Friday, December 2, 2005

‘King Of The Hill’ Star Is Queen Of The Voiceovers

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Doing voiceover work might be easy for your wardrobe but it can be unspeakably difficult.

That’s the opinion voiced by Pamela Adlon, who does the voice of Bobby Hill on the long-running Fox comedy, King Of The Hill.

She says doing voiceover work is different than other types of acting because, “you have no time to prepare. When you do a play or a film, you can read up on a role or work with a coach, but doing voiceovers you have to fly by the seat of your pants.”

That approach has worked for Adlon, who says she was cast as Bobby by a combination of luck and the fact she has “a good ear for voices.”

As she puts it, “You can’t just give a flat read, you have to add color and variation to the words.”

Of course, some parts require a lot less. She recently recorded voices for toys and admits she had to do retakes because the producers felt she was putting more “texture” than could fit on a computer chip.

Adlon is currently working on King Of The Hill but she will also be heard in Squirrel Boy, a new animated series debuting next summer on the Cartoon Network.

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