How did the 4 of you create the brother-like connection in your performances?
I feel [co-writer and producer] Seth [Rogen] actually helped as a result of he set the precedent for the banter, like, “We’ve got the script. We find it irresistible, and it’s nice. However when you guys wish to step over one another? That’s how individuals speak. Not each line is delivered after which individuals wait to talk.” It’s this mishmash of a dialog that’s so actual. You get that quite a bit with brothers. Individuals don’t let one another end sentences. They attempt to get their concepts out earlier than the opposite one. It’s a very brotherly factor to simply disregard what any person else is saying and say one thing utterly completely different in the midst of it.
What was the audition course of like for Leonardo?
Though this was a voiceover challenge, and normally these auditions are simply recorded by means of a microphone, they needed to document me on video. They needed to see my full physique as I did the strains. I feel they did that as a result of they simply needed to see extra of my character. While you’re recording your voice, you may sort of get a “character” coming by means of. I feel casting needed to see who the child behind the voice can be. But it surely was additionally actually foolish as a result of they requested us to do 30 seconds of dancing. I simply keep in mind considering, when are they ever going to make use of this? Why do they should see me dance for a cartoon? However I busted a transfer, and now right here I’m as Leonardo. It was the dancing that did it!
Are we going to see Leonardo bust a transfer on this film?
Yeah. They’re Turtle boys—they love to bounce, they like to have fun, they’re youngsters…. They’re going to be transferring.