Holly Hunter is best screen mum

Last updated 18:03 08/03/2013
Holly Hunter
Getty Images
SUPER MUM: Holly Hunter won the honor of best screen mum for her role in The Incredibles.

Relevant offers

Film

Heavenly Creatures locations 20 years on Birds of a feather in Rio Walker's brothers to help finish Fast & Furious Kiwi stuntwoman lands exciting roles Sneak peek at one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's last roles Look who stripped at the MTV Awards O'Brien promises nudity at MTV Movie Awards Why the vampire movie is hard to kill Mickey Rooney to be laid to rest in Hollywood They've built a near masterpiece

Holly Hunter got a boost on International Women's Day with the news that her animated character Elastigirl topped a UK poll for best screen mum.

The character, voiced by Hunter in the 2004 Disney Pixar film The Incredibles, was voted ahead of Harry Potter's mum Lily in the survey.

Hunter, who is about to appear in Jane Campion's series Top of the Lake, said that Elastigirl was a great role model for today's women.

"I think she's so intuitive and so compassionate," she says.

"She has incredible power and I think she has great judgement that's accompanied with the power... and she's a lot of fun." 

In an interview last year with IFC.com, The Incredibles director Brad Bird said he wouldn't rule out a sequel to the much-loved  film.

"I really love those characters and if I can figure out a whole story to do I would do it," he said.

And Hunter agrees: "I think it would be so much fun."

Ad Feedback

- AAP

Special offers
Opinion poll

Which film do you think should take the Best Picture Oscar?

Gravity

12 Years a Slave

Dallas Buyers Club

American Hustle

Philomena

Her

Captain Phillips

The Wolf of Wall Street

Nebraska

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content