FREDDIE PRINZE JR.
There is no more obsessive fan of cartoons or comics than myself I
have every single episode of Scooby-Doo, over three hundred of them, so I had a
very good template to start with, and the fun part was that I literally got to
three-dimensionalize the character.
MATTHEW LILLARD (Shaggy) on playing
opposite the CGI Scooby-Doo:
It was hard because so much of acting is the chemistry between two
people. Its the transfer of energy, and every single day for six months
it was Scooby and I, and I was throwing (energy) into the void and nothing was
coming back. Its a leap of faith and a commitment. I put all my faith
into Raja Gosnell, because Id never had a director as specific with me as
an actor in terms of what he wanted. The only thing I had to respond to in the
scenes was Neil Fanning, who does the voice of Scooby in the movie.
Its hard for the actors when the star of the movie isnt on
the set. What we would do in rehearsals was have Scoobys stuffed head on
a stick and wed walk around to show them where he was going to be. Then
wed pull the head and start to roll, and put Scoobys stuff in
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR (Daphne):
What was specifically hard about working with Scooby was that you would
do what was on the page, and what you thought they were going to do with
Scooby. But afterwards, when theyd go into create the character, they
could do whatever they wanted and it might not be what you were thinking.
LINDA CARDELLINI (Velma):
Ive been a fan of the cartoon since I was really little, so I guess
I studied the role of Velma growing up. And I watched the cartoons every day in
my trailer before I would go out on the set to play Velma.
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR on her martial
arts fight scene:
I worked for a month with the Hong Kong wire team. I had never done
wire-work before, so that was all new and so much fun. What was really
important was to always make it look like it was still Daphne, that she
wasnt this martial arts expert.
MATTHEW LILLARD (referring to Gellar's
TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer):
Buffy gets up every day to hunt and kill monsters. Daphne gets up every
day to shop!
FREDDIE PRINZE JR. on Velma's sexual
Theres a lot of mythology about the characters, including what Fred
and Daphne were doing when they where off allegedly gathering clues. With Velma
in the original script, we tried to hint at it a little bit, but at the end of
the day you have to make a movie that three generations can enjoy.
There were a few scenes where Velma comes out of her shell, but I
wouldnt say she comes out of her closet. Its open for
There was a lot of pressure on us, because we didnt want to be the
group to take this cartoon, that we all grew up on and had a lot of respect and
love for, and screw it up.
FREDDIE PRINZE JR.:
Were all signed for a sequel Warner Brothers wouldnt
have let us make the movie if we didnt sign up for 27 sequels!