Jay Baruchel is proud, in a sadistic way, that he makes people cry with the How To Train Your Dragon films.
The Canadian actor has been voicing the loveable Hiccup in the DreamWorks franchise since the first movie in 2010.
The third instalment, The Hidden World, was released in February (19), and Jay says he’s glad it gets people emotions going.
“That’s really cool. That’s cool. What’s weird is like, I don’t know if it’s sadistic to be proud that we make everyone cry but like Dean (DeBlois, write and director) said, if we make people cry, then we did our jobs,” Jay said to Cinema Blend. “It is very uncommon for any film to be universally loved and I haven’t seen a single bad thing about this movie at all. People are allowed to hate it, whatever, but yeah, it’s kind of staggering.”
Franchise regulars America Ferrera, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Jonah Hill, Kit Harington, Kristen Wiig, and Craig Ferguson are all back for chapter three, which follows Hiccup and his dragon Toothless as they hunt for a secret Dragon Utopia, though they face adversary from new baddie Grimmel.
“I can’t stress enough how inspiring it is and how proud I am to be a part of something that means what these movies and TV shows mean to as many people as it does,” Jay continued. “Like our fans are religious about our films and they take ownership of our characters and our stories. So for them to love number three means that they feel, we gave them the movie they deserve, which is like everything that we’re trying to do.”
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