Bryce Dallas Howard Discusses Voicing Mom’s Novel ‘In The Face of Jinn’ [Exclusive]
Bryce Dallas Howard, the daughter of director Ron Howard who’s best known for her portrayal of Hilly Holbrook in The Help, recently lent her voice for the audio version of her mother Cheryl Alley’s new book, In The Face of Jinn. Howard talked about the process of voicing the book in an exclusive interview with Uinterview.
“We were just all kind of hanging out together one day, and my dad brought it up as an idea. […]I just had a baby and it’s kind of a mellow thing to do,” Howard told Uinterview. “But it’s also really wonderful because you get to create a bunch of characters, and do the voices and the dialects. It’s just a really kind of fantastic experience.”
In order to voice the book, Howard had to take on a number of different dialects, including Hindi, Urdu and Australian. She mastered the voices of the book's many characters with the aid of a dialect coach, who happened to be the same one who instructed her southern accent in The Help. Which dialect was the most difficult for Howard to voice for In the Face of Jinn? “Amazingly, actually, the Australian was pretty difficult. Yeah, that’s tricky.
While Howard doesn’t have any acting projects at the moment, she kept herself busy during her maternity leave in the director’s chair. She also told Uinterview that she’s attached to a few projects that have yet to be announced publicly.