This is part 3 of my Toy Story 4 coverage! If you missed my spoiler-free review or exclusive Toy Story 4 cast interviews, check them out! Today, I’m sharing an exclusive interview with Annie Potts who voices Little Bo Peep in the Toy Story films. She returns for a much larger role in the film, out today!
I was invited as media to cover this event. All opinions are my own.
Exclusive Interview with Annie Potts
I was thrilled to meet Annie Potts in person. She’s had quite the career from rolls in Pretty in Pink and Ghostbusters I & II to her current role as Sheldon’s Meemaw in the hit TV series Young Sheldon. As a family, we are big fans of the show Big Bang Theory and the spin-off series about Sheldon, so having the opportunity to meet her in person was a real treat for me!
Picking up where I left on in my Toy Story 4 film review, I mentioned that Little Bo Peep and Woody’s relationship evolves. At the beginning of the film, they show us a throwback to when Andy’s sister donates LBP and she’s no longer part of the rest of the toys’ lives. We learn that she’s had quite the lifestyle change where she’s been left to fend for herself after years of being stuck in a second-hand antique shop.
Annie Potts shares, “She’s been knocked around quite a bit and she’s just kept on going and in a cheerful inventive way. I mean, this girl drives a Skunk Mobile. No one is going to screw with her.”
When discussing the impact LBP will have on children, Annie adds, “this is what a woman is and to young girls, this is what a woman can be, and is. I’m just thrilled to voice those qualities. It is such a privilege when you’re giving positive messages to especially children.”
Now that Toy Story 4 is in theaters, I’m going to add a small spoiler…Woody has the hots for LBP. LOL! I love how their relationship grows throughout the film. It’s really touching to see how it all unfolds and where Woody ends up at the end. It’s adorable!
Back to Annie, we asked what all girls want to know – how do you like your updated look? The quality of the films has grown immensely after 20+ years, including LBP’s look. Annie mentions, “Oh I thought it was great. She’d had some limitations before being a lamp. Once they got her off the base, all bets were off. But as Josh was saying (in part 2 of this coverage), they did all these tests, seeing what porcelain looked like when it broke and filming that and then trying to recreate that with their computer magic and everything. I was very pleased. She’s very sassy, ripped off her skirt, uses it as a cape. Even though this isn’t a superhero movie, her superpowers are her heart and her courage.”
I hope you enjoyed this Annie Potts interview! I’m thankful she took time out of her busy press day to speak with us.
Look for Toy Story 4 in theaters today! It’s going to be this summer’s hit film!
Check out the movie trailer below: