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Exclusive Interview: Eiza Gonzalez, Marsai Martin, McKenna Grace, and Elaine Bogan of Spirit UntamedheroImage

Exclusive Interview: Eiza Gonzalez, Marsai Martin, McKenna Grace, and Elaine Bogan of Spirit Untamed

5/25/2021 • 3 min read

In SPIRIT UNTAMED, the life of Lucky Prescott takes an unexpected turn when she moves to a small town and befriends a wild mustang named Spirit. The animated feature is related to the 2002 movie SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON, and gives a new generation a chance to experience the magic of Spirit's story. 

We spoke with some of the voice cast, who told us about what stood out to them in this heart-warming story. Eiza Gonzalez, who plays Milagro Navarro, told us, "It’s a movie full of hope. I felt like the moment it came into my life, and I became a part of this project was unique and special." She added, "I love that this movie embraces so many positive messages from your community, which is something we’ve been seeing every day in the world and how important and crucial that is for humans to be able to thrive."

The story revolves around the tight-knit friendship of the three girls, and we asked Marsai Martin about her character Pru, who befriends Lucky Prescott. "I love playing characters that are all about female empowerment," she said, "and stand up to something and [who have] a really strong message behind [them].” Her co-star McKenna Grace chimed in, “It’s just such a great story! I just thought it would such a great thing to be a part of.” She added, “It’s not just a kids’ movie. It’s definitely a family movie for all ages."

Elaine Bogan makes her directorial debut with SPIRIT. "A lot of the themes in our movie really speak to the idea of empowering the young audience into finding the courage and be brave enough to be their authentic selves," she said. "To have their own voice and the bravery to put it out there.”

Check out our full interview with the creators of SPIRIT UNTAMED:

 

SPIRIT UNTAMED opens on June 4!

 

All images courtesy of Dreamworks Animation and Universal Pictures.

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