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What's it like being the voice of the hippo in the Madagascar films and the wife of Will Smith?

Hello! How's Cannes?

It's very busy and very beautiful. Oh my goodness. Usually when I have come it's rainy. The first time here I was 20, for Menace II Society. Oh boy, I didn't know anything then. My outfits were just … woah. (1)

Did you have to sleep on the floor?

No, fortunately not. It was a good time to just be naive and young and know absolutely nothing.

Do you ever feel limited doing cartoons? (2)

You have as much space as you need. If I go into a session and I do something and go: "I wasn't happy with that, I'd like to do that again," they say: "Ok, not a problem." Whereas, in live action, I tell ya what: it's best that you figure it out that day. You can go back, »

- Catherine Shoard

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