In October, “My Little Pony: The Movie” will be released in theaters across America.
In the animated film, Kristin Chenoweth plays Princess Skystar, the princess of the “sea ponies.” As you might be aware, “My Little Pony,” a children’s cartoon popular with little girls, has another, more unusual fan base: young adult men who call themselves Bronies (a portmanteau of “bro” and “ponies”). It sounds a bit creepy — okay, it is a bit creepy — but adult fans of the show maintain that it features outstanding writing. They obsess over every detail of the program like comic book fans at an X-Men movie. They are also known for dressing up as ponies and buying body pillows featuring the rainbow-colored characters. Anyway, you get the picture.
Chenoweth said she has yet to encounter a Brony in person and that the prospect makes her “a little nervous.” Fair enough. But to our surprise, Chenoweth had a message for all the Bronies out there. Here is her communiqué to the Brony community:
“I am a little nervous if I am being honest with you. I don’t want to be trampled or gotten mad at because I wore the wrong color mane. I think the Bronies could be nervous about me, too. I could be wrong, but I am fixing to find out.
“So I have a message for the Bronies: I am really honored to be a part of this history. This is ‘My Little Pony’ history, okay? And I am not out to do anything weird. I am trying to stay right on their brand. I am honored to get to be in it, although I am in it pretty briefly. But I hope I do you proud.”
Read our full profile of Chenoweth here.