#BGNPodcast In Case You Missed It: Cree Summer
Last week, Black Girl Nerds did a special Thursday night podcast with none other than Cree Summer, from A Different World and maybe every 90s cartoon known to people in my age group. It was an honor to speak with her, she’s well known for her voices but even just her natural voice is soothing. She was really kind, felt connected to the Black Girl Nerds “tribe” and basically invites us to hang out with her in Hawaii at HawaiiCon (if anyone wants to book my airfare, I’d totally do it!).
I grew up on Cree’s voice, including: Atlantis the Lost Empire, Tiny Toon Adventures, Rugrats, and Batman Beyond. A personal favorite? Danny Phantom. Long lost cartoon that I wish I could rewatch? Histeria!. Then later, after college, I finally caught up on all of A Different World, which helps revitalize my desire to write something like that for television. Cree’s career was unconsciously an influence for me without me even knowing she was involved in those projects.
Take a listen to hear her “pirate mouth,” advice to aspiring voice actors, and enticing descriptions of what it’s like at HawaiiCon (take me awayyyy!).
Followed the link from Twitter to your blog after reading your comments on Orphan Black on Twitter. Really like your blog and intend to start following it. The MVP idea on Orphan Black is a great idea.
Yay! Thanks for following! Once I finish the episode, I will check out your recap/review of the episode!
Aside from your geeking out during the interview, I think the sweetest thing of the podcast was definitely hearing Cree’s potty mouth. Loved it. Good job, girly! =)
Thanks Afiya! I really gotta reign in my geeking out! Others have noticed it lol. And I AM holding back too!
It’s sweet. Not to mention, it lets your guest know how much they mean to you. =)