Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Talking to Brad Dourif was Child's Play

I have previously mentioned how some actors seem to get annoyed when I mention long-forgotten or small roles, bypassing other more notable performances. Veteran actor Brad Dourif is not one of those.
Dourif has had a lengthy, successful acting career. He appeared in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and has been in many other projects over the year.
When I met Dourif, I mentioned his voicing of Chucky in Child's Play. Dourif was eager to discuss his portrayal of Chucky. Without taking it too seriously, Dourif talked about how voiceover work is difficult and you really are acting just as much as if you are seen and quite possibly even more. In voicing a wooden doll, Dourif had to capture the emotions of Chucky through just his voice. Dourif was proud to be recognized as Chucky and happy to discuss any part of it.
Brad Dourif and me in Rosemont, IL-late 1990's.

1 comment:

Tom said...

I met Brad a year or two after you did. Very nice guy! I had him sign an 8x10 of Chucky. He was great in so many movies...One Flew Over, Exorcist III, just to name a couple.