- Stars of Disney Pixar's new film Brave visit Edinburgh for special preview
The stars of Disney Pixar blockbuster Brave left Edinburgh yesterday after welcoming the world’s press to Scotland.
Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd and Robbie Coltrane – who voice Princess Merida, Lord MacGuffin and Lord Dingwall – spoke to journalists from around the globe attending special previews before a gala dinner.
But they took time out to chat to the Sunday Mail about their own Disney memories.
All the stars are proud to be part of Brave –the story of Highland princess Merida – which will have its European première when it closes the Edinburgh Film Festival on June 30.
It goes on general release in the UK in August and Kevin hopes Scots moviegoers will be delighted by the way that the country is depicted.
He said: “It is a love letter to Scotland. It really conjures up the feel of the country – the wind is blowing, the sea is flowing and everything is covered in ferns or moss and always in motion. It is a very textured landscape and you see this in the movie. Everything looks so real and vibrant.
“They have managed to capture the lush texture and the rough, primal nature of the Scottish landscapes in a beautiful way.”
The preview ended in a spectacular dinner on Friday at five-star Prestonfield House, in Edinburgh, where Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis performed two songs from the Brave soundtrack.
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