Voice Actress & Comedian Grey Griffin joined Bold Life to discuss her voice acting career and her surprising role in the new Transformers prequel, “Bumblebee.”
Griffin is known for voicing many fan-favorite characters, like Daphne from “Scooby-Doo,” Vicky from “The Fairly OddParents,” and Azula from Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender” — and she showed off her varied voices during the segment.
Griffin discussed her role in “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” as the female Autobot Arcee. With the new Transformers film, “Bumblebee,” coming out on December 20, Bold Life asked Griffin if she was excited to see the film.
“I can’t wait. I have a two-year-old, a four-year-old and an eleven-year-old and they all love Transformers…it’s going to be very exciting. I can’t wait to take them,” Griffin said. On Sunday, December 9, Griffin surprised fans and revealed on Twitter that she is back as Arcee in “Bumblebee.”
Another of Griffin’s most notable roles is Daphne from “Scooby-Doo.” When asked about landing this role, Griffin — who has voiced Daphne since 2000 — revealed that she originally didn’t want to audition for the role because of her late mentor, Mary Kay Bergman, who played Daphne before her. She said:
“It was really intense…they gave me this tape and said, ‘Can you try to match it?’ And I was grieving and I said ‘I can’t listen to it because it’s just too painful to listen to her.’ I [didn’t] even want to audition for it but her husband was like, ‘You were her student. She loved you. She would want you to do this.'”
Griffin said she decided to go to the audition, but couldn’t listen to the tape with Bergman’s voice. She told Bold Life, “I just did what I felt — sort of, my take on it. And the engineer and the director said ‘Oh my god. We got goosebumps, you sounded so much like her.'”
While Griffin has spent most of her career in the acting business, she said she has always dreamed of being a comedian. Now she is fulling that dream with her first stand up, “My First Comedy Special,” which is now streaming on Amazon Prime and has five stars.
“I didn’t know if anyone would watch it besides my family…It’s way bigger than I ever dreamed,” she said.
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Photo Credit: Grey Griffin, IMDb