Project Toph: Why We Need Strong Female Characters in Children’s Shows With Voice Star of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Michaela Murphy
“I am not Toph! I am Melon-Lord! Muah-ha-ha-ha-ha!”
Today’s episode features the voice actor who yelled that amazing line as Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender. Michaela Murphy, sometimes known as Jessie Flower, is a well-known voice actor who is pursuing every passion she has.
This episode is full of amazing stories and advice from Michaela’s diverse career. Hear how she got started as Toph Beifong in Avatar: The Last Airbender. Find out why we need more examples of strong women of all ages. Also, hear her say that famous line in the show! Listen now to hear it all.
2:32 - When Michaela became Jessie Flower: Why actors have stage names
4:49 - Becoming Toph: How Michaela’s grandmother helped her get her big part in Avatar: The Last Airbender
10:00 - We need more strong images of young girls: Why embarrassment has to be replaced with strength
14:08 - There are 2 types of actors: Find out how Michaela uses herself to create the best character possible
18:23 - Reacting to the various Avatar extensions and the possible upcoming Netflix show: What Michaela hopes stays as the “magic” of Avatar
22:26 - How Michaela keeps the bliss of life and pursues her dreams in the middle of an oppressive culture
25:11 - Why it’s OKAY to have more than one passion and how you can explore in the New York world of acting
27:46 - 1 major piece of advice you should listen to from Michaela Murphy and how you can further connect with her
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