With a warm smile and an engaging, “Hi Ya’ll” Kellie Pickler entered the room. We were at a sound studio Nashville, Tennessee, and she had joined us to talk about her upcoming role in the newest VeggieTales release “Beauty and the Beet” (due out October 2014). We had been waiting all day, having caught a quick glimpse of her earlier, to meet Ms. Pickler, and I was happy to be sitting in the front row.
Kellie talked about her Gram and how she used memories of her Gram to help her get into character for Mirabelle who has a heart of forgiveness and love for others above all else. And she admitted that voicing an animated film was harder than she expected it to be.
Perhaps the most candid moment was when she demonstrated how she really got into the role when adding the vocal track for a scene when Mirabelle is supposed to be rolling down a hill. Kellie demonstrated how she bumped and rocked her chair shouting “Oh, ah, ouch.” Followed by her infectious laugh.
The company you keep is so important. Surround yourself with people who make you a better person. ~ Kellie Pickler
Pretty sound advice for both adults and kids.
Although she doesn’t have children of her own (yet), Kellie was already familiar with VeggieTales from her nieces and nephews and was thrilled when she received the call to join the cast. She was happy to find out that her character was sweet potato because, “Who doesn’t like sweet potatoes.” Of course, we had to know what Kellie’s favorite vegetable, and in true southern charm she replied, “Fried okra!”
As if I needed another reason to like Kellie, when I began to ask her a question she stopped me mid-sentence to tell me she liked my necklace. A gift from my sister’s jewelry boutique (Fashion Jewelry By Lindsay), I was happy to give my sister a little shout out!
After the interview we took a group photo with Kellie who was just as sweet as she could be. While we waited for the photographer to get just the right set up Kellie talked to us like a group of friends telling us about her tattoos (including her first one for her Gram).