Renée says Jerry first told her about the movie at a charity function. "He said, 'Well, I'm thinking about this thing about this bee that sues the human race when he finds out that we're exploiting the bees for their honey,'" she says. "And I said, 'Wow, that sounds really great. Tell me about it. He goes, 'Well, that's really kind of it.'"
A few years, numerous 4 a.m. rewrite "epiphanies" and a few hairstyles later, Renée says she is happy to finally be able to tell her friends to check out the film. In the time it took to finish Bee Movie, Renée says she made three other movies!
Jerry has nothing but praise for Renée's talents. "She has got one of those amazing voice gifts that she can put her whole performance into her voice," he says. "It comes on that screen, it's just, like, boom. It's like the character comes to life. In animation, the hard part is to make this thing seem like it's alive. She brings life with just her voice, and not a lot of actors can do that."