My dream of becoming a princess has become as real as it ever will. This week I got the message that I had been scouted for an audio-book project. Sweet, I thought. When I show up at the time and address given to me, I found out that the project was a movie, not a book. And I was casted to play three parts- the main princess and two younger children. The bulk of the recording time was spent on the princess's role, as hers was the main one. "Just use your natural voice, you're perfect" they said. I delivered my lines in the soundbooth while the movie played in front of me. In the recording studio, the animator, producer, and sound technician all gave me direction, sometimes simultaneously. When I did things well, I got six thumbs up from across the glass. Voice acting has got to be my favorite kind of acting job because you get to be someone else entirely. Putting on costumes and make-up is one thing. But to be eternalized as a cartoon princess in a Russian movie is my dream come true.
The writer of Not Home Syndrome can be seen wandering around Moscow, searching for pour-over coffee