A BUG'S LIFE
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS (Princess Atta) brings her impeccable
comic timing to her role as the voice of the future Queen of Ant
Island. Princess Atta quickly discovers that being at the top
of the hill isn't all its cracked up to be. Not only is there
a psychopathic grasshopper on the loose but they have a loose
cannon, Flik, complicating matters.
Louis-Dreyfus discovered that doing a voice for animation wasn't
quite what she expected. "I didn't realize how much fun
this role would be, but it turned out to be a riot," says
the actress. "I was thrilled to get this opportunity to
work with these people who are geniuses. Working alone in the
recording booth was kind of like solitary confinement -- a bit
challenging. But it could be worse. I could have been in a 3,000
gallon tank with a ship sinking.
"I don't really mind bugs," she adds. "They have
never really freaked me out, so I'm happy to portray them as the
friendly little beasts that they are, for the most part. You
know how people look like certain animals? I am definitely an
ant. That's probably why I got the gig."
As for the technology that went into making "A Bug's Life,"
Louis-Dreyfus admits, "I am in awe of this group of filmmakers."
The Emmy Award-winning actress is best known for her role as
Elaine Benes on the popular NBC series "Seinfeld."
In addition to her Emmy, her work on "Seinfeld" has
earned her numerous awards including a 1997 Screen Actors Guild
Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and a 1994
Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Series by a Supporting
Actress. She is a four time American Comedy Award winner for
Funniest Supporting Female in a Television Series and is also
the recipient of two Viewers for Quality Television Awards for
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Her feature film credits include Woody Allen's "Deconstructing
Harry," "Hannah and Her Sisters," "Father's
Day," "Soul Man," "National Lampoon's Christmas
Vacation," "Jack the Bear" and "North."
Additionally, she is currently Clairol's Nice and Easy Girl.
Born in New York City and raised in Washington, D.C., Julia became
interested in acting at a very early age. While studying theater
at Northwestern University she worked extensively as a member
of The Practical Theater Company in Chicago. Her innate talent
and quick timing eventually led her to the world renowned Second
City theater troupe which launched the careers of such comedy
innovators as John Belushi, Gilda Radner and Bill Murray. It
was during her performance in "The Practical Theater's Golden
50th Anniversary Jubilee" that she was asked to join the
cast of "Saturday Night Live," which she did for three
Julia is married to writer and producer Brad Hall. The "Saturday
Night Live" co-stars have known each other since their college
days at Northwestern. They've been married for nine years and
currently reside in Los Angeles with their sons, Henry and Charlie.
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