Joan Cusack on Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
05.22.08 by REELZ
I recently had the pleasure of talking with actress Joan Cusack in an interview to promote her brother John's indie war satire, War, Inc., which opens this weekend.
Cusack (Joan, that is), also happens to be starring in the next American Girl Doll movie, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, which opens on the July 4 weekend. She revealed that she plays a librarian with a mobile book cart (like the '30s version of one of those library vans). Her role was not one originally in the American Girl lore. "It's something they added on," she explained.
A mother of two boys, Cusack was new to Amerian Girl mania . "I did have a somewhat commercialized view of American Girl," she admitted, "but at the end of the day, I was a convert. They're great stories for girls. I was shocked at the content of it."
So what's so great about Kit Kittredge and American Girl? "It's totally empowering," she said. "This one's about prejudice, which is fascinating, too. Kids get all that. They get it more than anyone because they're still feeling."
Keep an eye out for more from Cusack on War, Inc. tomorrow.