MICHAEL ANTONAKOS, ASASSIN\'S CREED ODYSSEY
Michael discusses his voice over role as Alexios in Assassin\'s Creed Odyssey
PODCAST EPISODE 300
We hit our 300th episode!
SHIRA TAYLOR: BODAK CONSENT
Shira Taylor talks about Bodak Consent and SexT
Preview night has become one of my favorite nights at San Diego Comic-Con. It is the only night I can tolerate the Exhibit Hall, which becomes way too crowded once the con kicks off on Thursday. I didn’t go shopping this year (I had to be very disciplined). Check out photos of all the cool things I didn’t buy though!
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I was lucky enough to attend the I Know That Voice panel during San Diego Comic-Con this year because everyone knows that putting a group of voice actors in one room with microphones is always a good time!
Lee Lawson is both an actress and a writer based in Toronto, Canada who can be seen playing a diverse range of roles onscreen. She can be seen in independent films starring as as a soldier dealing with PTSD in director Tamara Moos’ Kavod, a young teacher navigating the childhood crush of a gifted student in Hue’s Theatre and as Leaf Girl in Joëlle Wallinga’s conceptual collaboration with child writers; Cave Big, Cave Small. We chatted with her about her journey in acting and her upcoming projects.
Tell us more about yourself and what inspired you to become a creative person and pursue acting. What has that journey been like for you?
Hi! so happy to be chatting with you! It’s funny; I certainly wasn’t the typical actor kid. I was quite shy; a day dreamer. It took me a really long time to find my way into onscreen acting. I always felt this instinctive pull towards story telling, but theatre never fit quite right. It was so freeing when I finally discovered the Independent film scene. In front of the camera I felt like there was no distance to contend with. For me, acting for camera is an incredibly intimate experience. My artistic journey has been all about finding the right medium, material and community to work within.
Asian American ComiCon was one of the best conventions I’ve been to in awhile, possibly a new favorite of mine. When I planned to attend the convention, I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew there were a couple of interesting panels I wanted to see and George Takei will be there. Definitely enough of an incentive to go, especially just to show support to fellow Asian-American creators and the community.
The afternoon turned out to be one of the more memorable and inspiring day I’ve had as a creative person and as an Asian woman.
There is a lot to celebrate when it comes to the latest Spider-Man “reboot”—besides the movie actually being really, really, really amazing. The best Spider-Man movie yet in my humble opinion. I am totally biased though, Spider-Man is my favorite Marvel hero. Although, I admit, Spider-Man 2 with Tobey McGuire still holds a special place in my heart. Alfred Molina as Doc Ock. Can’t deny, fam.
Still, Spider-Man: Homecoming did an amazing job casting a diverse group of actors and since I am Filipino, I had to talk about the outstanding performance by Jacob Batalon as Need Leeds.
Seriously… Batalon is a gift.