Like the other people who have the blood of Indonesia, for example U.S. President Barack Obama, he missed Indonesian food.
“My favorite food is Indonesian fried rice,” said Pierre Coffin with a laugh in an interview published Indonesian VOA website.
Animated film career actually began his schooling at Gobelins in Paris, France.
45-year-old director did not deny when asked if he was of mixed Indonesian-French and sons NH Dini. However, he admitted that he could not speak Indonesian and did not follow her mother works.
“It’s a little weird because my mom works have never been translated in French, so I have not read his classic books. I do not know the true perception of the people about my mother,” he said.
However, he knows that many people who admire her work. He knew little about the work of her mother from her mother’s friends information in France.
“Because I do not understand the words of Indonesian, so I often ask my mom friends. Obviously I’m very proud, but also ashamed of myself because it turns out he wrote a lot about us as a family. Actually I am very eager to read the book- book, “he added.
As a family diplomat, Pierre explained various cultural backgrounds he learned and experienced as a child, including the cultures of Indonesia.
He said that as a child she was often invited to the Indonesian Embassy in the country where they settled. Until now, she admits she still remembers the rhythm of traditional Indonesian music that always brings back memories of the past.
“Indonesian Food, for me, is the most delicious dishes all over the world. Indonesian And, in my opinion is a very beautiful language, like music,” he said.
So, when he voiced in the movie Despicable Me Minions, he was using the Indonesian language among other languages.
“Every funny word I use with interesting ways, you may hear me use the word ‘terima kasih’,” he said.
Nevertheless, the word may not be clearly heard as fact that is emphasized is the sonority or resonant voice.
Hollywood film director has indeed remained humble despite the fame and success. Diverse cultural backgrounds make Pierre considers this success is not the main thing for him. For this son of NH Dini, happiness actually come from the family, his wife, and his children.