Phyllis Smith

Disney Pixar Announces the Voice Cast for ‘Inside Out’ with Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader

Disney Pixar Announces the Voice Cast for ‘Inside Out’ with Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader

More D23 news has come in. Disney and Pixar has announced the main voice cast for their upcoming animated comedy Inside Out, which arrives in theaters June 2015 from Up and Monsters Inc. director Pete Docter.

The movie takes place inside the mind of a little girl named Riley, with her brain's five emotions serving as the main characters. While the casting of Riley wasn't announced, it was revealed that an ensemble of comedic talent will be taking on each of these five emotions. Lewis Black, known for his irate stand-up routine, will be voicing Anger, Bill Hader will play Fear, Mindy Kaling will voice Disgust, Amy Poehler will personify Joy, and Phyllis Smith rounds out the cast as Sadness.

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EXCLUSIVE: Phyllis Smith Talks ‘Bad Teacher’ Blu-ray

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 18th is director Jake Kasdan's hilarious summer comedy Bad Teacher, which stars Cameron Diaz as Elizabeth, a drunk and disorderly educator hoping to land the sugar daddy of her dreams. Appearing alongside Cameron Diaz is The Office's lovely Phyllis Smith, who plays an earnest, kindhearted fellow high school instructor that gets seduced by the wicked ways of the Bad Teacher.

We recently caught up with Phyllis to chat about her role in the movie, the fact that she has not yet seen the unrated director's cut, and her continuing role on Season 8 of The Office. She also let us in on her road to stardom as a comedic actress. Check out our conversation below.

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EXCLUSIVE: Phyllis Smith Talks ‘The Office’ Season 8

This month, Phyllis Smith co-stars opposite Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake in the hilarious comedy Bad Teacher, coming to Blu-ray and DVD October 18th. We recently caught up with the NFL cheerleader-turned-casting director-turned-actor to chat about the movie. We also chatted about Season 8 of The Office, which is currently airing Thursday nights on NBC, and returns with an all-new Episode October 20th.

As you may know, there have been some big changes on the sitcom in the past year. James Spader has joined the Dunder-Mifflin staff as the new regional manager, Robert California, and Ed Helms's Andy has taken over boss duties from Michael Scott (the recently departed Steve Carell. How does Phyllis feel about all this?

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EXCLUSIVE: Cameron Diaz Talks ‘Bad Teacher’

Some teachers just don't give an F! Bad Teacher stars Cameron Diaz as a foul-mouthed, stoned out, ruthless teacher vying to win over a handsome substitute (Justin Timberlake) in the hopes of never having to work again. Jake Kasdan directs this raunchy R rated comedy, which also stars Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake. David Ozanich recently caught up with the Bad Teacher herself, Cameron Diaz, for a 1:1 exclusive chat about the film. He also met with her co-stars Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith, and Thomas Lennon. To check out all of our interviews, click on the clips below.

Bad Teacher was released June 24th, 2011.

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