Danny DeVito thinks he was an ''obvious'' choice to voice the Lorax in the film of the same name because of his diminutive, rotund shape.
Danny Devito thinks he was an ''obvious'' choice to voice the Lorax.
The 'Taxi' star thinks it was probably a ''no-brainer'' that he was typecast to play Dr. Seuss' iconic furry children's book character in the film of the same name thanks to his diminutive, rotund shape.
He said: ''I went, 'Wait a minute. When did he write this book? Was it before or after he saw me in 'Taxi'?' But it was before.
''I don't know if it's a no-brainer, but you do go, 'There's a Lorax? Hmmm? Danny Devito!' I was happy that I was chosen and I think Audrey, Dr Seuss' widow was happy too.''
He explained: ''I think there has been a give-and-take in my career. But there's a give-and-take with everything you do. There are obvious roles that mean you go to Danny for this part or that part.
''But it's serious work that I do, it's serious business.''