We were provided with hotel and transportation to LA for the Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation press junket filled with so much fun we could go on and on for days. While we were at the Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation press junket we interviewed a few of the cast members of Hotel Transylvania 3. We sat down with
Selena Gomez, Mavis
Andy Samberg, Johnny
Kathryn Hahn, Ericka
Genndy Tartakovsky, the Director
And moderator Kara Warner from People Magazine. The Hotel Transylvania 3 Press Junket interview was played live on People Magazine’s Facebook. You can watch it here:
But we wanted to share with you some of the highlights.
The director said that this movie was inspired by a cruise he took with his in-laws. As he was boarding the ship, he thought that this was the perfect setting for his movie. There were so many families and it’s like a hotel on the water so he ran with it and the studio loved it.
Both Selena and Andy also thought the idea was “cute”. Kathryn, who plays the new villain, Ericka said this is her very first animated movie and that she has been having a “ball”. She also told us that she was very excited to see the Kraken scene. And yes you are going to love the scenes with the Kraken.
Even Andy said it’s the best Kraken scene and he’s seen at least “three”.
While I was listening to the questions and answers, I realized that one of the themes of this movie is family and inclusion. The movie has inclusion of all different cultures which is why they added a Spanish character. Also, the conflict between Ericka and Drac is how two people just can’t be together but they should be together because they fell in love. So it’s about breaking barriers and accepting people.
One of my friend’s daughters asked the last question and it was the same question that I had and it was about the music of the movie. She also asked each of them what their favorite song was, or what they found most inspiring. They ended up only telling us their favorite song:
Selena Gomez’s favorite song is “This is Me” from The Greatest Showman.
Kathryn said any song from West Side story because her daughter was just in it.
Andy said the Knight Rider theme song.
And Genndy said, it’s an odd one it’s Moonlight Feels Right from Starbuck.
Photo credit: Louise Bishop, that’s me!