Are you ready to have more Jesse McCartney in your life? We are!
The 23-year-old musician has been working on adding his voice to the Young Justice reboot from Cartoon Network. Jesse, who will voice Robin, caught up with JJJ to chat about the project and working with voice veterans. Check it out:
On Young Justice: “It’s so awesome so far. I’ve been working for about six months on the first season and almost finished with it. I play Robin, who is one of the legendary superheroes in the Young Justice league. I’m in a room full of other voice over artists who have been doing this for decades. It’s actually something I grew up wanting to do, being a huge comic book, cartoon and action hero fan. Now, I’m doing it and I get to recreate all these episodes for a new generation who get to watch cartoons on Saturday morning.”
On picking and choosing his superheroes: “I didn’t really care either way which superhero I was, I was just about to be ‘super’ so it was great whichever way. The director called me up and I had worked with him before this. He just said that he had this Young Justice project with an amazing group of writers and wanted me to come in and read for Grayson [Robin's real last name]. The only issue was that my voice was a little too low. I did have to pitch my voice up a bunch, but that’s typical for most recording situations for me. I usually play the younger guy who has to up his voice a lot. It’s such an easy-going process. I go in once a week and I’m in a room with about ten other artists. It’s been wild.”
On working alongside voice veterans: “These guys are such pros. This one guy, Kevin, I believe he voiced Scooby Doo. Some of these guys have been doing this since I was a kid. I think they were the voices in the stuff that I used to watch. Now getting to work next to them is great and they’re all so cool to me. I’m definitely the youngest in the room and the newest at it. They’re supportive and when there’s something new — like an action in the dialogue — they’ll help and work with me on it. It’s great.”
Stay tuned to JJJ to hear what else Jesse had to tell us about Young Justice!
Young Justice premieres TONIGHT, November 26 @7PM on Cartoon Network.
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