Before Mike Myers took Shrek to an unprecedented high, there was one other actor in charge of giving Shrek life. Back in 1997, Chris Farley was in place to voice the gentle green giant. Unfortunately, following his untimely death, Myers took over the role, and the rest is history.
However, a story reel featuring Eddie Murphy’s Donkey and Chris Farley’s Shrek was released, showing fans what could have been. Farley’s take on Shrek is noticeably different from Myers’, as he’s reminiscent of Farley’s brand of sweet, but uppity character. The video is a good teaser showing what Farley’s voice over work was like, and it’s unfortunate that we’ll never be able to find out what could have been.
If you want to get more of your Chris Farley fill, you can check out the documentary I Am Chris Farley in select theaters now, or you can wait for the VOD and home media release next Tuesday.