Now that they have conquered the small screen, not to mention countless villains, the diminutive do-gooders of the Cartoon Network's The Powerpuff Girls
are setting their sights on a new goal: to sell as many movie tickets to adults as children. But even with their special gifts, can the wide-eyed sisters, whose first feature is due out next year, possibly accomplish their mission?
E.G. Daily, who supplies the voice of Buttercup (aka the green spitfire), certainly thinks so. "The show is very hip," she suggests to TV Guide Online. "When I'm in a recording session and see the producers and writers in the booth, they look like some kind of an alternative [rock] band. That's why the show is so hip the guys themselves are. They come up with the most twisted ideas."
Still, if the actress (Pee-wee's Big Adventure) and singer (whose latest CD is available through her egdaily.com website) were to choose a superpower for herself, it wouldn't be the ability to come up with off-the-wall plots that are guaranteed to make grownups giggle along with their offspring. "I'd probably want superstrength," she muses, "like to be able to pick up things."
Things such as her four- and two-and-a-half-year-old daughters? "No, I already have that strength," she laughs. "I've developed those muscles quite well, actually. I'd want enough superstrength to pick up cars or, in an emergency, a building."