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TORONTO — America Ferrera said Tuesday she’s not interested in reflecting on an incident at the Cannes film festival last month in which a prankster stuck his head under her gown.
“I tried not to give it any energy,” Ferrera said of the moment Vitalii Sediuk rushed the red carpet and stuck his head under her dress.
“People like that want the attention and giving it to them would be our bad,” the actress said Tuesday on Global Toronto’s The Morning Show, “so I try not to give it any energy.”
Ferrera, 30, is also not keen to offer too many details about a third Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie, in which she will reportedly reprise her role as Carmen.
“It’s in the works, so we’ll see,” Ferrera said.
Ferrera and Canadian actor Jay Baruchel are in Toronto promoting How To Train Your Dragon 2, the sequel to the 2010 animated hit.
Ferrera and Baruchel provide the voices of Astrid and Hiccup respectively in both movies as well as the spinoff TV series.
“We’ve been living with these characters longer than any character I’ve ever played,” said Ferrera.
Baruchel said of Hiccup: “There’s a very thin veneer of a difference between the two of us. He’s just a part of me.”
Baruchel said he is currently writing the sequel to 2011’s Goon, which he hopes will start shooting next year. He’s also getting ready for his mother Robyne’s wedding later this month.
The 32-year-old actor, who lives in Montreal, was born in Ottawa — not far from where How To Train Your Dragon 2 writer-director Dean DeBlois grew up.
DeBlois, 43, explained why the Dragon movies appeal to both children and adults.
“We try to tell stories on two levels,” he said, “so if anything gets dramatic and serious and something that speaks to the adult audience, we try to make sure that there’s a through-line there for the kid audience as well.”