VAM 078 | Interview with Grace Rolek, Part 2

VAM 078 | Interview with Grace Rolek, Part 2

Welcome to episode 78 of the Voice Acting Mastery podcast with yours truly, Crispin Freeman!

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This is the second part of my interview with the very talented young voice actress, Grace Rolek. You may have heard Grace’s work in shows like Mulan II, Final Fantasy Advent Children and as the voice of Lucy in the Charlie Brown special Happiness is a Warm Blanket. Grace has been voice acting since she was 5 or 6 years old and is 16 at the time of this interview. I was eager to get Grace on the podcast so she could share with all of my listeners what it took for her to become a successful voice actress at such a young age.

In the previous episode, Grace and I were discussing a feeling that almost all actors experience: nervousness. Stage fright is a common problem that many actors struggle with. However, Grace had suggested that it was possible to use one’s natural performance anxiety to achieve positive results. So we begin this episode with Grace sharing with us what techniques she uses to help harness her nervous energy and channel it in a constructive way into her acting.

Thanks for listening!

Download Voice Acting Mastery Episode #78 Here (MP3)


12 Responses to “VAM 078 | Interview with Grace Rolek, Part 2”

  1. Eric Rivera says:

    Very cool. I can’t wait for the next episode.

    Thanks to you and Grace for your time and wisdom.

  2. Meghan (Meg) says:

    Very amazing story and interview ^_^ When I was little, I went through the chorus at youth group from Church and elementary school. Until I was 10 years old, my confidence being on the stage turned off. My anxiety, nervous, loneliness, insecure, and being judged are my weaknesses in my entire life after I was been bullied and my parents were divorced. I graduated in high school when I was 19 in 2007 (not 18) because my age is not mature enough from my mentally impairment. Since I’m still in Mississippi, I’m still showing my confidence on the stage and public from my marketing and fashion classes; but the problem is the people who are very picky. I’m planning to do meet the film director in Mississippi for interview about the agent film next Saturday hopefully. He’s looking for the sweet distress character, which its really cool.Thank you so much for sharing, Cripsin and Grace 🙂 Can’t wait for the next episode

  3. Anthony Berbey says:

    I enjoyed yours and Grace’s insights in today’s episodes. And I have learned that even experienced actors can have difficulty time to time and even moment of failures will not discourage the career entirely. Through trial and error, if it leads to failure, try harder. And like you said before, we learn from our failures rather from our successes. As Gautama the Budddha once said, “We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”

  4. Kalyn McCabe says:

    Sounds like Grace is an ambivert! Both qualities of introverts and extroverts.

    Great to hear that Grace doesn’t fret over a lost audition. There’s always more.

    Looking forward to the last segment!

    ~ Kalyn

  5. Isaac Jones says:

    I really love these podcast and interviews! They really helps me. you(Crispin Freeman) and grace have taught me many tips and things to look out for. I will definitely continue to listen to these podcast. Thank you so much!

  6. As a younger voice actor myself (19 going on 20) I think its great that you interviewed Grace! It really gives perspective to other people who might not realize that there really are a good amount of younger actors out there among some of the older veterans of the acting world. It’s also really encouraging to some that might be younger than even her who are interested in getting into voice acting.

    • Crispin Freeman says:

      Excellent. I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. It was important to me to get a younger person’s perspective.

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