In my first installment of a new series for my blog, “An interview with…”, I sat down with Letitia Lemon – an actor, Twitch streamer, voice actor, presenter and as she says, an average Playstation gamer. And yes, that is her real name!

We talked about her journey as an actor so far, how she ended up voice acting for several Fallout fan projects, and what’s in store for her in the future among many other things

Letitia has about 1500 followers on her Twitch channel at the time of posting. You can find her on Twitter as well.

Letitia Lemon interview

Can you describe what influenced you to pursue a career as an actor? 

“I initially started studying media and film from a behind-the-scenes perspective, with the intention on becoming a director or cinematographer, after I found an interest in all of those “making of” shorts in the DVD extras menus.

It wasn’t until I was offered a walk-on role in a BBC1 drama called “What Remains” that I’d even considered acting further than in school plays.

Then, when I went to university, I was around a lot of industry professionals – some of whom said I’d make a great actor with the charisma and emotive faces that I naturally do, and others said I’d make a great presenter with my soothing, eloquent voice and my expressive gestures.

So, I began exploring those fields and discovered how much I actually enjoyed it.”

You mentioned school plays. Do you remember what got you into acting in the first place and how old you were?

“Funnily enough, I actually didn’t enjoy acting in school plays when I was a kid, I was very shy.

It wasn’t until secondary school drama classes where I really started to come out of my shell. I guess because the people I was around I was with five days a week and came to know them well, so my personality started to come out a lot more – including the more dramatic side!

My drama teacher constantly praised my performances, but I still had that stage fright and if I was in any school plays I’d try not to go for lead roles because I was too afraid of messing up.

Then when I got that offer to be an extra in “What Remains” when I was about 17, I felt much less nervous because it was TV plus, I was just an extra so no focus was on me. It felt less terrifying than doing theatre and having all those eyes looking at you and seeing you mess up in the moment.

The cameras and the fact that this was the BBC didn’t phase me anywhere near as much. I even remember having a casual chat with Russell Tovey between takes – he was so lovely and made the set feel ‘natural’ as opposed to this very strict business environment, which helped a lot, I think.

TV didn’t feel as otherworldly as I’d previously assumed, it just felt like work – you go in, do a thing and go home like with any other job. It really opened my eyes and made me want to do more.”

Was your family supportive of your career choice?

“I’m the first performer in the family. I think they were a little bit…surprised at the career choice.

I was sociable at school, sure, but at other places – namely places with strangers, I was shy and didn’t like attention. It was like two different people sharing a body and my family mostly knew me as the shy person, so that’s who I thought I was too.

I guess my sociability at school gradually became the real me, so that persona then decided that performing was the way to go, and I embraced that.

My family doesn’t really understand how the industry works, but they understand that I’m interested in it and, I guess, they’re just content with letting me go for it.

They know I’m driven and when I’ve got my mind set on something, I’ll go for it with all I’ve got… and that’s what I’m doing.”

I know that you graduated university with a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Film and Television. How did the studies prepare you or aid you in your acting career?

“I also studied media for my GCSE’s (exams at 16) and A-levels (exams at 17 and 18) too, so I had been learning about media for roughly 8 years.

I went down a more theory based route with my degree, namely because analysis and essay writing were definitely my strengths, but also because the theory helped me understand the inner workings of a production. It helped me to understand the “why” – as in “why is this shot lit this way?” or “why is that object in focus?” or “why must this performer be framed like this?” and what sort of connotations that every shot and every interaction had in advancing the story being told.

As an actor, others would typically expect you to have a more performance focused degree, but the knowledge that I gained from my studies, and also the practical elements of producing shows and short films, helped me absorb the information a lot easier and kept me in my comfort zone.

Then, by having a bank of both knowledge from a consumer and analyst’s perspective, as well as experience as talent and also production crew, I felt ready to step out of said comfort zone and start exploring the industry once I graduated. I was prepared, I felt fluid and versatile- ready to take on jobs from both sides of the camera.”

The pandemic hasn’t been great to the entertainment industry, how have you dealt with it? 

“The pandemic has been awful for everyone and we in the arts industry have been hit hard. I won’t get too political on it all but the arts were very underappreciated and undersupported by certain parties in the UK, which has only caused further upset for UK-based performers that have been struggling for the past 16 months.

I was deep in the immersive acting circuit back when it started, while also briefly dipping my toe into the waters of voice acting, but immersive shows were the new hotness for me.

I was a supervisor at an escape room (where I also performed), I had also just finished up a 4-month performance with an immersive show back in January and I was also in talks with a producer about doing some television features.

Things were taking off and I felt like I was actually making progress in my career… then the pandemic hit.

So, going from hosting crowds and performing with other people, working in studios or travelling to events, to being at home and having… nothing, it was quite the dramatic shift.

I didn’t really know what to do… but, through social media, I’d seen a lot of professional voice actors assembling home studios and I thought “if they can do it, so can I” and that’s when I decided to really dive deeper into voice acting.

I worked on exploring my range a lot more, figuring out what I could and couldn’t do and just how much variety I could bring to the table. I honed my craft and just started putting myself out there.

So, while it felt like one door had closed when the pandemic hit, another door opened. Those tribulations and the emotional turmoil that I went through, helped me grow.

It’s not as easy for everyone and, by no means, was it easy for me either – but all we can do is take things one step at a time and eventually we’ll walk out of the shadows and into the light.

When life beats you down, it can take time to process it and make that first step but what a difference it makes when you do.”

Who is your inspiration?

“Oh, that’s a tricky question because different people have inspired me for different reasons.

I mean, aside from my parents and my school teachers helping me learn how the world works and figuring out who I am, I have a few inspirations from the industry itself.

Talented actresses like Alex Kingston, Helen Mirren, Jayne Brook and Kate Mulgrew I fell in love with their on screen work and I, to this day, look to them whenever I take on an on-camera or stage performance role.

But, in terms of voice acting, while there are a number of talented women (and men) that I respect, admire and learn from like Nolan North, Jen Taylor, Gideon Emery, Claudia Christian, Troy Baker… there will always be one person who stands above the rest.

That person is Veronica Taylor.

I could talk endlessly about how much I adore both her work and her as a person because there is so much to love about this woman and I feel incredibly blessed to have the story that I do with her.

I grew up with her vocal talents on my TV every day in various shows but, most specifically in Pokemon. I remember seeing her name in the credits all the time but it wasn’t until I was about 10 or 11, I think, that I learnt she voiced both Ash AND his mother (and in later seasons, May as well) and I was just floored.

Not only was a woman voicing a 10 year old boy, but she was having all of these emotional conversations between mother and son or friend and friend… with herself! I was in awe for years and as I learned of more and more characters that she’d voiced and seen her in more and more shows that I love, my admiration only grew further.

When I was about 15 or 16 and started going to comic cons, I’d been to about three at this point. I saw that Veronica was on the guest list for one so I HAD to go and meet my childhood hero. We kept meeting at other cons after that and I do have other stories about how incredibly sweet she is, but that’d take so long to cover them all!

A few years later, when I told her I started voice acting, she was nothing short of excited and began giving me SO MUCH useful advice that I still follow and that I pass on to others who are crazy enough to now ask ME for tips.

She cheers me on when I post about my successes on Twitter and during the pandemic she’s been kind enough to check in on me and help me when I’ve been feeling anxious or depressed.

Let me tell you, hearing someone that you’ve admired for your entire life say how talented you are… it hits you hard in the feels. Veronica’s naturally optimistic outlook on life and her eternal compassion have also made me a much better person too.

She’s helped me be a positive influence to others and she’s helped lift me up when I’m feeling down more times than I can count. So, not only has my childhood hero become a huge inspiration to my career and to my mentality, but she’s also become a valued friend in the 9 years we’ve known each other for.

I don’t think I could ask for a better role model, really.”

Let’s talk a little bit about Fallout. I know that you’re a huge fan of the series. What got you into it?

“I was wondering when Fallout would come up in this interview!

It’s funny how it kind of came out of nowhere and now I’ve become a known voice actor and livestreamer in the community.

I actually wasn’t hugely into Fallout when I was younger. I played Fallout 3 back in 2009 or 10ish and, still being fairly young, I was much more into colourful platformer games that I had been growing up with and only just started venturing into more colourful RPGs and JRPGs.

Fallout was the first bleak and heavy-hitting game I’d explored… and never finished.

I know, shame on 13-year old me – Fallout 3 is a masterpiece! But after that, I just didn’t delve back into the franchise.

I remember when Fallout 4 was announced though and I was curious. My friend was screaming his delight at me in the Twitch chat while we were watching the E3 showcase. I just didn’t have the money to get it at the time.

Some of Letitia’s acting/presenting credits

But then when I took my first steps into content creation on Twitch, while I was playing Wolfenstein, people kept saying I’d like DOOM 2016 because it plays similarly. So, one day when I was browsing the PSN store, I saw a bundle of DOOM 2016 and Fallout 4 for £10- a bargain!

I bought it, played DOOM and enjoyed it; then I dove back into the realm of Fallout so I could see exactly what my friend was so hyped up about… and I fell in love.

I, for the longest time, ONLY played Fallout 4 on stream and it dramatically increased my numbers. I went from 15-20 average viewers to about 60, sometimes even 70 so I was getting on track to becoming a Partner through Fallout 4, before other acting work and general life stuff got in the way.

What I loved about Fallout 4 was the ability to just go and explore the world and discover all of these stories outside of the main quest. It was great to see and discover it all live on stream and, I think, my curiosity and wonder is what drew in those numbers.

Even after all of this time, I’m STILL finding new things but I love playing it how I want to and customising my build to how I want to play. I’m currently doing challenge runs on stream, which is something that I never thought I’d do in any game. I tend to just play it through and move on normally, but Fallout 4 just stole my heart and I want to keep finding new ways to play.

Then when 76 came along and gave me a whole new playground – even before they added NPC’s, I loved it and it became my off-stream Fallout fix! The story, yes there was a story before NPC’s, was fantastic and the map was absolutely stunning!

When I returned to streaming during the pandemic, I added both 4 and 76 to my schedule and they’re there to stay. I don’t think I’ll stop exploring either wasteland anytime soon!”

Your love for Fallout has led you to narrating and voicing a few characters in various fan projects (The Modus Files, Far From Heaven, Fallout 5-0 machinima, The Commonwealth Responders quest mod and more). Can you tell us more about your experience with them?

“Yes!

The first Fallout project I did voicework for was actually Fallout: London and I joined the team in about Autumn/Winter 2019.

I’d only done about two other voice acting gigs at that time so I was very new. I signed on as a character voice actor for them but I was also asked to do the narration for their development update videos.

They were very into my vocal work and that first development update video came out incredibly promptly after I was offered the narration role and I was giddy seeing some other amazing YouTubers cover that video too.

It was a little surreal seeing something that I’m in get that much attention and, now, look at their latest reveal trailer getting over 1.5m views in a couple of days!

Since Fallout: London, I decided that I wanted to do more Fallout projects as well because I love the franchise and because the community is very creative.

It’s funny because I got cast in The Commonwealth Responders because the creator is also working on Fallout: London and so he reached out to me through that.

I also auditioned for the Fallout Five-0 and got a part in their machinima as well as even making my character for their livestream roleplays – which is a whole different experience in itself!

Then after that came Far From Heaven, which people LOVE and being a lead in that helped to spotlight my name for other creators working on things like MODUS Files, Uranium Fever machinimas and even The Capital Wasteland, which I did actually audition for even before Fallout: London, but the voiceacting was so low on their priorities list at the time that my audition was buried for years.

I reached out again late last year, now with a much stronger portfolio, and I was cast as both Catherine and Madam Panada in the Point Lookout segment but who knows who I’ll play in the main story?

It’s all a lot of fun, every project has its own unique flavour and I can’t wait to get involved in even more stuff from the Fallout community and beyond!”

You also stream Fallout on your Twitch channel on most days. Did your Twitch experience play any part in getting more voiceover work?

“I do stream Fallout a lot – four times a week at the moment.

I don’t think the Fallout streams themselves have helped me get cast in anything directly, but it has helped me find more ‘fans’, although I don’t really like saying that I have fans. Makes me sound a bit egotistical, given that I’m only a freelance voice actor and I just find it a weird concept for people to like my work.

However, it is quite fun when I’m streaming and someone mentions a project that I’m in asking whether I’ve heard of it, or they mention that they know me from it and wanted to meet me. It’s very sweet seeing people excited upon knowing what I’ve contributed to the community (and being a part of the incredible Fallout Community Stream Team too).

At first, I kind of felt a bit out of my depth within the Fallout community, since I only really ‘got into’ the franchise in 2018/19 and I know people who’ve been there since the beginning, but the fact that people want me to voice in their projects, that they enjoy the projects I am in and the fact that people consider me to be a positive influence among the community, it’s something rather special… and I’m eternally grateful for that.

Each Fallout project I voice in is important to me, because of said attachment I have with the series both on and off stream. And through streaming the games, I was invited onto the stream team which further connected me to people in the community as well as other Fallout content creators.

Some of these people, both stream team members and casual fans, I’d consider dear friends and after meeting them, I can’t imagine my life without them.”

Letitia’s Twitch channel

Are there any other games that you enjoy playing (and replaying)?

“I’ve been gaming for pretty much my whole life and I feel quite lucky to say that I’ve had the privilege of being able to play lots of different games, even as a kid.

I always loved the Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper series, which were 2 series that I remember the whole family playing and enjoying. They’re fun, chill and easy games that I still go back to, to this day, to scratch that platformer or collectathon itch and, now, add a sprinkling of nostalgia to it too.

Then when I got into RPG’s, my taste shifted over to Final Fantasy – with XII being my absolute favourite, and the Dragon Age series.

Amongst all of those games though, emerged one series of basically ‘movie’ quality games that I adored, became addicted to and played SO much that I, at one point before I got a job, could play effortlessly as well as beat them all deathless… and that’s the Uncharted series.

They are masterpieces, simple as. I Platinumed them all and knew all of the ins and outs of each game. I never say that I’m better than average at games – since I have some skill but it can falter, however, this is one game series that I’d consider myself good at – not just ‘above average’ but, like, REALLY good at.

No matter how many times I play them, I’m always in awe and that’s why I’m very on-the-fence about streaming them. I usually play them in near-silence to marvel at them so trying to be entertaining as well would just feel… almost wrong, I suppose.

But, maybe one day, I’ll retrain that muscle memory and show you all just how good I was (and hopefully still am) at those games, as well as why they’re so amazing- from both a gaming and a cinematic perspective. I even wrote my dissertation about Uncharted’s movie-like qualities – that’s how much I love the series!”

I know you’re also a Bethesda UK ambassador, how did that come about? What are your “duties” as an ambassador?

“It came about when I heard from the UK team that they were going to bring Quakecon over to London. I saw a post they made looking for people who are interested in not just helping with that one event but to be representatives for the entire Bethesda UK Community and so, I reached out to them.

I then filled in a form and a few days later, while I was at work actually, I got a phone call from them about offering me a position on the team. I said yes in a heartbeat and after a quick little chat and a few questions to find out about what Bethesda stuff I had the most interest in, I was placed on the DOOM Eternal booth at Quakecon Europe and helped people through that demo.

It was so much fun because it was the first demo that we had access to and it was our first glimpse into how the game played. I felt so lucky to get to see it and to also be featured on their official livestream of the event too, where we did talk a bit about the new DOOM Eternal trailer and got to show off the DOOM ports to, at the time, current gen consoles.

We’ve also been at a couple of other conventions too, again we were promoting DOOM Eternal and we helped with the usual Bethesda UK meetup at MCM London and we helped set up the quiz night too.

We also offer feedback to the community managers and act as a bridge between the players and the staff. Of course, we can’t fix everything, all we do is help vocalise your thoughts and also hype up all of the incredible community work as well.”

Out of all the roles that you’ve played, which one is your favorite?

“Can I say all of them? Because I want to say all of them! They all have their unique traits that add a certain charm to them.

For example, Sandra D, my Fallout Five-0 character, is fun and flirty, she’s always up to something.

Letitia has voiced Sandra D in Fallout Five-0

Gilda from Far From Heaven is resourceful and a realist but she’s got a lot of compassion deep down.

Evelyn, one of my many MODUS Files characters, is sassy and charming.

Madam Panada from The Capital Wasteland is eccentric yet helpful.

The list goes on. I enjoy playing all of them and even some characters from cancelled projects, I still think about them too. Perhaps I get a bit too attached to my characters compared to other actors, but they all play a part in shaping who I am as a performer as well as adding depth to the narratives that they feature in.

If I can connect to them, then I feel as if I can truly capture their essence in my performance.”

If you could voice any video game protagonist, who would it be?

“Okay, so I’ve had a few thoughts on this and the obvious choice would be a Fallout character. I’d be content playing anyone in a Fallout game… but I do have a fondness for the Railroad – should we ever venture back to Boston in the 2280’s.

Or, I’d love to be someone in Fallout 76. To be in a game that I play all the time – how cool would that be? I know one of my favourite characters was going to have grandkids but the content where you find out about it was cut so, that could be fun to be her daughter or even granddaughter.

But, really, any character in a main Fallout title would be a dream.

Outside of Fallout though, the main one that’s like… right up there on my videogame bucket list is to voice a Final Fantasy protagonist that gets to do the fanfare.

Hearing Prompto get to say it in XV and then Barret in the VII Remake just made me nerd out so much and as a HUGE fan of the franchise, I’d love to be able to have that honour some day.

Another one I’ve been thinking about may not be a protagonist but I’d love to be a character in the Uncharted series, another of my all-time favourites that I obsess over. And the reason why I say maybe not a protagonist in this one is because I’ve been thinking about the character that I’d love to play and she’s the villain’s daughter. I’d love to be Marlowe and Sully’s estranged daughter… because they totally got it on and you can’t convince me otherwise.

I also cosplay as Marlowe and I can do a pretty close impression of her voice too so, food for thought there.

I also wouldn’t mind being a voice in a Ratchet and Clank or Sly Cooper game, since I grew up on those and with the new Ratchet and Clank game bringing in a lot of new characters and a lot of new stories, it’d be incredible to be a part of something that I’ve loved since I was a kid.

So, you know, just one or two ideas there.”

Do you have anything in the works that you can talk about? Any exciting new projects?

At the moment there’s nothing I’m allowed to say that hasn’t already been shown. Everything else is top secret, sealed in a vault.

But I can cheekily shout out Fallout: London once again – stay up to date with their content and check out the mod when it fully releases. It’s still a long way off but that just means I’ll have more update videos to present to you in the meantime!

Also, The Capital Wasteland will be releasing their Point Lookout content at some point soon so Fallout 3 fans, get on it and have a chat with Catherine and Madam Panada!

As for presenting stuff, I was recently on Ginx TV – a videogaming television channel, where I co-hosted an episode of “Launch Party” showing off the new Ratchet and Clank game.

If you don’t have Ginx TV, you can always watch it on their website – and be sure to tell them how much you enjoyed it so I’ll hopefully get to host more shows sooner rather than later!”

Is voice acting something you would prefer to do rather than theatre, TV or film?

Voice acting I love… and when I started out, I was genuinely surprised by the fact that people actually thought I was good.

I’m still learning and growing with each day that passes by and I hope to only get better and to bring to life more characters for people to enjoy listening to.

I would love to one day be in that upper echelon of voice acting talent, my passion for the craft has only become stronger throughout the pandemic and I’m pouring my heart and soul into it.

But, I also have a HUGE interest in presenting- just being myself and entertaining others. There’s nothing quite like standing on stage at an event and having loads of people  cheering and clapping.

Also, similarly, with immersive acting, you are performing both with and to the audience at the same time so you also get those live and immediate reactions.

I think I’ll always be someone who takes on a little bit of everything. I’ve been exploring different entertainment mediums to find what works for me, but I enjoy it all.

The heart of being an actor or entertainer is the positive impact that you have on the audience and if I can do that, then I’m happy doing it however and wherever.”

Voice acting for video games is a huge thing nowadays and a lot of people are considering it. What would be your advice to them?

“I’ve been given a lot of advice from a lot of experienced industry pros and I’ve also learnt a lot through my own journey as well.

The biggest thing to start with is learning your voice. Find out what you can and can’t do without hurting yourself. Having range is good, but you must be able to maintain the quality of your voices too.

It’s no good being able to do 50 voices but only 10 of them you can actually maintain a conversation with. So, find your best voices, practice them – read a chapter of a book or some dramatic monologues in that one voice so it feels comfortable and natural.

You need to be able to speak for lengthy periods without losing the voice and you must be able to emote as well. After all, it’s called voice ACTING, so if you can’t act then you’re only doing half of the job.

Really think about how to vocally convey an emotion and then think about how it would sound with whatever voice you’re using it for, you’ll need to be prepared for any sort of emotional scenario for your characters.

Once you have a few voices that you know how they work, put together a reel and start throwing it out to the world.”

Letitia has cosplay as Desdemona from Fallout 4

Would you recommend vocal coaching for beginners? Have you had any vocal training?

“I know classes can be expensive but yes, I’d highly recommend them!

I got my first few voice acting roles without classes but I was also very lucky to know a lot of people in the industry who gave me lots of advice to get me started, so that helped.

Classes, however, will aid in learning your voice – how you use it and what you’re capable of.

Depending on what kind of classes you take, you can learn about the industry too. I took a two-week class earlier this year with an animation director who was doing voice acting workshops and she gave us a glimpse as to how directors cast people for roles and also how exactly the industry is working at the moment.

This has, and is continuing to, help me think about how I present myself and my talents. So, think about what you want to learn about voice acting and pick classes from there.”

Do you have a favorite charity to support?

“I don’t have a particular charity that I’d associate myself with. I just want to help out wherever I can, as best I can.

I always contribute a little bit to Extra Life every year – because, you know, it’s THE big gaming one!

I’m also part of Fallout For Hope, which is a big group of Fallout content creators (different to the previously mentioned stream team) that all raise money through doing Fallout-related streams.

We’ve previously helped St. Jude’s, Texas Relief and the American Heart association.

I also tend to promote the C Three Foundation on my streams a bit because they are a charity that I only discovered at the start of this year, who tackle an issue that personally affects me. They help treat people with Alcohol Use Disorder through a method called The Sinclair Method and having known a number of people who have suffered, some even perished, I want to help bring more attention to them.

Also, their CEO is the previously mentioned Claudia Christian- someone who has given me a huge amount of wonderful voiceacting advice and she’s also been in both Fallout 4 and 76, so talk about stars aligning there!”

Thank you so much for taking the time for this interview!

Thank you for inviting me!


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