America Ferrera continues her journey as Astrid in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Along with the TV series Dragons: Riders of Berk and Dragons: Race to the Edge, Ferrera has been immersed in the franchise’s universe for over nine years.

“For me it rivals any big epic out there,” said Ferrera. “The Star Wars type epics. The Harry Potter type epics. The fundamental themes that we relate to as humans. Relationships and change and stepping into your destiny and the courage and the bravery it takes to live the life you’re meant to live. I think Dean (director Dean DeBlois) and the entire team protected the heart of the movie so fiercely that no matter how big and exciting the action and the animation got, it was always grounded in truth and in heart and I think that is what is going to make it have a legacy that goes beyond this generation.”

Click on the media bar to hear Ferrera talk about the joy of working on the How To Train Your Dragon franchise.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is now playing in theaters.

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