In this episode of Media Mavens Riley and I talk to Fryda Wolff, voice actor for Sara Ryder, the protagonist of Mass Effect Andromeda. It’s a long episode but a good one. Fryda has so much knowledge to share about voice acting, among other things.
Guest and intro
We invited Fryda Wolff, recently announced as the voice of Sara Ryder – one of the two protagonists in Mass Effect: Andromeda – to the show. We talk about voice acting, working with Bioware and what we hope for in the future of Mass Effect.
What we’ve been up to
- Netflix show: Meron (Mark Meron)
- Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking
- Heroes of the Storm
- Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
- Atelier (Netflix)
- Chewing Gum (Netflix)
- Crazyhead (Netflix)
- Limetown podcast
Interview/discussion with Fryda (00:26:00)
- The voice acting/voice over process/ day in the life of a VA
- Favourite/least favourite aspects of voice acting
- SAG-AFTRA rates (union vs non-union)
- Video game acting vs commercials/other industries
- SAG-AFTRA and the VA strike
- Will game devs ever unionize?
- (1:04:00) Sound design & first experiences in the games industry
- (1:13:00) Why do we hear the same VAs everywhere?
- (1:19:00) The experience of working with Bioware for Mass Effect and
- (1:29:30) Do VAs ever get to act with other VAs together?
- (1:36:00) Were you a fan of Mass Effect before being cast as Ryder?
- (1:38:00) Playing as yourself in a game and learning from it
- (1:44:00) What are you hoping to see or hear from fans?
- (1:54:00) Being online 24/7 and keeping your health intact
- (2:02:00) Creating the brother/sister dynamic in Mass Effect
- (2:11:00) How does the ME universe stack up against other roles you’ve taken on? What are you hopes for the series going forward?
- (2:19:00) Any franchises you’d like to work with in the future?
- (2:22:00) Favourite voice actor or mentor?
- (2:30:00) What information were you given when you started working with Bioware?
- (2:34:00) What was it like working with Octodad? In your professional opinion, is he the dadliest catch?
- (2:36:00) Final comments to fans looking forward to playing
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