Kelli Berglund is guest starring on Disney XD’s Pickle & Peanut on Monday and her character is nothing like you’ve ever seen!
The 19-year-old actress will voice Amanda on the new episode, “Wiz Fest” which centers on Peanut as he meets Amanda at the “Wiz Fest” Renaissance Faire and pretends to share her interests in elves and magic to impress her. When Peanut follows Amanda on a quest around town that leads him into trouble, he questions if Amanda is the right girl for him.
JJJ chatted with Kelli about her new role on the animated show. Check out what she had to say:
JJJ: Tell us about your experience voicing this role.
KB: I’ve done a bit of voiceover in my years of acting, a few commercials here and there. This experience was a little different though considering it was for a television show! It’s really fun and fast-paced, and you really can’t go too over-the-top.
JJJ: How do you like Amanda? Are you similar to her in any way?
KB: Amanda is a super mysterious fairy-princess type of character. And I’m obviously a fairy princess, so we’re basically identical. You can never really be sure if she’s being serious or not, and her charm and poise make Pickle and Peanut agree to go on this crazy weird adventure. She means well (I think).
JJJ: How did you prepare for the role?
KB: I was really excited when I was asked to voice the character of Amanda. I practiced several different voices, some higher-pitched, some breathier, some with a weird accent. I think it ended up being a blend of lots of different things, including that weird accent. It all came together when I was actually in the recording booth.
JJJ: What made you want to be a part of Pickle and Peanut?
KB: Not only am I repping my beloved Disney XD, but the show is hilarious! My family and I have watched it all together, and it even has my parents cracking up. The humor is clever but goofy.
“Wiz Fest” will air Monday, February 1st @ 9PM ET/PT) on Disney XD. Watch the clip below!
Pickle & Peanut Clip: “Wiz Fest”