VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: The Simpsons’ Yeardley Smith Reveals Why She Loves Voicing Lisa Simpson Still
In an exclusive interview with uInterview founder Erik Meers, Yeardley Smith discussed what it is like voicing the most ambitious and yellow eight-year-old, Lisa Simpson.
“I love Lisa Simpson,” she said. “I love her. Love her like she is a living, breathing, three-dimensional red-blooded little girl and it’s such a pleasure and an honor and a joy to be a part of her creation. I love it when they take her out of her comfort zone, I think she’s so funny, she’s so nimble and because she always tries so hard, you know, the downside of Lisa Simpson is that she’s a perfectionist, which of course I am as well – which in my 58 years of life finally learned is a zero-sum game but yet it’s a hard habit to break – and so when things go sideways for Lisa Simpson she doesn’t just throw in the towel she’s like, ‘Oh my God I will rise to the occasion what is the occasion what is what is my strategy Oh my God.’”
“You know she’s so nimble, she just has such resilience and I feel like Lisa Simpson is pretty obvious, you know, what you see is what you get with her,” Smith continued. “I think perhaps what some people missed with this show, The Simpsons as a whole is at the end of the day this family really really loves each other, they love each other, and the dysfunction is just part of the chemistry, but they’re never going to abandon each other, even when they fight, even when they, you know, don’t get along, they don’t see eye to eye, at the end of the day they love each other and I actually think that’s sort of rare.”
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