Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

A Tale of Mice and Men

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

A Tale of Mice and Men

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MATTHEW Broderick is the voice of Despereaux in The Tale of Despereaux, now showing on the Sunshine Coast.

Q: What convinced you to accept the role of Despereaux?

A: I liked the story, and then I saw that Dustin Hoffman and the rest of this wonderful cast were attached, so I couldn't say no.

Q: What message did you read in the story?

A: Well, certainly something about breaking the chain of revenge - forgiveness is important in The Tale of Despereaux. And the film also shows you that people shouldn't be defined, the same way a mouse doesn't have to be frightened all the time and a rat doesn't have to be rat-like.

Q: What do you like about your character?

A: I like that he is in a bit of an imaginary world and also that he has a very appealing soul. I can relate to the fact that Despereaux doesn't act the way he is supposed to as a mouse, and that he perseveres. …

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