Christina Hendricks joined co-star Tom Hiddleston at Disney’s D23 Expo to introduce their forthcoming animated film, “The Pirate Fairy,” which takes the pair inside Tinkerbell’s world of Pixie Hollow.
As for whether Hendricks plays a naughty or a nice fairy, she tells Zap2it, “I’m a ‘curious’ fairy. And I’m a spunky, scrappy fairy.” The “Mad Men” star says her Disney character Zarina “wants to sort of broaden her horizons, and gets in a little trouble … and turns into a pirate.”
Hiddleston, who plays a cabin boy destined to become the legendary Captain Hook, gave us a sneak peek at his singing chops since he performs a “swashbuckling pirate song” in the film. And Hendricks says she also dabbles in a bit of song — keeping it in the Disney family, of course. “I still find myself singing ‘Little Mermaid’ songs at home,” she says.
“Pirate Fairy’s” director, Peggy Holmes, says Hendricks has all the qualities necessary for the role of Zarina. “Look, we’re creating a pirate fairy,” Holmes tells Zap2it. “It’s never been done before. And she needed to be tough, but vulnerable. … The first time [Hendricks] spoke, at the first record, we were like, ‘Oh, there’s our pirate fairy.'”
Another film Hendricks recently completed is “How To Catch a Monster,” Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut. Hendricks says “it was amazing” working with the first time director. “He’s absolutely incredible,” she boasts of Gosling. “And I have to say it was probably one of the most creative projects I’ve ever gotten to work on.”
So, no rookie mistakes on Gosling’s first tome out? Apparently not. “He was cool as a cucumber, that guy,” says Hendricks. “He knew exactly what he was doing.”
“The Pirate Fairy” is due in theaters March 3, 2014. “How To Catch a Monster” is also expected next year.