When it comes to antagonists on The CW’s The Flash, Amunet Black is one which stands out. A brutal crime boss who has occasionally assisted Group Flash earlier than going proper again to being an antagonist, she’s witty, intelligent, and really excessive — and that excessive bit is thanks, partly, to the accent that Katee Sackhoff makes use of to carry the pleasant and generally demented Amunet to life. The character is sort of totally different from a few of her different live-action work, however in line with Sackhoff, it is her voice work for Robotic Hen that helps her create the far more colourful Amunet.
Sackhoff not too long ago informed that voice work permits her to be excessive and contact on her theater roots, one thing that helped her carry her distinctive Amunet to life.
“Yeah, completely. I imply, that is one of many issues that I completely adore in voice work and on this avenue of labor is that you just’re allowed to play characters that aren’t aesthetically a personality that you’d have the ability to play in actual life, and that’s all a part of voice work,” Sackhoff stated. “Your voice is what’s being offered and what’s being purchased, and your creativity through which you embody that voice. And so, it does will let you exit of… For myself, somebody who, who you are proper. I attempt to exist in a realism in my work that may be very snug to view as a result of it isn’t one or the opposite, it is all the time the correct first response, the way in which that most individuals stereotypically would react to a scenario. And I do suppose that voice work permits me to go excessive to the place I began again in theater, which is once I was 14 years outdated, I used to be enjoying a grandmother on stage. That is what you do. You play a personality and voice work lets you try this.”
She continued, “And so I do imagine that it retains that craft tuned, if you’ll, to have the ability to go and play characters like Amunet Black over on The Flash. As a result of the voice is what I first determined that I wished Amunet to be, and it is how I pitched her to the producers once they introduced her as much as me. I stated, ‘I would like her to have an excessive, unrealistic, British, Mary Poppins, arch nemesis accent that you could’t place.’ And so they had been like, ‘Why?’ And I stated, ‘Why not? She’s a comic book e book character that’s not primarily based on actuality in any approach, form or type. Why not?’ I believe the voice is what created that character. And I believe that is additionally why folks like her a lot. As a result of love or hate that accent, it is fully identifiable away from anybody else you’ve got ever seen on The Flash. You hear that voice, you already know who it’s instantaneously, and that is the ability of voice.”
Sackhoff additionally spoke about Amunet’s voice — in addition to that of her Robotic Hen character, Bitch Pudding — is one that’s extremely identifiable, even for individuals who aren’t common followers of the collection.
“I imply, perhaps inside the universe, yeah, folks knew Starbuck with out seeing her as a result of they had been viewers of the present. Identical with Vic. You may completely determine a voice if you’re a viewer of a present,” Sackhoff stated. “There is no such thing as a character that I’ve ever achieved, aside from Amunet Black or Bitch Pudding the place you already know who they’re with out even opening your eyes. And you have solely in all probability have to have seen the present as soon as, noticed the character as soon as. You do not even must be conversant in it. So yeah, positively the voices for certain.”
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