Sausage Party: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Offer An Exclusive Look at the Characters
'Sausage Party': Get to Know the Delicious Characters
Move over, Pixar! Step off, DreamWorks! Minions, Shminions! Sausage Party is the R-rated CGI adventure that we've been fervently waiting for. Meet the animated stars of the new culinary comedy, introduced to you by Sausage Party co-writers/co-producers/madmen Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, ahead.
Frank the Sausage, voiced by Seth Rogen
SETH ROGEN: Frank is the hero of the tale. He is a hot dog who has been led to believe he'll get to go inside of a bun finally. Frank's a little different from the other hot dogs. He longs for proof or evidence of their belief system. He has the layers of illusion peeled away. He starts a deep believer who just has some nagging suspicions basically. But I think by the end of the movie, he's much more agnostic.
Carl the Hot Dog, voiced by Jonah Hill
Evan Goldberg: Carl's a bigger jerk than Frank.
Rogen: He encompasses the whole-hearted belief-system. He's a little hornier. He's very bun-focused. Jonah plays him. He's not ultimately the best friend to him in the end.
Goldberg: We always knew Jonah would be one of the main characters. We composed [the idea for Sausage Party] with Jonah. It was inevitable he would be somebody. It brought back some fun nostalgic memories from our days on Superbad.
EW: Does Sausage Party share a cinematic universe with Superbad?
Goldberg: No, it doesn't. But me and Michael [Cera] realized it could share a cinematic universe with This Is The End. The Seth Rogen that is portrayed at the end of the movie, in the smoke, could be the Seth Rogen of This is The End.
Barry the Hot Dog, voiced by MIchael Cera
Goldberg: He's the runt of the litter.
Rogen: He goes from being the most wimpy, cowardly to the most heroic badass throughout the length of the movie.
Brenda the hot dog bun, voiced by Kristen Wiig
Rogen: Brenda is a very independent bun. Whereas Frank kind of has his eyes more and more opened by what's going on around him, she kind of becomes more and more affirmed in her beliefs, and blames the bad events on her lack of faith and her lack of commitment to the order of things.
Goldberg: When we started talking about Brenda, we wanted the funniest woman on Earth, and Kristen is the funniest woman on Earth.
Lavash, voiced by David Krumholtz
Rogen: He is a very noble and proud piece of pita bread. He has a very tumultuous history with Sammy Bagel, Jr. and his side of the aisle, and feels as though they are occupying an aisle that is rightfully his. Throughout the movie, he and Sammy Bagel have more in common than they do with what keeps them separate. I think they learn a lot.
Sammy Bagel, Jr., voiced by Edward Norton
Goldberg: His character lives cross the aisle from Lavash, on the kosher side. He gets pulled into the situation by Brenda when they fall out of the cart, and is with the group as their Woody Allen-y companion. He and Lavash clash the whole way, because they do not believe than can co-exist and get along. Edward is a good friend of ours. When we told him about this project, he flipped and became obsessed with it. He wanted to do the character, and he wanted to do the character so well that people thought it was Woody Allen, and not him. He was a huge champion for the project. We didn't know Salma Hayek very well, he badgered her to do it.
Teresa the Taco, voiced by Salma Hayek
Rogen: Edward Norton is the one who got Salma Hayek to be in this movie, not us.
Goldberg: Much to our complete amazement, she said yes! Teresa's someone they pick up on their journey. When they fall off the cart, they go through the Mexican aisle, and they have an encounter with Teresa, who promises them they will help them get back to their aisles.
Rogen: She realizes that she might have feelings for Brenda that go against her belief system, and maybe make her want to question how things are in the store. You guys are dealing with some heavy topics here. People are going to walk away with a lot of food for thought. I did not mean to say that.
Goldberg: This is a launch for the next movie, where we start a religion.
Rogen: We're L-ronning it all the way to the bank!
Potato, voiced by director Greg Tiernan
Rogen: He is a potato.
Gum, voiced by Scott Underwood
EW:If you could do a Puss in Boots spinoff from Sausage Party, who would you focus on?
Rogen: Gum. Gum is the most intelligent being alive. He was under the desk of a brilliant scientist for years and years, and I think maybe following Gum's origin story would be a very interesting movie. It would be a lot like that movie with Eddie Redmayne.