the hardest part, especially coming from public radio where you just say words, you have to make all these sounds. So, like the first time I had to make a sound where Violet was being punched by her brother. I was like you’re gonna have to come over here and punch me.
So, I would stand at the microphone. He would stand next to me and like hit me in the arms. But I asked him to, in this one, there’s a scene where Violet does a spit take and I had to like puhh. I had literally poured water down my throat to do that and we got the take, but then I vomited all over the studio.
Sarah's Thought's on What Violet Represents to Her
Sarah: Like all the members of the family, their powers are stemmed from the psychology of wherever that person is at their stage in life. So a ten-year-old boy has way too much energy and runs around. The fact that Violet, especially when the first movie stars.
She hasn’t really developed her powers yet, but she has them and they reflect kind of her insecurities and her annoyances. Becoming invisible is sort of like that teenage girl thing where you just wanna hide. Also her force fields you know, I don’t want to let you in.
But then as she develops her powers and becomes her person and comes into her own and learns how to use the powers and not only learns how to use the powers but enjoys using the powers, then they become her strengths. Then those powers really reflect what she can do and not what she’s afraid of.
What Sarah Hopes To See More Of In Future Incredibles Films From Violet
I mean I do like fantasize about it sometimes if she gonna be a foreign exchange student? And will she live with a superhero family? And in what country? What if she’s living with a superhero family in a country where women aren’t allowed to drive? How would that work?
Or how would she deal with all of that kinda stuff? I mean she’s so a part of her family. What happens when she leaves the family? Like, that is actually the story of every kid growing up. As a superhero, I’m glad the film takes place in the same time period and to see how those powers represent a certain kinda person.
But for Violet, it would be interesting to see what happens to her when she goes out into the world, and not just becoming a superhero out in the world. You know, it’s kinda funny. Like the first time, a young adult has to go grocery shopping. Like, what would that be like, all that stuff?
Although this is the end of the interview, don't forget that Pixar's newest film The Incredibles 2 movie is premiering June 15th! It's been a film 14 years in the making but picks up where the last film had let off at. Check out the information and trailer below for more deets on this new Incredible film.
In INCREDIBLES 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered.
Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.
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