Mark Hamill felt intimidated voicing Chucky in Child's Play remake
The actor talks about voicing for the iconic evil doll in the 2019 remake of Child's Play
In a recent interview, Mark Hamill said he was intimidated when voicing for Chucky, the evil doll, in the Child's Play remake. On talking about the difference between voicing for Joker and Chucky, the iconic actor said, “I thought, when I auditioned for the Joker, there’s no way they’re going to cast this icon of virtue, Luke Skywalker, as the Joker. Forget about it. So I had no performance anxiety because I knew they couldn’t hire me. It’s only because so many people have expectations of what he’s supposed to sound like. I didn’t feel that kind of intimidation until it sunk in that I was doing this. I love Brad Dourif (the man who had voiced the original Chucky). It’s a great responsibility, so I’m anxious to see how people react because it’s not the Chucky that we all know from before”.
Unlike the previous films in the franchise, this version by director Lars Klevberg doesn't see the evil doll possessed by a serial killer but instead programmed to be evil by an unknown character. Hamill added that he found this change in the doll’s backstory to be "the crucial element" and while the character is dark and intense, it also has a dose of humour, which he found to be particularly tricky.
Child's Play is set to be released worldwide on June 21, 2019.