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Martin Freeman: 'The Pirates was everything I don't want acting to be'

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Martin Freeman has revealed that he loved voicing a character in The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists even though it wasn't his ideal acting experience.

The Hobbit star, who voices Pirate With Scarf, revealed that the animated film was unlike any project he'd worked on before.

Martin Freeman

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The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

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"It's nothing like making a film or being in a play, it's actually, on the face of it, it's everything I don't want acting to be," Freeman said, reports Flicks and Bits. "I don't want to be alone, the thing I love about acting is the other people you're doing it with."

He continued: "The process of it is definitely not what I got into acting for to be fair. I got into it for good stories, which is great, but also hopefully the process is a bit more community based. For the most part you're alone recording this. There were times when I was with other actors, but not many times.

"It's a very prolonged process as well. As an actor you don't ever really get to do this, you don't normally get to do 25 different readings of "Captain!" without punching the director. But with this you were really happy to be there, you're in the zone."

Hugh Grant, Salma Hayek and Jeremy Piven round out the cast of The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists, which follows the adventure of a group of rowdy swashbucklers competing for a Pirate of the Year award.

The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists opens on March 28 in the UK and on April 27 in the US.

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Watch a trailer for The Pirates! in an Adventure with Scientists below:

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