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Julia Sawalha will not be reprising her role as Ginger in the upcoming Chicken Run sequel

Actress Julia Sawalha has announced she will not be reprising her part in the forthcoming Rooster Operate sequel, professing movie-makers explained her voice was “as well aged”.

Sawalha, 51, voiced the guide character of Ginger in the initial 2000 Aardman film, but has apparently been informed she will be changed by a younger actress in the new film.

Posting a assertion on Twitter, Sawalha advised lovers she had been “plucked, stuffed & roasted”, right after she was knowledgeable by email that she would not be reprising her part in the new movie.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29:  Julia Sawalha attends the "Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie"  World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square on June 29, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Sawalha was apparently informed her voice is ‘too old’ for the purpose
370922 01: Ginger, with the voice of Julia Sawalha, shows the chicken flock how to escape from Tweedy''s Egg Farm in the clay animation comedy ''Chicken Run'' premiering June 23, 2000. (Photo by DreamWorks)
Chicken Operate is the greatest grossing halt-movement animation movie of all time

“The purpose they gave is that my voice now seems ‘too old’ and they want a more youthful actress to reprise the purpose,” she wrote.

“Commonly in these circumstances, an actress would be specified the prospect to do a voice test in purchase to ascertain the suitability of their pitch and tone, I nevertheless was not supplied this prospect.

“I am passionate about my do the job and I will not go down devoid of a fight, so I did my very own voice take a look at at dwelling and despatched it to the producers.”

She extra: “Today I been given a incredibly kind and thoughtfully composed response from a person of the creatives, outlining their final decision, most notably indicating ‘Some of the voices (not yours, I agree) absolutely sound older’.

“However, they mentioned ‘We will be heading ahead to re-cast the voice of Ginger’.”

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“I went to fantastic lengths to demonstrate to the creation that my voice is nigh on the very same as it was in the unique movie.

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“If they will be using some of the initial solid associates… let’s be frank, I truly feel I have been unfairly dismissed.

“To say I am devastated and furious would be an understatement.

“I sense completely powerless, anything in all of this isn’t going to rather ring legitimate.”

Sawalha’s assertion also joined as a result of to the video clip of her reading for the job, dependent on clips from the primary movie.

It is also understood that the character voiced by Mel Gibson, Rocky, will also be recast, evidently for the very same rationale.

Chicken Run is the optimum grossing stop-movement animated movie of all time and the sequel will be produced by Netflix, reportedly subsequent 12 months.

Netflix declined to remark on Ms Sawalha’s assertion. Sky Information has attained out to Aardman Animations.

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