MARGOT ON MINIONS
Where did we last leave your character, and where do we find her now?
In Despicable Me 2, Margo has a huge crush on a boy, but that doesn’t really work out because Gru doesn’t want her to like boys. Of course, it also turns out that the boy’s father is a supervillain, which doesn’t help either. That’s kind of where her love life left off. And then in this movie she has another encounter with a possible love interest, but she’s not exactly excited about it.
Why do you think the Despicable Me movies are so popular?
I think it’s two things. First, there’s the Minions. It’s hard not to enjoy watching them do what they do. And then also because each film has been about family, especially with the first film centring on Gru becoming a better person by adopting the three girls.
How long does a typical Despicable Me recording session take?
Not very long, but they are spread out. I’ve been in about 12 or 13 times for this movie over the course of the last three years. But every time I came in, it was less than an hour. It’s not too intense or crazy. I’m sure Steve Carell stays much longer.
Did you ever get to record with Steve or Kristen Wiig?
No, we actually all record separately. But I got to know Steve Carell pretty well, just from doing the publicity for the films and from meeting him over the years, and he is just super cool. One of the funniest people I’ve ever met. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him.
Tell us about the new Minion.
Well, my personal favourite Minion is still Bob, the one who has different-coloured eyes. I actually have a toy Bob. So for me, he’s kind of the sweetest, the most loveable. And Mel is now the second. I really like him, too. It’s kind of like a lovehate relationship between him and Gru in this movie. I thought it was funny how he’s the one leading all the other Minions to stray from Gru, to try to find somebody who really wants to be a villain still, but then in the end he’s the one who misses Gru the most. It was so cute.
Is it true you started acting when you were three?
Yes. An agent came up to my parents at a food festival here in LA when I was three, and I started going on commercial auditions and things like that. But I didn’t do much until I was maybe eight.
You were in Nickelodeon show iCarly. Do you ever miss it?
Well, my best friend is Jennette McCurdy, who was on iCarly with me. I saw her last night. So I don’t miss her, because I see her every day. But everybody else, for sure. I only get to see them once in a while. I definitely miss them.
Despicable Me 3 is available on Blu-ray and DVD from 6 November, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
WE caught up with the voice of Despicable Me 3’s Margo, actress Miranda Cosgrove, to find out all about the latest movie, plus all the inside info on the Minions!