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Meet the voice actor behind Turning Red's Abby as film hits Disney+

Amber Peake March 12, 2022
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Turning Red’s Abby is already a hit with fans, with some now curious to know more about the voice actor behind the character. 

Abby is one of main character Meilin’s besties and is supportive of Mei despite her transforming into a giant red panda when she’s upset. 

Let us introduce you to the voice actor behind Turning Red’s Abby as fans share their appreciation for the character on social media. 

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Meet the voice actor behind Turning Red’s Abby

Audiences are introduced to Abby as one of main character Meilin ‘Mei’ Lee’s three besties, alongside Miriam and Priya. 

Abby has Mei’s back and is there for her when Mei tells her, Miriam and Priya of her sudden red panda transformation. 

Mei Lee’s bestie is portrayed by voice-acting newcomer Hyein Park. The voice star recently opened up on the friendships of her character as she gushed about how “proud” she was to be part of the film while chatting to Mulderville at the Turning Red Los Angles premiere.

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Abby is Hyein Park’s first voice-acting role

Hyein Park’s feature as Abby in Pixar’s Turning Red is her first voice credit, although she’s no stranger to the animation company. 

The voice actor has worked in the art department on some notable Pixar projects, including Toy Story 4 and 2020 film Soul. 

She has also featured in the production of some other familiar films and TV shows, including How To Train Your Dragon spin-off Dragons: Race To The Edge and 2015 film Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie. 

As per her Linkedin page, she has also worked as a comic book artist and translator from Korean to English. For those curious to see some of Hyein’s sketches, she often shares her illustrations on Instagram

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Abby is already a fan favourite

While the film premiered on Disney+ yesterday (Friday, 11 March), fans seem to have taken to Mei’s friend and classmate Abby:

Others have started comparing Abby to their other fave animated characters: 

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.