Zach Galifianakis 'sounds like an egg'

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Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots (voiced by Antonio Banderas) becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. Salma Hayek voices the character of Kitty Softpaws & Zack Galifianakis voices Humpty Dumpty.
October 27th, 2011

Zach Galifianakis thinks he sounds like an egg.

The 42-year-old actor - who has played roles in 'The Hangover' movies, and 'Due Date' with Robert Downey Jr. - takes on the roll of Humpty Alexander Dumpty, in 'Shrek' spin-off movie 'Puss in Boots', and he believes he was chosen because he sounded particularly like the nursery rhyme character.

He said: "It's still an overweight character, even in animation.

"When I got the job, I asked questions like, "Do you want me to change my voice? Is there a certain accent you want me to do?" And, they were like, "No, just talk." I was like, "Oh, I guess I sound like an egg, in real life. I didn't realise."

But it's not all sour grapes for Zach, as he also admitted he would love to do voice-over work again.

The bearded star told Collider.com: "Not a lot of jobs, in general, do you leave your job and feel like it's really easy and fun. I'd love to do it again."