I find that dubbing is something that allows me to constantly keep in touch with myself. It’s a job that requires a blend of experience, hard work, repetition, studying, correct breathing, skill, soul, heart and mind. Actually, thought rather than mind. Dubbing requires all these elements, otherwise it doesn’t work. A good dubber can master all of these instruments, which means being able to resort to your inner self. It’s a sort of psychoanalysis. If you don’t work like this, then I think you are just reading lines. Unfortunately, many dubbers work that way. Not me, though.
I have adored all the characters I dubbed, and their stories will continue to fascinate me in the future. Take Bart Simpson, for example. I was not familiar with the character, I was probably one of the few who had never watched Matt Groening’s animated series. And yet, I loved working on it, we laughed and had great fun in the dubbing rooms – which, by the way, are all yellow!»