We’ll see a more mature Smurfette when The Smurfs 2 opens in theaters later this month, according to the woman who voices the character, Katy Perry.
In the sequel, Smurfette is kidnapped by the villainous Gargamel and taken to Paris. There, he hopes to harness a spell she knows to transform Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties into actual Smurfs.
Calling the story line “really heartfelt,” Katy tells Entertainment Tonight, “It's like everybody goes through these, kind of, coming-of-age growing pains, questioning existence.”
She adds, “In some ways, she's almost, like, turning into a teenager. She's like, 'Why am I here? What am I doing?'”
The Smurfs 2 debuts July 31.
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