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The Nine Realms, Voice Acting

ComingSoon spoke to Dragons: Nine Worlds guest star Hayley Joel Osment on his Buzzsaw character, his love of voice acting, and more. The second season of the DreamWorks series returns to Peacock and Hulu on May 5th.

«The action takes place 1300 years after the events of How to Train Your Dragon, dragons are now just a legend for the modern world, ”says the series’ logline. “When a geological anomaly opens a huge fissure several miles deep on the surface of the Earth, scientists from all over the world gather at a new research center to study the mysterious phenomenon. Soon, a group of misfit kids, brought to the site by their parents, uncover the truth about dragons and where they’re hiding – a secret they must keep to themselves to protect what they’ve discovered.»

Tyler Treese: You have a very interesting guest spot on Dragons: The Nine Realms. You play as a spoiled teenager whose name is Leonard, but he goes by the alias Buzzsaw, which is very cool. And he runs this logging company? What did you find most interesting about this character?

Hayley Joel Osment: Buzzsaw was so much fun to play because he’s very extravagant and tries to portray himself as this outdoorsman and this tough guy who’s going to conquer the desert, chop down all the trees and become this lumberjack. But deep down he’s a spoiled and kind of fragile privilege child who really enjoys the finer things in life and has really quirky tastes and it’s hard for him to hide that part of himself. Even in the middle of the wild, he wants fine food and he needs a good cashmere sweater, and he truly appreciates the finer things in life, even though he tries to seem like a master of the wild. So it’s fun to play someone with that kind of insecurity. And he tries to hide them by acting like an angry psychopath most of the time.

Of course, and interestingly, this creates an origin story for the villain that can be revisited in the future. Are you looking to expand this in the future?

Absolutely yes. I’m not sure what the future holds for him yet, but it’s kind of crazy to see him just keep pumping up and raising the stakes the more connected they are to the dragons they get. In the beginning, he’s just trying to run a successful sawmill and, without revealing too much, eventually becomes a much more elevated version of himself and gains supernatural powers.

You recently worked with DreamWorks on the Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous series. What stands out the most when you work with this team?

They are a lot of fun to work with and, especially during the pandemic, we were still able to do this kind of work, even in the midst of self-isolation in 2020. There are some similarities between the characters I’ve played. jurassic world and to Buzzsaw, you know? Someone who has some insecurities and who tries to be more cool than they really are, and this results in them offsetting some psychopathic behavior in many ways. Even when I was just at home during quarantine, recording via Zoom with my own setup here at home, it was really fun to be able to sort of escape into these fantasy worlds when we were all trapped at home.

You’ve been doing voice acting for 20 years. Has your approach changed? Have you learned any methods to make sure you are not doing any harm to your voice? How much have you grown as a voice actor?

That’s a big part of it, don’t lose your voice when you yell a lot. It was funny, I just moved into a new house during the pandemic and have been recording many episodes of these different shows. And a lot of these shows required me to yell about dragons and dinosaurs all the time, and I thought, “What do the neighbors think happens here every day? There are a lot of screams coming from this bedroom! But it’s something that requires lots of tea and honey, as well as a little vocal warm-up so you don’t lose your voice when you scream for hours on end. But yes, with experience it kind of helped me learn how to get more volume and emotion without slamming my voice too fast.

Interview with Hayley Joel Osment

One of your most famous voice roles is Sora in Kingdom Hearts. When you do something like a higher register, how are you still doing that voice all these years later?

It’s a challenge. Luckily, for some reason, it’s easier to get that 14-year-old voice now that my voice has been converted to an adult register. The most difficult period of work Kingdom Hearts it was when I was an older teenager and my voice was still kind of changing, but I was trying to sound like I was still 14 years old. It took a lot of experimentation and hard work to make him sound like he’s still a kid. Well I guess he was, he was 11 too in a lot of ways because I was 11 when I first started and at some point Kingdom Hearts 2. And I’m like, «God, I hope he gets older soon and I can use my regular voice.» They had a storyline like «in fact, Sora goes back in time and gets even younger!» And I thought, “Oh man…” It made it even harder!

It’s very rare to stick with a role for 20 years like Sora did. How did you manage to grow into this role over time, since you have grown as an actor as well?

This is madness. This is by far the longest period of time I’ve had a relationship with one character. It’s great that Sora is such an unambiguously good and loyal friend, and has qualities that do not age in 20 years. If Sora was a bad person… it would be different if you played Walter White or something like that for 20 years, it would start to stress you out. But luckily, Sora has a sort of indefatigable sense of good cheer and friendship, and it’s not as exhausting as playing a villain for 20 years.

The trailer for Kingdom Hearts 4 has just been released and Sora seems to be in our world. How crazy was it just to watch this series progress and are you thrilled to give it new meaning while in a completely different world?

I’ve been playing video games since I was a kid, but I didn’t have much experience in such a vast world that Kingdom Hearts and such games represent. I remember when we did Kingdom Hearts 2 In 2005, the producers came up with this huge diagram showing the passage of time and how we will travel through time and how these parallel universes are present in the game. And behind it all is a really complex plot and lore that keeps fans in a relationship for a long period of time, but it also takes some study for me to make sure I keep the character consistent in every way. the rules of this reality.

Definitely, and you had another great voice acting role in the game, NBA 2K19, you played that dastardly agent. I know you’re a big sports fan, so how fun was it to be in this sports drama?

This whole system of creation 2K games are so much fun. I worked with director Christian Paperniak. He wrote and directed an indie film that I made with Mackenzie Davis and many other great people in that cast called Izzy gets fucked all over town. So before we only worked together on a regular movie, but we did 2K in a secret facility in northern California where you have all the mockups and these giant warehouses with all the lasers and special lights… I’ve never done anything like that. before. We had some interesting AI special effects that used this kind of technology, but doing it for a video game was just a whole process. It was like preparing for laser tag every day. Some combination like Throne and laser tag where you’re in this special suit with balls and cameras hanging on a cable in front of your face to capture all your expressions and all. Technically, it was quite an adventure.

With Jurassic World and then this one, you were able to be a part of these huge iconic franchises. You’ve got Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Kingdom Hearts, and everything related to Disney. How cool is it to be a fan, just to be a part of these franchises that you were already a fan of?

Yeah. this is really insane. 2K was like that, being in the game with real sports stars. I had one free throw, so it’s a feather in my hat that I made one free throw in that game. But yes, work on some of these franchises and do things like Jurassic Park and ninja turtles, things that I have been a fan of since I was a child. It’s crazy to look back and think I had a small role in all those big franchises.

It’s been so much fun watching your career grow over the years. You had great roles in The Boys and Silicon Valley. What is your process when it comes to choosing roles? You do a lot of dramas, you do a lot of comedies, you are a very versatile person.

Thank you! I feel very lucky because my main goal in this business is to try to play as many completely different roles as possible. The voice acting is a big part of it, because when it’s animation, you can play all sorts of characters that aren’t tied to your appearance. In terms of live performances, when I read scripts, I’m just looking for characters that I’ve never played before. Luckily, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a lot of really creative people and create characters that take me in new directions, which is always what I’m looking for.

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