Sophia Bush voices Voyd, the super-hero in turquoise hair and super teleportation powers who admires Elastigirl in Incredibles 2.
Sophía Bush arrived gorgeously in a copper-colored suit, to the room at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills where we welcomed bloggers with applause.
Sophia Bush gives the voice to Voyd, a girl who due to the ban on superheroes had to hide her abilities from the world, like many other superheroes.
She has the superpower to teleport objects, people, and herself, making holes in space. Voyd is an Elastigirl mega-fan.
SOPHIA BUSH interview
Sophia, like the other Incredibles 2 voice actors, told us that she recorded her voice separately. “It’s just Brad (the Director of Incredibles) and you in the studio. He’s a phenomenal director and like any director, he really put the film in his head.
So guessing, obviously knowing that Holly (Elastigirl) and I are going to have a conversation (in the movie) just like we’re talking about, but having no idea how she’s talking, how fast she’s talking, how strong, what her intonation is. So I had to think about what would be happening at the scene and guess.
In my case, I had to think a lot about who this girl is (Voyd) you know, Violet is a teenager, Voyd is a young woman and represents for me, many of the girls I spend a lot of time within my life talking, girls who are in high school, college, post-college, trying to guess who they are.
And the way I’ve been in it was this, I thought a lot about being a girl in this world of the Incredibles, who has powers, who thinks she’s very cool. And then you see people like you who become illegal and your parents tell you that you have to hide who you are because you could be imprisoned, killed, you could be subjected to embargoes.
But you grow up admiring Elastigirl, she was on your TV. There’s no one in your city like you, but you have an idol and you know she shone and the way she came to me as a specific idea, is when I thought about intersectional activism, what I thought about being a woman for all women.
I think a lot about my level of privilege because women don’t have enough privileges, but as a white woman, I have more privileges than many other women, and I think there are difficulties in society for people who are not accepted either because of their race, gender or sexual orientation.
Sophia told us that she thinks she listens to her sweet friend super hero, Debra Messing talking about how she is, when Will and Grace was on the air and she knew some gay boys from small towns where maybe they were the only boy or girl judged and rejected.
They’d meet Debra or Erica McCormick. And over and over again the kids would say: I grew up in a place where they wouldn’t accept me and I saw you on TV and your character taught me that everything would be better for me and that one day I could be who I am.
Elastigirl is Debra Messing for Voyd, that idol made this girl, who had to soften her light for a long time, feeling that eventually everything would be fine. And at the same time expressing his identity. Like her, she has turquoise hair and the one side of her head shaved.
This is an expression of its radicality, but it has to seconder its most grammatical magic. And sore to meet the person who made her feel that one day everything would be fine.
Incredibles 2 focused on strong women
Like a woman who’s very involved in activism for Hollywood women, who meant to you that it was a film focused on strong women?
Well, I told Brad he’s really a psychic because you know, this movie had been going on for three years. This was a pre-in many of these studies about gender parody and even at the current stages of pay disparity, our lack of payment of (maternity) leave in this country, the actress said.
Even when we look at the statistics that have resulted in how many current parents are left working at home, how many women earn the same as their male peers, and how many women are the main providers in their home.
“This film manages to talk about identity and empowerment without an ounce of tension, but with a lot of humor.” It welcomes everyone, I haven’t heard a man say — oh it’s like a women’s movie. They love the movie,” he said.
Sophia Bush concluded the interview with the following: “Instead of discriminating people, we should accept everyone as they are, because if everyone puts their own personal brand of magic into the world, the world will be better.” I think we should get Congress to see this movie.
From there we went to take the picture of the group and he asked us to put our hands like when Voyd uses his powers.
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