Disney Junior’s brand new animated series ‘Doc McStuffins’ is about a girl who can talk to her stuffed animals and toys. She even runs a clinic for them out of her back yard! We got to chat with the voice behind the good doctor, Kiara Muhammad. See what she had to tell us about her role and growing up below!
Fanlala: Did you have any stuffed animals that meant a lot to you while you were growing up?
Kiara Muhammad: Yes! A pink bunny that had bendable ears. I would make them into a different hairstyle every night.
F: How is lending your voice to a character different from performing in real life?
KM: In real life you can see your emotions. But in voice-over, you have to put everything into your voice, so sometimes I would have to do movements or little things like that to make it sound right to give the emotion that was needed.
F: What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned since you started acting?
KM: I learned that acting isn’t the fame and glory everyone thinks it is. It takes a lot of hard work, and you really have to enjoy it, and I love it!
F: What do you and your character Doc have in common with each other?
KM: We are both African-American. I also had and played with a lot of stuffed animals at 6 years old. I would pretend my stuffed animals came to life, and I would talk to them.
F: What makes your show Doc McStuffins so interesting and different from anything that’s been on TV before?
KM: It’s a show that teaches you how to live a healthy lifestyle, including getting exercise, eating right, and keeping up with your hygiene.
‘Doc McStuffins’ sounds like an adorable idea. Keep fighting the good fight for our stuffed friends Kiara! We’re rooting for you!
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