Will Arnett — who voices the Missing Link in Monsters vs. Aliens, which opens today — has only just begun to forge a new career as a voice-over actor. Arnett will lend his vocal cords to the role of an English teacher named Ennis Hofftard in Fox’s animated TV comedy Sit Down, Shut Up (premiering April 19) from Mitch Hurwitz (Arrested Development). He has also accepted an uncredited role in Eva Adams, a drama pilot from Kevin Falls (Journeyman) that’s under consideration for fall, in which he plays a misogynist trapped in a woman’s body.
“I am having a great time doing voice work,” Arnett told EW while attending the Monsters premiere. “I have found a niche. Maybe I should only do animated stuff from now on. Myabe the Arrested Development movie should be animated. I bet more people would have watched our show if it was animated. They’d have gotten confused and thought it was for their kids. That’s a huge audience. Or maybe I shouldn’t be that excited about it. Maybe they just give me the work so my face won’t be on screen.” (Reporting by Carrie Bell)