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Back Stage article on Transamerica

The 28 December 2005 issue of Back Stage magazine has a feature on Felicity Huffman called “Finding Her Voice.” She discusses her preparation for the role of Bree in the film. From the article:

To achieve Bree’s deeper, more masculine voice, Huffman studied with coach Andrea James, who works with many transgender women. “I still couldn’t get it,” Huffman says of the process. “I went through various voices-high, really low-and nothing was clicking. Then I met a woman named Katie Boll in New York, who’s a voice teacher. We kind of paralleled what I did with the acting part, which was, first I had to find the internal journey, and then I could find the externals. With my voice, we had to find a place that felt self-conscious and oppressed with a lot of self-loathing, and then figure out how to literally drop it. She figured out how to drop it about six octaves and what the warm-up was. I had to do that every morning.”

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