'Croods' stars cringe at sound of their own voices
FILE - This March 10, 2013 file photo shows actors Ryan Reynolds, left, and Emma Stone at "The Croods" premiere in New York. Reynolds voices the character Guy and Stone voices the character Eep in the Dreamworks Animation film. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK (AP) — They've both helped make millions at the box office and are two of Hollywood's most sought after talents, but "The Croods" voice stars Ryan Reynolds and Emma Stone say they still get self-conscious hearing themselves on film.
"It's like hearing your voice back on a voicemail," said the 24-year-old Stone, who is known for her trademark raspy voice. "I still can't believe I sound like this."
"I can't believe you sound like this either," joked the 36-year-old Reynolds in the same recent interview. He went on to confess that "everyone feels that way — like there's some solace in that. I think everyone feels like that when they hear their own voice. (It sounds) kind of shrill and brutal."
This film publicity image released by DreamWorks Animation shows, from left, Belt the sloth, voiced by Chris Sanders, Guy, voiced by Ryan Reynolds, and Eep, voiced by Emma Stone, in a scene from "The Croods." (AP Photo/DreamWorks Animation)
They're going to have to get used to it. The animated "Croods" opened Friday on more than 4,000 domestic screens amid predictions it will be the weekend's No. 1 movie.
The 3-D film, which also stars Nicolas Cage, takes place in prehistoric times and focuses on the world's first family, the Croods. Stone is a teen girl named Eep, who longs to leave her cave and see what's out there. Her father, voiced by Cage, is overly protective. One day they meet a guy named Guy, played by Reynolds. The Croods and Guy venture out together and learn about the world.
This is the first time Reynolds and Stone have done an animated movie, and they hope it rates with some of their own childhood favorites.