As far as I know, I am the only blogger that has been able to interview the biggest stars of the movie, namely these guys
Larainy: Yutu, let's start with you. How did you get involved in this project?
Yutu: Actually, that's a funny story. I was hanging out in Malibu where I like to spend a couple weeks in each summer. I caught the eye of a casting director when I surfaced doing a particularly spectacular move I call the three-quarter side whammy splash. He signed me on the spot.
Larainy: How about you, Kirima?
Kirima: Have to give a shout out to my agent, Herschel Levine. He has been getting me great whale roles for nearly 13 years. Love ya man!
Todd: I was spotted doing my regular show at Sea World, San Diego.
Larainy: I didn't know there were any gray whales at Sea World.
Todd: (laughs) Well, the secret had to get out sometime...I'm not actually a whale, I'm a dolphin.
Larainy: You're kidding.
Todd: Nope. They have a gal doing makeup that is absolutely incredible. 4 hours in a hammock and lots of foam rubber changed me every day from a puny dolphin to the gray whale you see on the screen.
Larainy: Wow, you had me at your first splash. I had no idea.
Todd: Yeah, the advances in marine makeup have really opened up a lot more roles for me. I'm reading for the part of a giant squid in a remake of 20,000 leagues under the sea.
Larainy: How authentic is the story of "Big Miracle"? Did they get it right?
Yutu: It's the usual Hollywood crap, pardon my French. The three gray whales they spent so much time rescuing were actually cousins of mine and they were completely ticked off by the whole ordeal.
Laraine: They didn't want to be rescued?
Yutu: Listen, those guys have more connections underwater than you can shake a piece of driftwood at. They had a hundred ways to get out of that jam, but after the cameras showed up they felt like they had to go along.
Larainy: Todd, I understand this is you in the shot with Drew Barrymore. What was it like working with her?
Larainy: Well thanks guys, I understand you're all in a development deal with Jim Carey for a comedy version of "Moby Dick". Good luck with that.
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