- How did you enter the dubbing world?
My mom sent demo voice files to agencies and at some point I got a call to go to a casting for little Miriam (from The Prince of Egypt). Honestly, I can´t remember if „Young Miriam“ was my first dubbing work. For sure it was my first for me to sing. I had so much fun and it went pretty fast. I remember flying to Berlin with my sister to record my vocals.
- You dubbed Young Kiara in The Lion King 2 the same year. How did it go?
Again I got a call if I was interested in auditioning, which of course, I was! This time it was a bigger challenge as it was my first bigger speaking-role in the dubbing world. It's quite a fun challenge to get every sentence and expression just right !
- Then you became Melody's singing voice. How was it singing with your big sister (Naomi Van Dooren, Ariel's singing voice) ?
I went to audition for the part. This time they had already chosen the speaking voice, so I wasn´t even asked.
Unfortunately we didn't get to be in the studio together. It was a lot of fun but also challenging at that time with the highest note in the song ;)
- What Disney Princess, or character, you wished you had dubbed?
Hm, I think Princess Jasmine from „Aladdin“ I absolutely love the songs of that movie! My dream character? Some really successful movie like „Frozen“ where I get to sing amazing songs.
- What's your favourite Disney movie and song?
I still love Cinderella and Peter Pan. I was obsessed with Ariel as a child, but I think I watched it too many times, haha.. My favorite song are „A whole new world“ and „Beauty and the beast“ by Céline Dion and Luther Vandross.
- What are you doing today? Any projects?
I still work as a voice over speaker/singer in English and German and get to sing for several projects. I also released my solo album in 2013 and have been busy working on my own music, performing, etc. Last year I was part of „The Voice“ (of Germany) which was also a lot of fun!
Interview by Guillaume Zabou
August 6, 2016
August 6, 2016