Peter Dinklage On His First Animated Movie, ‘Ice Age 4’: “I felt like I was doing everything wrong”

Game of Thrones‘ actor Peter Dinklage recently spoke to Moviefone about his role as the evil pirate ape Captain Gutt in Ice Age 4, that’s currently out in theaters, and his work on the HBO drama as Tyrion Lannister.

When asked about how he was cast in the kid’s movie in his first voice role, Dinklage shared how movie heads reached out to him for the part. “They called my agent and asked if I would be interested. I was nervous the first couple of [voice] sessions, because I was new to it. I felt like I was doing everything wrong. Steve [Martino] and Mike [Thurmeier], the directors, were there, and they just allowed me to explore it and have fun with it and try a couple different voices. I don’t know if that happens all the time, but they were just open to my ideas. It was just a great way of working. But I always thought I was going to be fired after the first couple of sessions.”

When asked why he was afraid he would be fired, the talented performer replied: “It’s much easier to watch. I often don’t see what I’ve done or I cringe when I watch myself. This one I could completely sit back and enjoy. And I’d never done a 3D movie before, and that was pretty unique. It’s part of the fun of being an actor — trying new things.”

The New Jersey native also touched on the topic of playing the evil characters fans known him best for.  “Bad guys are complicated characters. It’s always fun to play them. You get away with a lot more. You don’t have a heroic code you have to live by.”

Check out a clip of Ice Age 4 below.  The movie was released on July 13th.

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