Hear me as baddie Destra in Battle Chasers: Nightwar!
I’ve been kindly nominated for a 2017 Golden Joystick Award for Best Gaming Performance, for portraying Sara Ryder in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Since I came to voice acting only recently and rather late in life, I’m as surprised as anyone by the consideration. I’m in very good company, and grateful for the honorable mention.
Now, a talking otter in a videogame could very easily come across as too cartoon-y. We had to pay special attention to that while writing her, but a lot of what worked so well with Lylla was due to the amazing performance of Fryda Wolff. She made Lylla charming, funny, cute, and strong-willed in the best ways. There’s a moment when making these games where you finally get the voice and the art all together and see a character come to life for the first time. I was so blown away. I’d seen Lylla’s concept art with her sad little stitches, but seeing her move and hearing Fryda’s voice was a whole different experience. She made her feel so human and the ending that much harder to play.
I’m delighted to have played Lylla the otter opposite Nolan North as Rocket Raccoon in Telltale Games’ Guardians of the Galaxy, Episode 2. As if playing Nolan North’s girlfriend wasn’t enough, he’s blessed me personally with unreasonably high praise for my performance. So my year is as good as it’s ever gonna get.
Please enjoy feeling several emotions when playing. I mean come on just look at her/me. I’m adorable. Those are in fact my own otter growls. I may have watched a lot of otter videos on repeat, for science.