Catherine Deneuve, one of the most famous actresses in French cinema, lends her voice to the third part of the audio series Marvel's Wastelanders, a story featuring heroes from the Marvel comics universe in a postapocalyptic world, which will be available on 8 November to Audible subscribers. Accompanied by actress Stéfi Celma, known for having played in the series Ten percent, Catherine Deneuve will play Helen Black, aka Black Widow.
The star admits that she is not an aficionado of the Marvel universe. “Frankly, I didn’t know the character that much!” she smiles. “I have seen images but I have never seen an entire film,” continues the actress. But recording this podcast, “it amused me, (...) there was a freedom there all the same”. “It's a little confusing for an actress because you're standing like that, with desks and this text. It’s very special.” Without a camera, “we free ourselves, it’s a certain freedom, we don’t concentrate in the same way at all,” she continues.
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In front of a microphone, you have to remain “very alive”, “so that it is not very obvious, that it seems to be coming out for the first time”. “You should definitely not work on your voice, because that would be artificial,” she confided. “Working on your voice can be done for those who do theater or singers, for a question of gymnastics in relation to the vocal cords. But (for an actor) you should definitely not work on your voice, because it’s artificial,” she explains.
“I still have my voice, it hasn’t really changed much,” notes the actress: “I’m always very surprised that even strangers on the phone recognize my voice right away.” She concludes.