Turning Red: We Speak to Turning Red’s Rosalie Chiang and Sandra Oh

Dept. of Chats and Confabs


Turning Red, PIXAR’s brand new animated feature, and the first to be helmed by an Asian American woman, centers on a dorky teenage girl who uncontrollably morphs into a giant red panda. Directed by Domee Shi, the movie picks up and develops the complicated first-generation-immigrant mother-child relationship we saw in her first animated effort, Bao.

In this new video in our series of chats with the people behind PIXAR’s Turning Red, we spoke to newcomer Rosalie Chiang and Sandra Oh about their influences and their own personal pandas.

Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red introduces Mei Lee, a confident, dorky 13-year-old torn between staying her mother’s dutiful daughter and the chaos of adolescence. Her protective, if not slightly overbearing mother, Ming, is never far from her daughter – an unfortunate reality for the teenager. And as if changes to her interests, relationships, and body weren’t enough, whenever she gets too excited (which is practically ALWAYS), she “poofs” into a giant red panda!

Directed by Academy Award winner Domee Shi (Pixar short Bao) and produced by Lindsey Collins, Turning Red, features Rosalie Chiang as Mei, Sandra Oh as Ming, James Hong, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Ava Morse, Anne-Marie, Hyein Park, and Ho-Wai Ching.

Don’t forget to check out our interviews with Turning Red director Domee Shi and producer Lindsey Collins, production designer Rona Liu, visual effects supervisor Danielle Feinberg, and animation supervisors Patty Kihm and Aaron Hartline.

Read our review of PIXAR’s latest animated feature film Turning Red here.

For more interviews like this one, just head over to the Goggler YouTube page by clicking here.

Turning Red is out now on Disney Plus Hotstar.

The Adam Project Podcast
Previous Story

The Goggler Podcast #146: The Adam Project

The Adam Project Listicle
Next Story

11 Movies You Must Watch if You Liked Netflix’s The Adam Project

Latest from Interviews