Everything about Paddington is just lovely. The tone of the movie, the messages it provides and the atmosphere it creates, it’s all lovely. Even all of the prisoners in the film are lovely. Thankfully, when attending the London-based press junket for the eagerly anticipated sequel, we gathered that even the cast are all lovely.
We had the pleasure of sitting down with Hugh Bonneville, who plays Mr. Brown and his on-screen offspring, Madeleine Harris and Samuel Joslin. We discuss the collaborative process with the affable director Paul King, and what it is about this franchise that makes it so immensely popular around the world.
Meanwhile, we ask Harris and Joslin about the past couple of years in the wake of the original Paddington movie, and how much their lives have changed as a result. Finally, given Joslin’s character harbours a secret passion for steam trains, we asked the trio of their own hobbies outside of their craft.
Paddington undertakes a number of odd jobs to afford a unique pop-up book from an antique book shop – a present for Aunt Lucy on her 100th birthday. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to find the thief.
Paddington 2 is released on November 10th, and you can read our review here.