The Owl Home could also be formally over, however the love for the present — from each followers and the folks behind it — lives on. At this yr’s New York Comedian Con, Sarah-Nicole Robles, the voice of plucky human Luz; Cissy Jones, the voice behind stern witch Lilith; and Avi Roque, who voices secret insurgent bard Raine Whispers received collectively to debate their time on the present.
Amid speaking about their very own voiceover journeys and admiring the cosplay of followers within the viewers, the three actors received sentimental concerning the sheer affect of the present. Jones mentioned that in her time as a voiceover actress, she’s by no means seen such a vibrant and linked fanbase.
“It’s a cartoon!” she laughed. “Nevertheless it’s a lot greater than that. I’ve been a part of among the greatest sport franchises on the planet — Name of Responsibility, Fallout 4, Baldur’s Gate, Starfield — and it’s superb, however I’ve by no means been a part of something like this. I’ve by no means seen something like this.”
Rocque was additionally touched by the present’s monumental fanbase, particularly due to the big variety of illustration. The position of Raine Whispers was their first voiceover position in animation, and that chance notably resonated with them.
“It means loads,” they mentioned. “To be Avi, and to be non-binary and to make use of they-them pronouns and to voice a personality that additionally makes use of they-them pronouns. I like to listen to the way it has impacted folks. I at all times say you may’t overplay the ability of illustration; it truly is life-changing and life-saving. I’m simply in utter bliss.”
Robles additionally expressed appreciation for attending to voice a personality who she carefully recognized with on a number of ranges.
“I virtually by no means get to play an individual of shade,” mentioned Robles. “As an actor, you at all times discover one thing to narrate to in your character. So primary, Luz is an individual of shade and I used to be like, oh my God. Not solely is she an individual of shade, she’s Caribbeana — she’s Dominican, I’m Puerto Rican. On high of that, she’s a bit of nerd who doesn’t slot in? I used to be like, That’s me! It was actually enjoyable and releasing. After which episode 3… I used to be like… I’m kinda getting vibes from her… is Luz bisexual? And Dana was like, Yeah, clearly.”
Attending to voice a personality that she deeply recognized with was already thrilling, however seeing the fan response to Luz and the present as a complete was one other stage of transcendent.
“That’s so cool, so validating, and so enjoyable,” she gushed. “I had no thought how massive this present could be. All of us received by way of the pandemic collectively, which I believe made it much more particular. This present received me by way of — not financially, however emotionally. I can nonetheless escape to the Boiling Isles with you guys.”