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Chicken Run Dealing With More Drama After Star Claims Sequel Is Ageist

24 days ago   |   By Cinéma Blend

One Chicken Run star is not pleased right now.
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‘Chicken Run' Star Julia Sawalha is Being Replaced Because Her Voice Sounds “Too Old”

‘Chicken Run' Star Julia Sawalha is Being Replaced Because Her Voice Sounds “Too Old”

24 days ago   |   By Slash Film

If you were excited about a sequel to Chicken Run after 20 years, we have some news that is supremely disappointing.
British actress Julia Sawalha , who voiced the character Ginger in the original stop-motion animated movie from Aardman Animation, recently revealed that she will not be reprising her role in Chicken Run 2 for one very stupid reason. Apparently the producers of the movie told Sawalha's agent that Ginger would be recast with a younger actress because her voice was deemed to sound “too old.” This decision came without even being given a voice test to make that...
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‘Chicken Run' Actress Denies Producers' Claims Her Voice Sounds ‘Too Old' for Sequel

‘Chicken Run' Actress Denies Producers' Claims Her Voice Sounds ‘Too Old' for Sequel

24 days ago   |   By The Wrap

Julia Sawalha, one of the stars of the 2000 Aardman Animation classic “Chicken Run,” said Thursday she was not asked to return to the recently announced sequel because producers thought her voice now sounds “too old.”
In a statement shared Thursday, Sawalha said that an actress normally would be allowed to do a voice test to prove they can still match the pitch and tone of the original character, but she said she was informed by producers without being given that chance.
In response, she recorded her own voice demonstration and shared it with producers and posted it to Vimeo, in which she...
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CHICKEN RUN Actress Julia Sawalha Accuses Producers Of Ageism After Being Plucked From Sequel

24 days ago   |   By Comic Book Movie

We recently found out that a sequel to Aardman's much loved 2000 stop motion animated hit Chicken Run is in development for Netflix, and one of the original movie's voice stars is not too happy about being recast.
Julia Sawalha, who provided the voice of Ginger in the first film, has shared an open letter on social media along with the hashtag ageism, in which she reveals that she's "devastated and saddened" not to be reprising the role for the planned sequel. The now 51-year-old actress says she was told that her voice now sounds "too old," and they want a younger actress to take over the...
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