Does anyone know anything about Jill Frappier?

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Dub Luna, I know about her other roles but does anyone know where she was born? Her date of birth? Anything? I just wondering what nationality she is because I am not sure if she is just good at doing British Accent or is she British?

She is better than Karen Bernstein (Amy) and is at least 20 times better than Kristen Miller for USA High who really, really can NOT do a British Accent :P bleh.

And I apologise if this should be in cast cabana >_<
 
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The_Otaku_Witch said:
Dub Luna, I know about her other roles but does anyone know where she was born? Her date of birth? Anything? I just wondering what nationality she is because I am not sure if she is just good at doing British Accent or is she British?

She is better than Karen Bernstein (Amy) and is at least 20 times better than Kristen Miller for USA High who really, really can NOT do a British Accent :P bleh.

And I apologise if this should be in cast cabana >_<
I remember reading an interview with her somewhere. She said something about there being sex and stuff in the original... I have no idea where I found it. Anyone know? I don't think she's British because she said something about wanting to make Luna sound like C3PO.

Edit- Found it! I'm pretty sure she's Canadian. I don't know if this was the same site I originally read this, but I remember the person's comments at the bottom so maybe it is? http://www.accessv.com/~gjhong/smoon3.htm

Sailor Moon's voice of reason
by Linda Barnard
After 26 years as an actress, Jill Frappier has played everything from horror to Hamlet's mother. Now she's the voice of the most famous kitty since Felix the Cat.

As Luna, the feline adviser to the hugely- popular cartoon character Sailor Moon, Frappier is the darling of scads of little girls, hip teens and a growing number of adults who follow Anime, the art of Japanese animation.

"They took months to cast all the parts," explained Frappier, who lives with her husband, and son, Jamie, aged l0, in a cozy west-end home "Luna was supposed to be Queen Victoria, C3PO, with a bit of Yoda in there, too."

The experienced actor had no problem creating the prissy kitty's voice to dub over the original Japanese dialogue. As Luna, Frappier helped create a character who helps Sailor Moon and her fellow crime-fighting sailor girls use their magic powers wisely. And she takes no nonsense.

With more than 90 miliion fans worldwide, Sailor Moon is not only a TV and merchandising superstar, she's also on the Internet.

Older fans collect the original Japanese cartoons which contain the sex and violence that's edited out for North American consumption In fact, in Japan, Sailor Moon even dies in one episode.

The cartoons were edited, rewritten, and the Japanese dialogue re-dubbed into English in Toronto. Frappier and her husband also wrote four episodes of Sailor Moon.

Those shows are seen across Canada, the U.S., New Zealand and Australia. "It's all Canadian," Frappier said proudly.

Frappier recorded her Luna voice at Optimum Productions in Toronto, using a process called rhythmoband. Markings on the screen allow her to match her voice to the mouth movements of the character, while speaking the English lines.

In the old days, actors would have heard the Japanese in their headphones, and struggled to match the mouth on the screen as they spoke English. No wonder Japanese over-dubs are so legendarily bad.

Unfortunately for the loyal legions of Sailor Moon fans, the show hasn't caught on in the U.S. like it has in Canada. That means no new episodes are being recorded despite the availability of hundreds of hours of Sailor Moon cartoons not yet seen outside Japan. There are even five feature-length movies.

"It's too bad because Sailor Moon is an ongoing story, and I have heard that my character has a kitten," Frappier said. Then, switching to her haughty Luna voice, she concludes, "although it is with Artemis, and I don't think too much of him. "

Even the Japanese press thinks Frappier's take on Luna is special. A reviewer in The Daily Yomiuri, a Tokyo English paper, wrote: "The star of the show is the little black cat, Luna, Sailor Moon's mentor, who has a British accent and a wonderfully sarcastic sense of humor."

But Frappier's biggest fan is her 10-year-old son, Jamie, who not only enjoys the cartoon, but his mom's notoriety.

"I like it when people come up to me and say: 'Your mom's on Sailor Moon? That is so cool!' "

Despite the lull in Sailor Moon production, Frappier remains busy. She'll appear with other voice cast members Fri., Aug. 23, at Club Anime, 1 Kings College Circle, at the University of Toronto.

She also runs her own drama school, called Dragon Trails, as well as summer drama camps. And she's very excited about her schools upcoming run of Little Women, which will use virtually all her female class members when it goes into production Dec. 16. Frappier will play Marmie.

Meet Sailor Moon, her Sailors, plus Tuxedo Mask and the show's other bad guys at the CNE in Kid's World, starting Aug. 23.



CLEVER CAT ... Jill Frappier, with feline Emma, is the voice of Sailor Moon's Luna. Frappier's son Jamie shows a fan card with black cat Luna and white pal Artemis.

Toronto Sun Monday August 19, 1996


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Now for my comments: what sex is the author referring to? This isn't La Blue Girl![/url]
 

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Sailor Moon dies several times throughout the anime... not in just one episode... There was episode 46, R movie, she seems to have supposed to die in episode 88, could have in 100, could have at the end of SuperS, could have in 199... She was naked in 200, but not engaging in any penitration...
 

Hades Impact

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A bit OT, but Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter) does narration for "Sexual Secrets" which airs on Life Network/Discovery here in Canada. She doesn't sound anything like her character voices which is perhaps a good thing. Imagining Lita talk about better orgasms is a bit odd in my opinion.
 
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Hades Impact said:
A bit OT, but Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter) does narration for "Sexual Secrets" which airs on Life Network/Discovery here in Canada. She doesn't sound anything like her character voices which is perhaps a good thing. Imagining Lita talk about better orgasms is a bit odd in my opinion.
[BLEEP]. I think I may be sick.
 

Danielle

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Hades Impact said:
A bit OT, but Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter) does narration for "Sexual Secrets" which airs on Life Network/Discovery here in Canada. She doesn't sound anything like her character voices which is perhaps a good thing. Imagining Lita talk about better orgasms is a bit odd in my opinion.
WHOA that's her?? I love her voice, it's so nice.. I would have never of guessed..
My mom brought me to the CNE for that Sailor Moon show, I still remember it, it sucked. The costumes were horrible, the coolest thing about it was seeing all the Japanese kids with their Japanese Sailormoon shirts and stuff. Wow that was so long ago, what a weird coincidence.
 

Hades Impact

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I remember seeing a movie about lesbians that had Stephanie in it. It was pretty boring at the beginning so I ended up flipping channels, and I never got to see her. I do remember that there was this disclaimer saying that the sexuality of the actors and actresses may or may not match the role their playing...or something to that effect.

The one you're talking about was the A&E thing about Barnum and Bailey, no?

I should tape an episode and transfer a piece of the voice over to a wave for you guys to hear. She really does have a nice normal voice.
 

Guardian4

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Um...I may be weird, but I actually liked Susan's voice for Mako-chan. She was actually one of the few that I did like. And that whole article about Sailor Moon and Frappier...half of that was so wrong... :grey: Her voice was okay. Of all, I guess the VA's that I did like for SM was Mamoru's voice in the first season and that part of the second season (not the last 17 episodes), Mako-chan's, and...well, Artemis wasn't bad in the first season either. Of Ami's two voices, I definitely preferred her original one if the first two seasons. S and SuperS' couldn't follow through with the henshin phrases and she sounded terribly self-conscious. Both of Rei's voices weren't bad, I guess, but they were average. I didn't really notice them that much; they tended to be like background noise. Oh, and definitely preferred first season voice of Minako to S-SS Minako. I think I've covered all the main characters :D Then again, NOTHING can match the Seiyuu's of the original SM!

Err...that was probably way off topic, so...you can ignore me if you want. :D
 

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Grey Jay said:
A bit OT, but Susan Roman (Sailor Jupiter) does narration for "Sexual Secrets" which airs on Life Network/Discovery here in Canada. She doesn't sound anything like her character voices which is perhaps a good thing. Imagining Lita talk about better orgasms is a bit odd in my opinion.
Evidently, you've never seen Heavy Metal: The Movie, where she provides the voice of the slutty professor's daughter who tries seducing Harry Canyon. :D

As for Jill Frappier, I was lucky enough to meet her a few years ago, and one thing that really surprised me was her sense of humor and cheerful yet reserved personality, which were the exact polar opposite of Luna's. Someone asked her what she thought of playing the human Luna in the S Movie and she said something the tune of, 'I enjoyed it very much. It was nice having arms and legs like everyone else for a change." :)