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Chris Pratt may be Mario because they apparently got all that Italian stuff


Chris Pratt’s voice as Mario is “phenomenal,” says one of the men with the most to gain if that’s true. But Pratt probably won’t wear Mario’s familiar faux Italian accent for most of the film.

When asked to defend the cast of Chris Pratt (a white American better known as guardians of the galaxy‘s Star-Lord) as Mario (an inhabitant of the Mushroom Kingdom previously voiced by a white American American man of French descent trying to look like an Italian plumber from Brooklyn at the behest of the character’s Japanese creators, just so we are clear), Illumination producer and CEO Chris Meledandri suggested TooFab that it’s okay because:

  1. Meledandri himself is Italian-American.
  2. Charlie Day, the actor playing Luigi, “actually comes from an Italian heritage,” so they’re covered there.
  3. They’re not going to rely too much on the “It’s a me, Mario!” »False accent in the film.

“We cover it in the movie, so you’ll see that we definitely bow our heads to it, but that’s not the tenor of the performance throughout the movie,” Meledandri said.

Not sure how we got there, but I am enjoying the show! I guess we’ll just have to wait and see why Pratt was chosen to play Mario when the film arrives in December 2022.

Oh, and he also plays Garfield.

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