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Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

Is it just me or is Yvonne Strahovski's voice on chuck a bit wooden ? Its like when she speaks, it is devoid of emotion and hence seems not to be trusted. Is it because she has to speak in an American accent ?
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

All I know is, when she's on screen, her voice isn't the only thing wooden.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

Voice?



Huh? What are you talking about?
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

She has a voice?
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

Well she is Australian and probably has to concentrate alot harder on her pronunciation of words when reciting dialogue in an American accent. If you have heard her speak naturally, she sounds pretty much nothing like Sarah Walker.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Well she is Australian and probably has to concentrate alot harder on her pronunciation of words when reciting dialogue in an American accent. If you have heard her speak naturally, she sounds pretty much nothing like Sarah Walker.
She's used her real voice on the show before as a cover.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

I can't stand her. The show would have been so much better if they'd have killed her off long ago.
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I can't stand her. The show would have been so much better if they'd have killed her off long ago.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

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All I know is, when she's on screen, her voice isn't the only thing wooden.
this.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

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All the show needs is Ellie. Plus pretty much every one of chucks other girls have been way hotter too.
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All the show needs is Ellie. Plus pretty much every one of chucks other girls have been way hotter too.
On that note, does it seem that Ellie has more hots for Chuck than for Awesome ? Ellie does not seem to have a sisterly vibe towards Chuck.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

As long as the sentence contains the words "job" and "blow", not necessarily in that order she can speak to me in as wooden and unemotional voice that she wants.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Well she is Australian and probably has to concentrate alot harder on her pronunciation of words when reciting dialogue in an American accent. If you have heard her speak naturally, she sounds pretty much nothing like Sarah Walker.
Reminds me of Zod on Smallville. That guy tries so hard to enunciate it's painful to watch. Almost takes me out of the episode every time.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

She is super hot.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

Spoiler:




Never before has a voice been so irrelevent..

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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

That gif is bringing the thread to a crawl.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

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That gif is bringing the thread to a crawl.
better?
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Don't know, I'm taking a cold shower
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

This thread =

Never have I heard criticism of Yevonne's acting. If anything praise should be given.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

She had good voice acting in Mass Effect 2.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Well she is Australian and probably has to concentrate alot harder on her pronunciation of words when reciting dialogue in an American accent. If you have heard her speak naturally, she sounds pretty much nothing like Sarah Walker.
I've just never understood why non Americans are chosen for American roles. Or why Americans are chosen for non American roles. She's Austrailian...great. Why can't her character just be Australian so she can speak in her normal voice? Same with the dude from House. The dude that played Dick Winters in Band of Brothers is Australian too. He was very good and all, but I'm fairly certain they could have found an American actor that could have done just as good of a job and wouldn't have had to change his voice.
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I've just never understood why non Americans are chosen for American roles. Or why Americans are chosen for non American roles. She's Austrailian...great. Why can't her character just be Australian so she can speak in her normal voice? Same with the dude from House. The dude that played Dick Winters in Band of Brothers is Australian too. He was very good and all, but I'm fairly certain they could have found an American actor that could have done just as good of a job and wouldn't have had to change his voice.
Are there a lot of Australians in the CIA? I know this show isn't entirely based on realism but they may have been looking for an "American" accent for an American spy role?

As to why they couldn't find an American actor I have no idea, but an American spy with an Australian accent would seem a bit odd.
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Are there a lot of Australians in the CIA? I know this show isn't entirely based on realism but they may have been looking for an "American" accent for an American spy role?

As to why they couldn't find an American actor I have no idea, but an American spy with an Australian accent would seem a bit odd.
Then don't have her character be part of the CIA. Just because they're spies doesn't necessarily mean they have to be CIA. Have it be a different organization.

Or, again, just get a different actress. I'm pretty sure there was another actress out there that could pull off the role.

My point isn't even about Chuck. It's just the whole idea of hiring "foreigners" and then requiring them to change their accent. I know it's been going on forever but it's idiotic in my opinion.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

She is totally sexy and love her voice.
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Re: Yvonne Strahovski (Sarah Walker from Chuck) wooden voice ?

Originally Posted by whoopdido View Post
I've just never understood why non Americans are chosen for American roles. Or why Americans are chosen for non American roles. She's Austrailian...great. Why can't her character just be Australian so she can speak in her normal voice? Same with the dude from House. The dude that played Dick Winters in Band of Brothers is Australian too. He was very good and all, but I'm fairly certain they could have found an American actor that could have done just as good of a job and wouldn't have had to change his voice.
I'll probably get flamed for this, but I think it's because there aren't that many capable American actors/actresses. It seems like some fresh new face for "looks" gets slapped on the screen to attrack viewers. By contrast it seems other regions (at least Europe and Australia/NZ) have more emphasis on acting schools as a career.

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