The Lorax, based on Dr. Seuss’ classic tale, topped this weekend’s box office, earning a whopping $70.7 million at theaters. Two of the stars who lend their voice to the film, Ed Helms and Rob Riggle, recently chatted with Breezy Mama about what drew them to the project.
On The Lorax: EH: “Dr. Seuss had a really prominent sort of section on my childhood bookshelf, which is one of those decisions that your parents had to make. But, we, my brother and sister and I all just were totally enthralled with Dr. Seuss. And The Lorax in particular, for some reason — loved this book.”
RR: “Yes. I love Dr. Seuss. I’ve always loved Dr. Seuss…. I read to my son [George, 3] at night. My daughter [Abby, 7], she reads on her own now. But The Lorax usually makes a round.”
Rob on taking his kids to the film: “I am taking them to the premiere, and my daughter’s brownie troop. It’s a big deal for the girls…. My wife is the cookie mom this year. So, she has had her hands full. I’ve got order forms in my trunk in case you want.”
On the movie’s environmental message and impact: EH: “I don’t print out every email now, which I did for a long time.”
RR: “I like this story because you could tell this story 100 years ago or you could tell it 100 years from now and it’s still going to be relevant. And that is to take care of your environment. That’s good. It doesn’t matter what your political affiliation is, either. It’s good for people to hear. It’s good for kids to hear, and it’s good for old people to hear. Take care of your environment. Take care of the environment around you. Be a good steward. There’s nothing wrong with that message. And I think it’s a good one to get out there.”
Read Rob & Ed’s entire interview at BreezyMama.com