Alex MooreLatest answers
Ever watched Monty Python? If yes, whats your favorite skit?Deadpool-Sama-Senpai
I exist, so I've watched MP. Favorite skit would have to be either Dead Parrot Sketch or The Four Yorkshiremen.
What was your favorite subject in school?Deadpool-Sama-Senpai
English. I really enjoy reading.
I am very impressed by your vocal range! Between low-pitched characters like Lim and high-pitched characters like Mitsuba/Suzuno, which is more challenging? Do you enjoy one or the other better? Either way, you have amazing talent!Kyle Collins
Thanks! For me, maintaining a higher-pitched voice is the more challenging. When I was working on A Certain Magical Index, I had to constantly listen back to the first initial recordings I had done for Agnese, as I would get tired and drop pitch between takes.
Having a wide vocal range and being able to switch back and forth quickly has been incredibly beneficial. Some directors like bringing me on for bit parts on other shows because I can vary my voice enough to play two or three one-line bit parts, sometimes in a single episode. I call it "six for the price of one."
I like doing both. Lower-voiced women in anime don't come up often, so it really behooves one to learn a higher-pitched voice just for the sake of getting consistent work.
Can I lick the bottom of your shoes clean if I give you $100 :p
Sure. Do I mail them to you or...?
So... first time in the booth (alone). What was it like?
It was a little daunting. Luckily, it was just straight VO, no flaps to match, since it was the opening narration to Date A Live, so I only had to time it out.
Favourite YouTube channel whenever you have some time to kill?
I don't really hang out on YouTube, but I do enjoy ERB, PostModern Jukebox, and Honest Trailers.
out of all the characters you voiced as over the years which one do you think that was favorite one
I love them all. It sounds like a cop-out answer, but I love all of them, from Mitsuba to Suzuno, to Lola, all the way down to Boy 7C.
Hahahaha when was the last time you were given a wedgie?
For a challenge could you give a man a piggyback and how much weight can you hold ?
Just tested this with the HSG. I can pick up at least 155 pounds and do a waddle-run. So yeah.
Did voicing Lola in One Piece hurt your throat?
She did, mostly because Lola was my first "character" work when I had started working as a VA. I wasn't used to the long hours ( I will never work five straight hours again) and since I was new, I wasn't really familiar with the process or the archetypes, so there was a lot of coaching. Doubly so with Lola, we completely reworked the original voice I had auditioned with into what you hear now.
How was your Wedding day/ Halloween night Was it Fun and Exciting
The parts I remember, yes!
when is your Big Wedding Day and Who are You getting Married to If i may Ask
We're getting married on Saturday! And out of respect for my lovely Fiance's privacy, I'd like to not name him.
You were awesome as Suzuno! You're one of my new favorite voice actors! :)
Thanks! That's very kind of you!
What's your favorite musical?
Hmm. Good question. I have to break it up into periods here, Pre-1980 "Classic Broadway" and Post- 1980, the "Disney-fication of Broadway". This is when ALW hit the scene, and B'way became more family friendly and 42nd got a huge makeover.
My favorite "Classic" is "Kiss Me, Kate" by Cole Porter. His work was where I started getting into musical theatre. it's just a silly show and the songs are impeccable. Ever revival gets more and more fantastic.
My favorite "Contemporary" is "Book of Mormon" by Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Peter Lopez. It's subversive, incredibly funny, smart, and would be the kind of musical I would write if I had any talent at all.
What was it like playing a crazy character like Agnese?
[POSSIBLE SPOILERS] I loved playing her. Though she be but little, she is fierce. As a voice actor, however, I only get glimpses of her for seconds at a time. The whole story never becomes realized until I see a finished product. (I don't always watch an anime in Japanese and then get cast in a role on the show. I feel that it lends itself toward creative plagiarism to try to copy someone else's performance. Not cool.) I can answer it retroactively, but to do so, I have to argue against the question.
A crazy person never thinks she's crazy. Agnese believes that she is doing the right thing; her religious zealotry is what makes her an effective leader and gets the other nuns of the Church of the Cross follow her almost blindly. I never her approached her as insane, just very committed to her convictions. She lies to Toma and Index about her true motives, but she sees it a necessary way to recover the Book. In flashbacks, we know she was out on the street on the Church took her in and cared for her. Perhaps in exchange, she pledged herself wholeheartedly to the cause, no matter what it may actually fight for or knowing fully what it would ask of her. One fights to protect family, and this just happens to be hers.
How long have you been in Funimation?
Since July of 2013, so still kinda new.
What's the greatest, most satisfying part for you about working as an actress/VO Actress?
My answer would be the same in either stage acting, or voice over: That conversation some one strikes up where they saw something I (or any actor) in and it motivated them to do something new. Sometimes it's just following you on twitter, or watching a new series because it's like that one, or reading a new book, or seeing more theatre, or whatever. Because I was having fun onstage or in the booth, someone else discovered something new for themselves. That's a cool feeling.
Are there any video games or movies you're particularly fond of?
Of the gaming variety, I love the Assassin's Creed series. As a whole, it looks more beautiful and more immersive with every iteration. The narrative is engrossing and keeps me questioning as to how it all fits together. It makes me want to buy the next one, not out of brand loyalty, but as a "reader" of the story. That's what it's doing correctly (needs more badass women, though, IMO)
Movies are harder to pin down, personally. Any given day at any time, I could give you any title, depending on how my day's been going. My ol' standby is Stanley Tucci's "The Imposters", which he directed. Basic plot: Two down-on-their-luck actors accidentally stow away on an ocean liner and find out there's a bomb on the ship. If you like smart slapstick-y love letters to the 1930's, this is it.
What's your most favorite anime you've ever watched?
My favorite anime would probably be the original Vampire Hunter D. That's really even one of the very first ones I watched, so it really made an impression on me.
what do you think about this app chatous
I don't use it. Never even heard of it.
I really loved you as Suzuno and you seem like a really funny gal! :D Also, how did you speak Ente Isla's language so fluently?
Thank you very much! I have my moments of funny. Ente Islan took me a few times to get right. That day was one of my very first days of recording, so I was very determined to do things correctly. I wanted to avoid sounding like I was reading it off the page, so while we'd be in a hold, I'd be figuring out which words were the important words in the sentence. That way, it would sound like a "native speaker", flowing quickly and easily. According to Chris Bevins' commentary track on the DVD, I picked it up more quickly because I didn't have anything to unlearn. On the flip side, however, I had no actual 'dub training' up to this point. I referred to my time recording with him as the "Bevins Boot Camp." My favorite word was (phonetically) "ik-cah-NOY-ti-cha" which I think means "additionally."
What was your first role in anime?
A lot of my stuff has been released out of order, but my first hours in the booth were as the Narrator for Date A Live.
Have you had the chance to deepen your voice considerably for a role yet in anime?
Hmmm, well, my voice is naturally lower than most women's, so me playing someone like Suzuno is putting a voice on. I show up as the evil scientist Kusakabe in A Certain Scientific Railgun and she is quite low, but that's just a shade or two lower than how I really sound. Lola in One Piece will hit some very high and very low as the show progresses.
What can you do that others can't do?
Hold my DNA at this particular moment? I mean, let's face it; if I really am one in a million, that means there are seven thousand more just like me. There are only two who carry nearly the same genes as me.