At Kraken Con, we were given the opportunity to hold small press conferences with each of the guests of honor. Robbie Pleasant of G33k-HQ and California Conventions Blog, Justin Jayubo of Nerd Gazette, and Bart from Team Misaki Studios asked each of them questions about their work, experiences, and thoughts on a range of subjects.
First up, we have Sarah Williams. You might know her form her work in video games as Peacock from Skullgirls or Jinx from League of Legends. If not from there, then certainly as Sayaka from Madoka Magica, Nonon from Kill La Kill, and Lisbeth in Sword Art Online, among several other notable voice roles.
You can watch the entire interview in this video, but here are a few notable excerpts.
On #PerformanceMatters: “I’ve been SAG eligible for a while now, but I have not joined yet, so I cannot vote on that matter, but in support of. There are several issues, I think, I agree with; there’s a lot of stuff I can’t talk about – it’s all very complicated – but I think Wil Wheaton wrote up a very good post about it that explained it pretty well, that I was sort of like, ‘Yeah, I agree with that.’ He pretty much covered everything, I thought it was very thorough. That’s worth reading, because I think he hit all those points pretty well.”
On Madoka Magica: “I knew that was a big thing in the anime world at the time… so I auditioned for three characters and I got Sayaka, and I was like ‘awesome, awesome.’ I knew it was big, but I didn’t know how big it was going to be until I was sort of in the middle of it, and like ‘This is a really good show, I get now what people are talking about.’ And that was my big first anime role too, so that has a special place in my heart. It makes me happy! … Well, for the most part, until around episode 7 or 8. I love the character, I love the show, and it was awesome to get that break fairly early in my career.”
On what inspired her to become a voice actor: “I’m an anime nerd.”
Of course, she says a lot more than that, so watch the video and get the whole scoop on her thoughts about voice acting, her experiences with the fan community, and more. And keep an eye on G33k-HQ, as we’ll have more interviews coming your way soon.
You can follow Sarah Williams on Twitter: @SarahAnneWillia.