‘Central Park’: Loren Bouchard Addresses Casting Decisions for New Apple Animated Series

IndieWire | 1/1/2020 | Staff
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This summer, Apple will debut a new musical animated series, “Central Park,” set in the iconic strip of Manhattan greenery and following the family living in the center of it.

“Central Park” also features characters outside the main family — notably, Daveed Diggs and Stanley Tucci both voice female characters, similar to the way that John Roberts and Dan Mintz do on “Central Park” creator Loren Bouchard’s long-running series “Bob’s Burgers.”

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At the Television Critics Association 2020 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA on Sunday morning, Bouchard addressed the new show’s casting decisions.

“Animation just makes you want to take this voice and have it come out of this face. It’s so delicious that I just can’t stop myself,” Bouchard said. “Daveed playing Helen, we knew it early on it was gonna be so fun to do it. So we couldn’t look away once we imagined that. And the same for Stanley Tucci, playing this tiny lady with white hair. It’s like Margaret Thatcher glued onto a little dog. It’s this strange character that with his voice came together for us. Once you think of that, it is impossible not to get excited about it. Here I am, yet again taking away two roles from women. It’s something that I have on my mind all the time, trying to keep balancing things out.”

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Kristen Bell, who reunites with “Frozen” castmate Josh Gad (one of the other series creators), plays Molly, the daughter in the four-person family at the heart of “Central Park.” Molly is a biracial character, a contradiction between performer and character that Bouchard said that he has been trying...
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