JOE SUGG TALKS WONDER PARK
WE sat down with YouTube stars Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee to hear all about their role in the thrilling new movie, Wonder Park. The film sees a girl called June using her imagination to conjure up the most magnificent theme park you’ve ever seen.
HI GUYS! SO, YOU PLAY GUS AND COOPER IN THE MOVIE…
Joe: Yes! Our characters are two mischievous beavers in Wonder Park.
We’re part of June’s imagination. We’re helpers, we’re performers in the theme park.
Caspar: I’ve always wanted to be a beaver.
WHAT WAS IT LIKE DOING YOUR VOICE-OVERS?
Joe: I love it! For me, it’s something that I love to do. From an early age, I loved doing impressions and accents and stuff, so it’s such a direction of where I want to go. It’s so fun to do it with Caspar too. Caspar has such a unique voice. It’s a lovely blend of South African, but also British. It’s got a really calming tone.
Caspar: Really? I wonder if anyone is going to watch the film and go, why did that twin grow up in a different country to his brother?! We could be separated at birth, maybe? But yeah, June’s got an amazing imagination, so who knows?
DID YOU EVER HAVE ANY LAUGHING OUTBURSTS WHILE RECORDING?
Caspar: Oh yeah, so many! We kept doing this “Boom chuka, boom chuka, boom chuka” thing. That made me lol.
Joe: Caspar bought in this giant quiche with him one day. In between takes, he was just constantly feeding himself quiche. We were like, Caspar you can’t do this line with a mouthful of quiche. He would just do it.
GUS AND COOPER CAN FIX ANYTHING. HOW ARE YOUR DIY SKILLS?
Caspar: I’m very bad.
Joe: I pride myself on flat-pack furniture building.
Caspar: That’s not good DIY. They make that easy for you!
Joe: My paper shredder broke the other day, because someone put too much paper in. But there was no way I was going to spend money on another paper shredder, so I got out my tool kit. I spent half a day trying to fix that thing. I didn’t let it beat me!
IF YOU COULD MAKE ANYTHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Caspar: I’d like to plant a lot more trees. I feel like London sometimes feels a bit too polluted, with too many cars.
Joe: I would make a machine that lets you customise the weather, because I love the sun. I just love being in hot weather. I’ve got bad circulation. Me and my mum are the same, we just love being anywhere hot. I’d much rather be too hot than too cold.
Caspar: Why do you live in England?!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THEME PARK RIDE?
Caspar: Ooh, there used to be this place called Ratanga Junction and they had this big banana ride that I really liked. I can’t remember what it was called, but it was like a banana that would swing up and down.
Joe: I’m not a big rollercoaster rider. I’m quite scared of them. I did do one, a very popular space-themed rollercoaster at a big theme park in France. That was fun. It’s pitch black and you really feel like you’re on a spaceship. I love that.
Caspar: Joe would scream the most if we went on a ride together.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SCENE FROM THE MOVIE?
Joe: I love the scene where June builds a rollercoaster. It goes horribly wrong, but it reminds me of when I was younger and I used to build skateboard ramps or bike ramps in the garden. As a kid we would dream of having a hammer and nails and knowing how to use them to create ramps and stuff. Me and my sister [Zoella] also used to pretend we were horses. We used to get little things for the garden and put them across the path and pretend we were showjumping horses. Imagination is a crazy thing!
Joe and Caspar