Despicable Me 2 is full of many adorable creatures — of course in the form of those silly yellow minions — but we’re also talking about the three young girls ex-villain Gru has adopted.
The sequel to 2010 animation hit Despicable Me features Gru’s new daughters — Margo, Edith, and Agnes getting in on the action as Gru takes on a formidable new criminal alongside the Anti-Villain League. Dana Gaier, the New Jersey-based 15-year-old who voices mischievous tomboy Edith, chatted with EW about voice recording for both movies, why she thinks the minions are so popular, and what inspired her to create the anti-bullying website Got Your Back.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What do you remember about when you found out you got the part of Edith for Despicable Me?
DANA GAIER: I flew out to L.A. for the call back. I was 11 then, in sixth grade. After I did Edith’s lines, I was in the kitchen, got something to eat, and one of the producers came in and said, “We have some really bad news.” And I was like, “Oh my God,” and I was about to be heartbroken, and they were like, “You’re gonna have to stay here all day, ’cause we want you to record the role!” And I started jumping up and down. I was freaking out. READ FULL STORY