The cast of "The Lego Ninjago Movie" was humbled to receive their Lego counterpart — except for Zach Woods, who now feels like a god
One of the *HUGE* perks of being part of The Lego Ninjago Movie voice cast? (And other Lego movies for that matter.) You get to keep Lego versions of the character that you played. And honestly, who wouldn’t want that?
Here, the voice cast of The Lego Ninjago Movie — including Dave Franco, Abbi Jacobson, and Olivia Munn — tell HelloGiggles what it felt like to receive the Lego version of their character. And some of the cast, you could say, were more humble than others. (LOOKING AT YOU, ZACH WOODS.)
Read on for their thoughts, and catch The Lego Ninjago Movie — now in theaters.
DAVE FRANCO (LLOYD)
“It’s pretty amazing. I feel like my career has peaked, and it’s downhill from here, but it’s surreal. I’m a huge fan of the Lego franchise and from the very beginning I’ve just felt so fortunate to be a part of this universe where I honestly don’t feel worthy. We spent two years recording this movie, and I swear to God, every time I went into the recording booth, I expected them to fire me. I just feel lucky to have made it to the end — just happy to be on this journey with everyone.”
ABBI JACOBSON (NYA)
“It’s cool, they gave us each two [Legos] because one is everyday clothes and one is the ninja version. It’s really funny because the everyday clothes version dresses exactly like me. I have to cut my bangs again and we’d be twins. It’s definitely weird [to have these Legos modeled after Nya because Ninjago] did exist already as a TV show and they totally rebooted it, but it’s bananas. I would never have imagined this as a kid. I sent them to my parents and they…went nuts.”
ZACH WOODS (ZANE)
“I don’t want to big-time you, but I’ve gotten a few of these Legos. I tip with them. I go to fancy restaurants, and then in lieu of gratuity, I just leave my Lego. I feel like a human god. No, just kidding. It’s interesting. The whole thing’s sort of surreal, to grow up surrounded by toys and then to have toys that are, in some way, connected to a performance you give is a very bizarre and slightly uncanny experience.”
OLIVIA MUNN (KOKO)
“It’s such a cool thing. No matter what culture you’re in, people know Legos and play Legos…If you went back and found me, 13, in a new school, playing on my Game Boy and out in the yard. Lunch time was the worst time, ’cause you don’t have any new friends. If you were to say, ‘One day, you’re gonna have a little Lego, and you’re gonna be the voice of a Lego movie,’ I would call the police. I’d be like, ‘There’s a crazy person talking to me.’ The fact that I have a Lego is not even in the realm of, ‘Oh, my gosh.'”
FRED ARMISEN (COLE)
“It’s surreal and it’s secretly one of the reasons you do a movie like this. To be honest, that’s the ultimate goal. If you have a figure that you can point at and say, ‘That’s me,’ it’s crazy. Now I can get pulled over for speeding and I can just…pull out the little Lego, and go, ‘That’s me.’ They’ll be like, ‘Oh, you’re fine. Nevermind.’
KUMAIL NANJIANI (JAY)
“It’s really exciting. When I first saw it, I almost cried. They had him, but I couldn’t take him home because it was a prototype or whatever. So I just held him for awhile, and then gave it back. But now I do have my own.”