Tom Hiddleston delivered an impromptu rendition of The Jungle Book song ‘The Bare Necessities’ at Disney’s D23 event yesterday (August 9).
The Thor and Avengers star performed a few lines of the classic tune, originally sung by Baloo and Mowgli in the 1967 animated film, during the D23 announcement of movie The Pirate Fairy.
Hiddleston will voice a young Captain Hook in the Peter Pan prequel, while Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks will lend her vocals to the character of Zarina.
Hendricks and Pirate Fairy director Peggy Holmes both danced alongside Hiddleston during his performance of ‘Bare Necessities’ at the Anaheim convention centre.
“The Pirate Fairy” will make its way out onto U.S. theaters in spring 2014.
Christina Hendricks joined co-star Tom Hiddleston at Disney’s D23 Expo to introduce their forthcoming animated film, “The Pirate Fairy,” which takes the pair inside Tinkerbell’s world of Pixie Hollow.As for whether Hendricks plays a naughty or a nice fairy, she tells Zap2it, “I’m a ‘curious’ fairy. And I’m a spunky, scrappy fairy.” The “Mad Men” star says her Disney character Zarina “wants to sort of broaden her horizons, and gets in a little trouble … and turns into a pirate.”Hiddleston, who plays a cabin boy destined to become the legendary Captain Hook, gave us a sneak peek at his singing chops since he performs a “swashbuckling pirate song” in the film. And Hendricks says she also dabbles in a bit of song — keeping it in the Disney family, of course. “I still find myself singing ‘Little Mermaid’ songs at home,” she says.“Pirate Fairy’s” director, Peggy Holmes, says Hendricks has all the qualities necessary for the role of Zarina. “Look, we’re creating a pirate fairy,” Holmes tells Zap2it. “It’s never been done before. And she needed to be tough, but vulnerable. … The first time [Hendricks] spoke, at the first record, we were like, ‘Oh, there’s our pirate fairy.'”Another film Hendricks recently completed is “How To Catch a Monster,” Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut. Hendricks says “it was amazing” working with the first time director. “He’s absolutely incredible,” she boasts of Gosling. “And I have to say it was probably one of the most creative projects I’ve ever gotten to work on.”So, no rookie mistakes on Gosling‘s first tome out? Apparently not. “He was cool as a cucumber, that guy,” says Hendricks. “He knew exactly what he was doing.”“The Pirate Fairy” is due in theaters March 3, 2014. “How To Catch a Monster” is also expected next year.
Try as she might to keep her head down and do her job (which is, by the way, being a kick-ass actress), Christina Hendricks is constantly dogged by fashion critics, tabloid reporters and magazine interviewers who only want to talk about her body.
In a recent clip picked up by the Sydney Morning Herald, the “Mad Men” star is asked yet again about her famous curves… in one of the most awkward, tactless ways we’ve ever seen.
The female interviewer for the Sun-Herald, who happens to be pretty petite herself, asks Christina with a smile, “You have been an inspiration as a full-figured woman. What is the most inspiring story that you can remember where you’ve inspired someone?” As if for emphasis (or in our case, extra cringing), she motions both hands in an hourglass shape on the words “full-figured.”
Christina remains poised yet chuckles awkwardly, shaking her head. “Uh, I don’t know. I don’t know…” she manages then motions to restart the portion of the interview.
Instead of taking the hint, the interviewer asks the question again, repeating the phrase “full-figure.” “I mean, you just said it again!” Christina says, throwing up her hands. The dense interviewer still doesn’t get it and must be waved off by a PR (who we imagine jumping up and down on the sidelines, mouthing “Shut it down! Shut it down!”).
We’re pretty sure the interviewer didn’t mean to ask, “When have you inspired someone by being fat?” but man, did it come off that way. Hendricks has had to deal with enough people — Cathy Horyn, Esquire, New York, the Daily Mail — commenting on her body shape to last a lifetime… she certainly didn’t need one more.