Roles[edit | edit source]
|Final Fantasy XIII||2010||Oerba Dia Vanille|
|Final Fantasy XIII-2||2012||Oerba Dia Vanille|
|Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII||2014||Oerba Dia Vanille|
Background[edit | edit source]
Van Cuylenburg spent six months recording Vanille's dialogue; she had two recording sessions per week which lasted four hours. As with the rest of the English cast of Final Fantasy XIII, van Cuylenburg was able to listen to the original Japanese dialogue, which had been recorded first, for tone reference.
While the other characters in Final Fantasy XIII were intended to be "Americanized," van Cuylenburg was asked to adhere to the original Japanese performance and use a "high, squeaky, and upbeat" voice, as Vanille initially wants to misdirect the other characters with her happiness. Van Cuylenburg has stated that the most difficult aspect of voicing Vanille was making a type of high-pitched moan required for the character, which was not easy to make sound natural.
During the February 2014 interview with Final Fantasy Union, van Cuylenburg commented how she and Vanille are alike with their past as the former also had several issues and hid it under a cover of a carefree girl, and compared Vanille's breakdown in the scene with Sazh to the similar situation from years before recording Vanille to when she lost her hair, which helped her in relating to her voiced character and enhance her performance.
References[edit | edit source]
- Georgia van Cuylenburg Interview with Myouterspace
- http://www.bungieunion.com/podcasts/finalfantasyunion/FF_Union_Interview_Vanille_2014.mp3 Final Fantasy Union's February 2014 interview with Georgia van Cuylenburg, @8m50s
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- Georgia van Cuylenburg on Wikipedia