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Posted on Mon, Jun. 30, 2003
Zeta-Jones Loved Doing Voice in 'Sinbad'
Associated Press

Catherine Zeta-Jones finally has made a movie her young son Dylan can see.

Zeta-Jones was thinking of Dylan, who will turn 3 in August, when she agreed to be the voice of Marina in the animated feature "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas."

Zeta-Jones said the movie is right up her son's alley because he has more imagination than any child she knows.

"I can't wait to see my little guy's face watching it," Zeta-Jones told reporters. "It was one of the main reasons why I did the movie was that I wanted to say, 'Hey, this is what mommy and daddy do when they go to work. This is how we can buy toys.'"

"I can't wait for him to see it and I know he's going to love it. His imagination is way beyond (what) I ever imagined it would be at maybe 3 years old."

Zeta-Jones said she was able to inject more of her personality than usual in Marina's voice.

"Always you do, in every character, I think," she explained. "The difference with this was that is was so focused on the voice. There was no characteristic body language, grunts or groans. It was a real lesson for me that I enjoyed. I would definitely do (it) again."

Another perk of doing an animation is that an actor doesn't have to spend hours getting ready for a part.

"There's nothing better than going to work when you're in your sweat pants," she said with a laugh. "As girls, we need, you know, to blow dry my hair, it takes a good few hours in the makeup chair. Being Marina with that short (hair) cut and just doing the voices, is a lot different."

"Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" opens on Wednesday.

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"Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas":@ http://www.sinbad-themovie.com/

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