Brytni Sarpy Opens Up About Learning to Love Her Voice
By Chris Eades
Originally published on August 11, 2022, on Soaps In Depth
Even talented actors have insecurities, including Brytni Sarpy (Elena, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS; ex-Valerie, GENERAL HOSPITAL)! She voices the character of Zoe, one of the leads in a newly-released videogame called As Dusk Falls, but it was the kind of job that she never thought she’d ever do!
“Bringing the voice of Zoe Walker to life has been one of the coolest things I’ve had the opportunity to do as an actor,” Sarpy revealed on Instagram. “The interesting and slightly ironic twist in my development as a voice actor, is that my voice has always been my least favorite part of what I bring to the table as an actor.
And as Sarpy grew up and decided to pursue acting as a career, she found that her speaking voice could limit her. “In college, it was also the area I struggled in the most,” she admitted. “Being a Bachelor of Fine Arts, an acting major, I learned I did not have a natural theater voice. I had a ‘thin quality, lacking resonance and proper diction.’ I became hyper-aware of it, and tried for years to overcompensate for what I felt I lacked.”