Domee Shi’s directorial debut Turning Red had its world premiere on 1 March 2022 and came out on Disney+ 10 days later. Among its cast are some relatively new names – who voices Mei Lee’s friends Abby, Priya and Miriam in Turning Red?
Meet the voice actors behind Mei Lee’s three best friends in Pixar’s Turning Red
Turning Red follows the trials and tribulations of 13-year-old Meilin “Mei” Lee, whose adolescent journey is more chaotic than most.
Her three best friends are Miriam, Abby and Priya. Together, they may be boyband 4*Town’s biggest fans in the world.
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The voice actors behind Mei Lee’s friends are Ava Morse (Miriam), Hyein Park (Abby) and Maitreyi Ramakrishnan (Priya).
Between them, they have a range of levels of experience in the industry. Turning Red is Hyein Park’s only acting credit, for example, while Ava Morse has appeared in several TV shows and movies.
Where else have you seen Morse, Park and/or Ramakrishnan?
Her first role was Emmy Willhite in Chicago PD; she appeared in two episodes in 2014. Since then, she’s landed roles in the TV movie The History Of Us, Bride To Be (as Young Genie), and the series Somebody Somewhere (Young Sam).
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In just two years, meanwhile, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan has amassed eight acting credits: she played Olivia in 2020’s Acting For A Cause and Devi Vishwakumar in 21 episodes of Never Have I Ever, and is currently filming My Little Pony: Make Your Mark (as Zipp Storm).
By contrast, Hyein Park is more used to being behind the scenes than in front of the camera (or in front of the microphone). She’s worked as a storyboard artist on several films and television shows, including Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (2015), Dragons: Race To The Edge (2015-16), and Toy Story 4.
Who are the 4*Town boy band voice actors?
The members of the 4*Town boys are Robaire, Jesse, Aaron Z, Aaron T and Tae Young. They are voiced by Jordan Fisher, Finneas O’Connell, Josh Levi, Topher Ngo and Grayson Villanueva respectively.
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O’Connell co-wrote three of the movie’s tracks, Nobody Like U, 1 True Love and U Know What’s Up, with Billie Eilish.