Shakira has proved that her hips truly don’t lie by requesting Disney to make her upcoming Zootopia character “curvier”.
The Colombian artist voices an energized gazelle called, err, Gazelle, in the new film due for release on 26 February.
In any case, when Shakira was initially acquainted with her creature adjust conscience, she was vexed to find that makers had made her “excessively thin” as she needed Gazelle, making it impossible to be a solid good example for youngsters.
“I love that she is opinionated and she cares about her people. She feels she has a social responsibility,” the 39-year-old told reporters at the film’s world premiere in Barcelona.
“I feel like her and I have a common denominator. When the directors told me about her I said ‘That is me’, but she was too slim so I asked them to give her more curves and put more meat on the bones. She needs bigger hips so she has them now.”
Shakira noticed that she has “things in like manner” with Gazelle from the shade of eyes and hair to her dress sense. She added that she identifies with Gazelle’s feeling of “social obligation”, a mindfulness that she “has an impact on the people who follow her and listen to her”.
While Shakira has invested a lot of energy making music in recording studios, she found the procedure of voicing a character distinctive.“It’s a process in which you have certain creative licence but different to the kind you have as a performer,” she said.
“I thought they were going to animate before I recorded the voice but it was the opposite; they recorded my voice to capture the emotions of the scene and then animated the character to my voice to reproduce the expressions. It was interesting for me.”
Shakira’s song “Try Everything” features on the Zootopia soundtrack and she plans to return to music in March. Shakira’s “Try Everything”features on the Zootopia soundtrack