Anderson was the first of the American actors to record her dialogue. A long-time fan of Miyazaki, she came to PRINCESS MONONOKE knowing what to expect from the Japanese master – and still was surprised. “It’s such a spiritual film,” she says. “The look is so stunning and the characters are so rich and layered. And I was very excited to try to capture the wisdom and maternal loyalty of a 400 year-old wolf watching over the forest.”