KZ: Hi Ferdia! You play Artemis Fowl, who is a 12-year-old genius and a criminal mastermind. What’s the most inventive thing you’ve ever created?
F: I like to draw a lot, I used to create comics when I was younger about a pig who fights crime called the Dark Pig.
KZ: Hi Lara! You play Holly Short, who is an elf and a LEPrecon officer. What was it like being Holly in the movie?
L: Holly was an amazing character to play. I grew up reading Artemis Fowl and loved her from the beginning. She is courageous and daring and speaks up for what she believes in. It was an honour to play her and bring her to life.
KZ: Was there a scene or line that someone just couldn’t get through without laughing?
F: We had a lot of those types of scenes. Generally, Josh [Gad, who plays Mulch Diggums] was the main reason. We had really good fun on set constantly.
L: My first day filming with Josh Gad was incredible. Every take he would surprise us and try something new which resulted in Ken, Ferdia, Nonso and I falling around the place laughing.
KZ: Can you share any behind the scenes secrets?
F: I think that would be a really good question for Ken and the filmmakers on Artemis Fowl. I’m sure they have a lot of good stories about the process of making a film like Artemis Fowl.
L: Unfortunately a lot of the magical creatures and places are not real...
KZ: Which actor is most like their character?
F: I honestly don’t know. We are all very different to our characters.
L: Ferdia Shaw is such an amazing Artemis Fowl. Just like Artemis he is incredibly smart and has a great sense of humour.
KZ: Artemis is a pro in many different fields! If you could declare yourself as the Best In The World at something, what would it be?
F: I wouldn’t describe myself as the best at anything, I prefer to try out lots of things and do my best at them all.
KZ: Which cast member is the most likely to secretly be a magical creature, and why?
L: I believe Judi Dench is secretly a fairy... She is just a magical person to be with and she is so kind and wise.
Artemis Fowl is streaming exclusively on Disney+ from June 12, 2020!
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