Did you ever imagine that Moon Knight would have a mummy as one of his most interesting sidekicks? Well, in the upcoming Marvel’s Moon Knight series, he does – and her name is Taweret! Actress Antonia Salib provides the voice and motion capture performance behind this hard-hitting ally to Marc Spector (aka Moon Knight). Check out this exclusive video to learn more about Salib’s voice acting career, her thoughts on Taweret, and what she thinks about working with actor/stuntman Ron Yuan, who plays Sirocco on the show! Meet Antonia Salib the voice and motion capture performance behind Moon Knight’s Taweret!
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Being an actress is no easy task. Imagine having to endure hours of physical exertion for several months as well as long days on set with minimal breaks. This was especially true for a character like Taweret. The Hulk’s greatest adversary brings her to life in Marvel’s upcoming series, Marvel’s Moon Knight (airing on Friday nights at midnight on Disney XD). For some actors, such grueling schedules might seem impossible to juggle along with everyday life; but not for actress Antonia Salib.
How long have you been in acting?
Since 2006. That was my first on-camera job ever. I didn’t have an agent at that time. I just went to Los Angeles for a week to visit my mom who lives there now and we found that casting director on Craigslist in Culver City. It was one of those ‘shoot fast, cut even faster’ types of things because it was a short film.
What acting roles did you play before this role?
First off, I’m a huge fan of superheroes—I grew up reading them and never stopped. When I first moved to LA I joined a superhero burlesque troupe called League of Superheroes, but when they disbanded I didn’t have time to look for another group that revolved around superheroes so I started my own thing called The Pussycat Kittens Club. My troupe is full of strong independent female superheroes who support each other and perform for charity events such as Pridefest, comic cons like WonderCon or SDCC where we bring out-of-towners together with local non-profits. We don’t go out in costume unless it’s for charity or it’s really cold. lol.
How did you get into voice acting?
I got into voice acting almost on accident. I had just gotten a new job and was still trying to figure out how everything worked around me. I started doing theater at my job because it was something I knew people would appreciate since they were in customer service as well. A few months after that we had an open mic night at work and I decided to give it a shot! It went well enough that other theaters in town started asking if I could do performances for them too. Things kept growing from there so I took some time off of work to go to my first convention and see how people received my character at full-force. From there, one thing led to another and here we are today… with another convention coming up soon!! (laughs)
What is your favorite thing about this job?
For me, working on Marvel’s Moon Knight has been a dream come true. It’s been incredible to work alongside such a talented cast, crew and writing team. My favorite thing about my job is knowing that I am contributing to something so meaningful for people all over the world. What is your inspiration or motivation? How do you get yourself up in front of a camera every day?: Every actor strives to connect with their audience in some way or another; it’s an integral part of storytelling. When playing an important character like Taweret, I use that desire as motivation to give my best performance possible. For me personally?
What can you tell us about the show?
In an effort to kick off our daily Behind The Voice Actors series of video interviews, we’d like to introduce you to actress Antonia Salib. You may not know her name, but she’s already had a career as an accomplished actress in both film and television. However, since joining DONTNOD Entertainment (Life is Strange) back in 2013 as a Motion Capture Director & Actor/Voice Actress on their critically acclaimed hit game Life is Strange (2015), she has appeared in numerous shows including Resident Evil: Vendetta (2017), Holes TV Series (2016), Rise of Phoenixes (2018) which just premiered at MIPCOM 2018 alongside Disney’s live-action Mulan and more.
Tell us something else interesting about yourself or your career!
I had never lived in New York before I moved here for Weta. I’m originally from California, where I studied Voice Performance at The University of Southern California. Although my career has mostly been in games, I did a lot of theatre in Los Angeles before joining Weta. In fact, most of my work has been video game-related because companies like Square Enix have studios nearby – LA is also home to several movie studios and their gaming divisions! My first role was as Rikku in FFX (I was cast by Square Enix LA directly). Since then I’ve worked on many titles including some upcoming ones like Kingdom Hearts III & Avengers: Infinity War.
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You may know her as Isis from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., or Cleopatra in Stitchers, but voice actress Antonia Salib has added another major character to her resume: Tawaret in Marvel’s first-ever series on Hulu, MOON KNIGHT!