Patricia Summersett is the voice of Princess Zelda in Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. Recently, Summersett was interviewed by PauseResume about her role, where she revealed how she prepared for the role, and the preparations that she did to get into the role. Here are the related questions that she was asked, along with what she had to say in response to them:
PR: Did you feel under any pressure considering you were the first voice actress to give such an iconic video game character an English voice? Especially after 3 decades of silence for Zelda.
Patricia: I did feel pressure surely. It was a fascinating year being a “silent princess” and watching the hype unfold. But I also felt well supported and it was a focused room, much work to be done and clear direction. At some point, it became more important to simply focus on the work at present.
PR: How did you mentally prepare yourself for the role? And, how much creative freedom did you have to explore the character?
Patricia: I approach every script I work on from a theatre perspective. I prepped and did research into the Zelda universe to prepare as well. Zelda is a very easy character to empathise with. But I was also given very clear direction, so ultimately it was about coming in with an idea and then marrying it with the vision of Nintendo.