VAMFR 033 | Interview with Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Part 1
Welcome to episode 33 of the Voice Acting Mastery: Field Report podcast!
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Buckle up, folks because Maureen is thrilled to share the first part of her interview with the phenomenal Mary Elizabeth McGlynn!
Mary Elizabeth is an industry veteran who has worked on both sides of the glass as both a voice actor and a voice director. Her acting credits include Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Governor Pryce in Star Wars Rebels, and Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe. She’s also an accomplished voice director having taken the helm on titles such as Tangled: The Series, Cowboy Bebop, and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Maureen has been eager to sit down with Mary Elizabeth ever since she first became a correspondent on the field report. Not only does Mary Elizabeth’s fantastic work speak for itself but she’s also wonderfully down to earth, hilarious, and open to discussing everything from advice for newcomers to the lessons she’s learned from failing and getting back up again.
In this first episode, Maureen explores how Mary Elizabeth got started as an actor and how her career progressed from graduate school, to guest starring on Star Trek: Voyager, to a fateful horse riding accident while filming the TV show Xena: Warrior Princess that eventually led her to voice acting. Then they discuss how Mary Elizabeth made her debut as a voice director on the anime series Cowboy Bebop! Maureen also talks about how Mary Elizabeth deals with imposter syndrome, which is a psychological pattern where one doubts their accomplishments. Then Mary Elizabeth shares some tips for how to talk to a director on your first job, and they conclude this episode by revealing which of her many characters was the most emotionally difficult for her to portray!
The VAM Field Report will be released on the 1st Wednesday of every month so stay on the look out for it!
Download VAM Field Report Episode #33 Here (MP3)