‘Pete’s Dragon’: Oona Laurence and Oakes Fegley on Memorable Moments from Filming

     August 12, 2016

With director David Lowery’s fantastic family film Pete’s Dragon now playing in theaters in theaters, I was recently able to speak with stars Oona Laurence and Oakes Fegley about the film. During the interview they talked about memorable moments from filming, what they collect, Pokemon Go, what it was like filming in New Zealand, working with David Lowery, and more.


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If you’re not familiar with Disney’s Pete’s Dragon remake, the film tells the story of an orphaned boy named Pete (Fegley) and his best friend Elliott, who happens to be a dragon. When a forest ranger (Bryce Dallas Howard) comes across a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home, who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon, she turns to her father (Robert Redford) for help in determining where Pete came from and the truth about this dragon. The film also stars Karl UrbanWes BentleyCraig Hall, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.

Check out what they had to say in the video above. Further down the page, below the official synopsis, are some recent links to our recent Pete’s Dragon coverage.

Oona Laurence and Oakes Fegley:

  • Memorable moments from filming.
  • What do they collect?
  • Are they playing Pokemon Go?
  • What would surprise people to learn about the making of the film?
  • What was it like working with director David Lowery?
  • Filming in New Zealand.

Image via Disney

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon.


For more on Pete’s Dragon, check out some of our latest write-ups:


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