Wild Bunch released the official press kit for “The Little Prince” ahead of it’s 2015 Cannes Film Festival premiere. The movie will have it’s world premiere tomorrow during the festival. The press kit features an in-depth plot description and a detailed description of the production process. It also features quotes by the leading cast, including Rachel. Excerpts can be found below but be sure to head over to our press archive to read the entire press kit.
On Reading The Book: “I read the book when I was in my 20s. A friend gave it to me as a present, and when I read the book it meant a lot to me. I think Saint-Exupéry’s book says different things to you at different stages of your life.”
On Working With Director Mark Osborne: “I was so excited to be part of this movie, and I loved ‘Kung Fu Panda’, so I knew our director Mark (Osborne) was going to do a wonderful job with the adaptation. I couldn’t have asked for a better introduction to animation.”
On Her Character” “I play the Little Girl’s Mother, who is a working single mom. She has this massive, intricate life plan for her daughter and wants her to follow the rules to a tee. The Mother is a little high-strung, but she means well. She and her daughter are a real team until the Little Girl drifts away.”
On The Movie: “The Little Prince [Movie] does a fantastic job of celebrating life’s mysteries. When we grow up, it’s easy to need an answer for every question. Just like the book, the movie pays attention to the importance of enjoying the journey and our relationships, and not necessarily understanding everything. It all circles back to the famous quote from the book, which is ‘What is essential is invisible to the eye’.”
It’s not yet announced if Rachel will attend tomorrow’s premiere. Director Mark Osborne and co-star Mackenzie Foy confirmed they are heading to the premiere via their official twitter accounts.