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Chicken Run star Julia Sawalha “furious” as she's axed from sequel for sounding “too old”

28 days ago   |   By Radio Times

Chicken Run star Julia Sawalha has announced she is not being cast in Netflix ‘s sequel Chicken Run 2 for sounding “too old”.
Posting on social media, the actress (who voiced lead Ginger in the 2000 stop-motion comedy) said she was “devastated and furious” at the news, saying she had “officially been plucked, stuffed & roasted”.
Sawalha, 51, said that, after sending a voice test to producers , she was told the role would be recast.
Chicken Run 2 announcement!
I have officially been plucked, stuffed & roasted.
If you are interested, do read what I have to say about it. ageism...
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Julia Sawalha furious after being told she is 'too old' for Chicken Run sequel

Julia Sawalha furious after being told she is 'too old' for Chicken Run sequel

28 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Actor feels ‘plucked, stuffed and roasted' having been informed the voice of Ginger in the upcoming Chicken Run 2 will be recast Julia Sawalha has said she has been “plucked, stuffed and roasted” after being told that she would not be cast in the forthcoming sequel to the hit Aardman Animation film Chicken Run as her voice sounded “too old”. In the original film, released in 2000, Sawalha voiced the lead role of Ginger, the plucky hen who inspires her fellow egg-layers to escape from a farm when they are threatened with being turned into pies. News of the development of a sequel first...
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Julia Sawalha Claims She's Been 'Plucked' From Chicken Run Sequel As Voice Sounded 'Too Old'

Julia Sawalha Claims She's Been 'Plucked' From Chicken Run Sequel As Voice Sounded 'Too Old'

28 days ago   |   By Huffington Post

Julia Sawalha has claimed she has been “plucked, stuffed and roasted” after being replaced as the voice of Ginger in the upcoming Chicken Run sequel. She has accused the makers of the upcoming film of ageism, after she was told her voice sounded “too old” to reprise the role. The actor - best known for playing Saffy in Absolutely Fabulous - had been hoping to voice Ginger in the new film, which Aardman Animations is creating for Netflix 20 years on from the release of the original. However, in an open letter, Julia said she'd been informed “out of the blue” via an email to her agent that...
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