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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Freddie Highmore HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Astro Boy"  photo
Astro Boy
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
Oct 19, 2009
Freddie Highmore - Astro Boy

Q1: So are you familiar with the Astro Boy comic book?
FH: I am now.

Q2: But not before?
FH: No, not so much before. I mean, definitely for – it was definitely sort of preparation for the role. It was something I looked at, you know, the Manga comics. You know, just to sort of get a real feeling for the character.

Q3: But do you know how crazy it is for Japanese? We Asians, we all grew up with that character.
FH: Yeah.

Q4: Did you know we have T shirts, toys, key chains and other things?
FH: Yeah, and stores and sort of big statues in Japan. It's outside one of their main stations, is it? They've got a big Astro Boy statue. I mean, I went out there for just – I was only there for 3 days doing some promotion but it was just before we started on Astro Boy so I really got a sort of feeling for how much excitement he generates over there. And it was – yeah, what made it so exciting was trying to get that interest, you know, a...

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