Wednesday August 14, 2002
Exclusive Interview with April Hong, Voice talent for Bruce Lee: Quest of the Dragon
April Hong is a young actress in her early 20's who did the voice over of the characters Tabitha and Tiger girl in the video game Bruce lee : The Legend of the Dragon from Ronin and Vivendi Universal Publishing.
LadyDragon - How long did it take you to do the work on those characters ?
April Hong - About 2 hours.
LadyDragon - Did you do any Caption Motion Video in the game ?
April Hong - No, I did not
LadyDragon - Do you do martial art, if so what is your style ?
April Hong - Before I got this part I started to study Karate because more roles are created with women having martial art fighting skills and I wanted to brighten my horizon and give myself more chance in landing roles of that sorts. Plus I did dancing in the past as well.
LadyDragon - How did you find out that they were looking for a voice actress with with a martial art background.?
April Hong - Jim Hong, my father did voice over for some of the game characters as well so when they heard about me I got an audition with Margaret Tang and got the part.
LadyDragon - Did your skills as a martial artist helped you in this role and if so how did it help ?
April Hong - Yes my skills helped me because I like to mimic the moves while I yell, like if I do a kick yell I do a real kick in the studio as well. I like to incorporate everything so what it does is with my body involve with my voice it creates a more realistic yell kick.
LadyDragon - Do you play video games, if so do you have a favorite?
April Hong - Yes, I do love video games and when I do voice over I also imagine how it will sound once someone will play the game. No I do not have a favorite I like all genres.
LadyDragon - Have you done voice over before?
April Hong - Yes, I did voice over in Ghostbusters the Animated series.
LadyDragon - Do you like doing voice over?
April Hong - Oh yes and I love playing animals specially cats ?
LadyDragon - Why cats?
April Hong - Well cats are very moody so they allow me to do a range of emotion.
LadyDragon - Do you work for Universal or Ronin?
April Hong - No, I am currently in college and pursuing an acting career.
LadyDragon - What is your next project that you are working on?
April Hong - My next project is a western movie that is filmed in Tucson, Arizona.
We will keep you up to date if she does further work in the future in video games.
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