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Interview with Alexander Rybak about the DreamWorks’ animation movie “Dragetreneren 2”

Article from Filmmagasinet, issue 5/2014

Written by: the “Newroom”. Photo: Fox

Translation by Jorunn E. English Revision by Anni Jowett.

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Alexander and the Dragon

Alexander Rybak likes “Taken” and “Fatso” and dreams of a blockbuster movie about Ole Bull with himself in the main role. Now he is of current movie interest as the Norwegian voice of Hikken in “How to Train Your Dragon – 2”. We fired off some questions about dragons and other stuff.

Hi Alexander! What do you think of Hikken? Tell us a bit about the similarities and differences between you and him.

– We both enjoy overdoing facial expressions and both have cow eyes. But Hikken stutters a lot more because he is spontaneous. I think through every word I say. And that`s both an advantage and a disadvantage when you`re dubbing a movie, I often have to put on a different hat and step into the role a 100 %.

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