LazyTown stands stronger than ever. The company's relatives are big-hearted and seem to have every reason to be optimistic about the business in the coming years. "We have just become part of the Turner group, which in turn is part of Time Warner. Those agreements were finalized late 2011, and the purpose, among other things, to bring on board an owner who has the right distribution channels," say...
Stefán Karl Stefánsson is still making a breakthrough in his role as The Grinch in the United States. Stefán Karl has traveled with the live show throughout the United States and recently performed in Dallas, Texas. On that occasion, Stefán was interviewed on the morning show Good Morning Texas where he told them, among other things, that he did not know English before he was offered the role of Robbie Rotten in LazyTown.
“At that time I didn’t speak any English,” says Stefán Karl about when he was invited to take on the role that put him on the map. Stefán explained in the program that LazyTown had started as a musical at the National Theatre, where he and Magnús Scheving then started talking about the possibility of making a TV show. “And he was crazy enough to go through with it.”
Stefán says that he got his friend, who was an English teacher back home in Iceland, to teach him English. “You have to teach me English now!” I told him, adds Stefán Karl. “Since we had no time to immerse ourselves in books, we just went to a cafe and I told him about my life in English and he just corrected me straight away. Then I moved here to the United States in 2005.”
Stefán also took the opportunity to read from the story When The Grinch Stole Christmas at a children’s hospital in the city. Stefán will be in Iceland until the middle of the week, but then he will go to Canada, where he will perform for the next three weeks.