Exclusive Interview with the Voices of Disney/Pixar Incredibles 2: Voyd (Sophia Bush) #Incredibles2Event Friday 22 June, 2018

I was hosted and sponsored with an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to cover #Incredibles2Event #PixarFest #BigCityGreensEvent. Thank you Disney for the opportunity! 

I really have been having an incredible time share with you all the interviews I have been given the opportunity to have with the voices of the Incredibles 2 film. The final interview was with Sophia Bush, who plays the voices of one of the newest superheros in the Incredibles 2 movie. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, she is young, with bright blue vibant hair with superpowers and she is also a super fan of Elastic

Sophia Bush as Voyd. ©2018 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Voyd is the new character in Incredibles 2 is that is super fan of Elastigirl who is eager and nervous about being a superhero.

Sophia Bush is an actress and activist known for her role on the television drama series One Tree Hill. She greeting us with a geunine smile and shared with us her 30-Day-No-Throwaway challenge in which is only use reusable things as much as possible. She encouraged everyone to join her and be more conscious of what we are throwing away. What a super way to start the interview! 

On the excitement of being casted for the Incredibles 2 by Brad Bird. 

Sophia: I opened my email and there was this letter from my agent, and I sort of started having an outer-body experience and like couldn’t figure out what I was reading, because I got very emotional.

And I opened the PDF, and the scan that was attached to it was the actual letter from Brad Bird on Pixar letterhead offering me the part, telling me who Voyd was, asking me to come and join the Incredibles family. And at the bottom of the page are all of the Incredibles family in like this beautiful 2-D drawing.”

I was like what?!  And I screamed so loud the whole restaurant turned and looked at me. I was morbidly embarrassed and also very excited. I said “I don’t understand how this happened” and he said,” well, you know, years ago you came up here to learn about animation”, and I did. I spent a day like asking all of the animators crazy questions about code, like a total nerd. It was the best day of my life. And he said, “You know, what we started to do was look for something for you knowing how excited you are about this whole universe.” They take samplings of your voice from other jobs. So, they basically cut generic enough sentences of your dialogue and then cut it together with the other actors in Pixar films and figure out who’s voice they like the sound of your voice with and they liked me and Holly’s voices together. I was like she’s a queen! I am dead! Like, all of my dreams have come true.

Sophia expresses the “girl power” that was expressed heavily in Incredibles 2

Sophia: I told Brad he’s clearly psychic because this movie was three years in the making. So, this was pre the Time’s Up conversation being had. This was pre a lot of these studies about gender parody and even current stages of pay disparit and our lack of paid family leave in this country. Even when we look at some of the statistics that have come out about how many dads are actually now the stay-at-home parent, how many women earn equal to their male partners, how many women are actually the primary bread winner in their households. This movie manages to talk about identity and empowerment with not an ounce of tension, with so much humor.

So, this film was ahead of its time, in a way, when it was written and when it began. And I think it’s so smart, because a lot of these conversations when we talk about the data around gender, people are like, oh, my God, you know, especially people who don’t agree with us, who don’t wanna hear about race, who don’t wanna hear about sexual orientation. It makes them tense. And this movie manages to talk about identity and empowerment with not an ounce of tension, with so much humor.

It welcomes everybody to the table. I’ve not heard a single guy be like, oh, that’s like a woman’s movie. They love the movie. And I’m like, yeah, because women’s issues are just life. It’s not — ‘they’re just issues.’ They’re everybody’s issuesAnd these are family issues. They really are for everyone. So, I think it’s really refreshing in a time where people are a bit tense about where all of this goes from here to remind them that it can go to a place like this, that instead of ‘othering’ people we should welcome everyone to the table, because if everyone puts their own personal brand of magic on the world, the world gets better.

SUPER DREAMS – When Elastigirl is called on to lead a mission to bring back Supers, she meets a group of new Supers who aspire to join the ranks, including Voyd, a mega-fan whose superpower is the ability to divert and manipulate objects around her. Featuring the voices of Holly Hunter as Helen aka Elastigirl, Sophia Bush as Voyd, Phil LaMarr as Krushauer and HeLectrix, and Paul Eiding as Reflux, “Incredibles 2” opens in U.S. theaters on June 15, 2018.. ©2018 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

On how Sophia prepared herself to become Voyd and be the ultimate fan girl and super girl.

Sophia: For me, I had to think a lot about who this girl is. You know, Violet is a teenager. Voyd is a young woman. She represents, to me, so many of the girls who I spend so much of my life talking to, girls that are in high school, college, post-college, trying to figure out who they are.

And the way that I related it was this, I thought a lot about being a young girl in this world of the Incredibles, who has powers, who thinks it’s the coolest. And then you see people like you become illegal. And your parents tell you, you have to hide who you are because you could be jailed. You could be killed. You could be subject to harassment. But you grew up looking up to Elastigirl. She was on your TV. There’s no one in your town like you.

She is that idol who made this girl, who had to dim her light for so long, feel like eventually everything was gonna be okay. And you see her expressing her identity. Like, she has turquoise hair and a side shave. This is a bold expression of her inner radicalness, but she’s had to hide her biggest magic. And she gets to meet the person who made her feel like one day it was gonna be okay. And that made everything about why she just couldn’t figure out how to hold it together.

It made it really, really personal for me, because it was something that’s a fight I’ve been a part of in my real life, and it helped me own the moment for this sweet girl in the recording booth.

If she can have superpowers in real life which ones would she have?

Sophia: I would love to have Voyd’s powers. No like. They’re really badass! I think about convenience, and whatever the power is that would allow me to teleport, I’d like that. ‘Cause like I have to get on a red eye tonight. Do you know how happy I’d be to just like grab my bags and twitch my nose like Samantha from Bewitched and just be in another city? Like, no more TSA, no more bad airport food, no…it would be the biggest game changer of my life. I would love that.

One the one this she wish more people knew about the creative process of an animated film.

Sophia: I wish that they would do a sort of behind-the-scenes package for people to see the stages, because if you know how many layers of tech — I mean it’s literally like — it’s like a lasagna. It’s like layers and layers and layers and layers and layers of code and specificity. And there’s a whole pass on the movie done just to animate hair. And there’s a whole pass on the movie done just to put the right textures in clothing. It’s so crazy. My character is a woman in STEM. She literally manipulates space time. It’s so cool to me. So, to talk to women about how science, technology, engineering, medicine, these are fields that they should be in. That is very exciting to me. So, I think that the people at Pixar were probably like “We just needed you to come and do a thing.” I was like “Please tell me all of the things.”

After the interview she encourage used to do the Voyd pose! I love interactive photos and this made this really fun! Sophia was a joy to interview, love her energy and the extra girl power energy Voyd brings to the movie. She is definitely the “void” the Incredible 2 movie needed!

Telecommunications guru Winston Deavor enlists Elastigirl to fight crime and make the public fall in love with superheroes once again. That leaves Mr. Incredible with one of his greatest challenges ever — staying home and taking care of three rambunctious children. As Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack offer him a new set of headaches, a cybercriminal named Screenslaver launches his dastardly plan — hypnotizing the world through computer screens.


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Did you see the Incredibles2? How did you like Voyd’s character?

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