‘Arthur and the Invisibles’ With the CorddrysWith the social girls still meandering their way back from St.Tropez, the only party action this week came from Hollywood types. At the premiere for the Weinstein Company’s live-action-and- CGI kids’ flick Arthur and the Invisibles — which stars Madonna, David Bowie, and Robert De Niro all skipped — we ran into actors and brothers Rob and Nate Corddry, who voiced animated miniature people in the film.
Us: How did you get in the mindset of tiny, made-up people who live in the grass?
Nate: I didn’t employ a moment of thinking in the two hours we spent doing these voices.
Rob: Not one second of preparation.
Nate: I thought about where the men’s room was and where craft services was.
Rob: “Why did I drink the night before? Now my voice is hoarse. Am I stealing money from these people?”
Us: Well, if you were a miniature person, what would you do?
Rob: I’d be all over the place, just pulling pranks. Crazy pranks! Like throwing hats off people’s heads, and tripping their dogs.
Nate: Like a poltergeist! I don’t care about being small. I’d like the ability to nap anywhere.
Rob: Isn’t that called narcolepsy?