Chris Evans went to infinity and beyond as the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the highly-anticipated “Toy Story” spinoff “Lightyear.”
Though initially, Evans attempted to emulate Tim Allen and that didn’t work. Hence, he had to discover a way to breathe new life into the character.
Evans took at the role in 2020 for the latest animated film. Allen starred as the “macho”-sounding character in 1995 and over the course of four blockbusters.
“The first time you have to do that iconic line, ‘To Infinity and Beyond…,’ you kind of just do a shameless Tim Allen impression. It’s intimidating,” he said to Variety.
Nevertheless, Evans has been enthusiastic about the role since his casting, according to The A.V. Club.
Though Evans trying to sound like Allen did not work, operating closely with the director Angus MacClane became significant to the actor finding his voice as Buzz.
“Angus and everyone at Pixar [were] so collaborative, and you sort of let them guide you,” Evans stated.
“Eventually you sense comfortable enough to make your own tracks in the snow and find your own interpretation, while still using Tim Allen as the blueprint,” he added.
Keke Palmer plays new space recruit, Izzy Hawthorn, in the animated film, and she stated fans of the franchise will be glad with Evans’ performance. “Lightyear” opens on Friday, June 17.
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