Chris Pratt Says His Mario Voice Will Be “Unlike Anything You’ve Heard”, So That’s Stressful
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In an exclusive interview in Variety on Thursday, Chris Pratt declared his Mario voice in the upcoming Super Mario Bros movie will be “unlike anything you’ve ever heard”.
And look, I’m not going to lie — I didn’t realise a film adaptation of the video game Super Mario Bros was really happening. While I do remember hearing about it, I assumed I’d dreamt it up while in a kind of pandemic fugue state.
But alas, it’s a real thing. And when people heard that Chris Pratt would be playing its titular character back in September 2021, they lost their damn minds. Not just because Pratt is arguably the worst Chris, but out of concern for the racist Italian cosplay that could ensue.
Don’t worry, though. Pratt has indicated that his Mario accent will be fine. “I worked really closely with the directors and trying out a few things and landed on something that I’m really proud of and can’t wait for people to see and hear,” the Jurassic World actor said.
“It’s an animated voiceover narrative. It’s not a live-action movie. I’m not gonna be wearing a plumber suit running all over. I’m providing a voice for an animated character, and it is updated and unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario world before.”
I’m admittedly a bit reassured by this. I think I can speak on behalf of everyone that I did not want to see Chris Pratt try and pull of blue overalls and with a red undershirt. It just takes a certain kind of man!
The Super Mario Bros movie is scheduled for a release in 2023 and boasts a star-studded voice cast that includes Anya-Taylor Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.