George Takei Jokes He Was Insulted When Asked To Play Obese Cat in 'Paws of Fury: Legend of Hank'

Actor George Takei talks Paws of Fury

George Takei reveals he grew up in East Los Angeles and speaks Spanish. The iconic Star Trek actor schooled me after mispronouncing his surname with a language lesson. He also joked that he was initially insulted when asked to voice an obese cat in PAWS OF FURY: LEGEND OF HANK. Watch the most entertaining interview. 

George Takei voices a samurai cat named Ogha in the new animated feature, PAWS OF FURY: LEGEND OF HANK.  Ogha is the right-hand cat to the evil, scrawny ruler Ika Chu, and the physically in-shape actor says he was a bit insulted to be playing such an obese character but the filmmakers assured him he's all muscle on the inside. 

PAWS OF FURY also stars the voices of Michael Cera, Ricky Gervais, Samuel L. Jackson, Gabriel Iglesias, Mel Brooks, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Yeoh and Aasif Mandvi. 

PAWS OF FURY: LEGEND OF HANK opens in theaters July 15. 

Official Synopsis

A hard-on-his-luck hound Hank (Michael Cera) finds himself in a town full of cats who need a hero to defend them from a ruthless villain's (Ricky Gervais) evil plot to wipe their village off the map.  With help from a reluctant teacher (Samuel L. Jackson) to train him, our underdog must assume the role of town samurai and team up with the villagers to save the day. The only problem… cats hate dogs!


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