Dayeanne Hutton Q&A

We had the wonderful opportunity to host a Q&A with Dayeanne Hutton, voice of Kate Marsh, as well as Alyssa Anderson and Juliet Watson. For those who weren’t able to attend you can view the Q&A below.

We’d like to thank Dayeanne for taking some time out to be with us. For more about Dayeanne please check out her website at:

https://dayeannehutton.com/

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Chris (Admin)
Hi Dayeanne, welcome to the LISF Family 🙂

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Thanks for all the warm welcomes! Happy to be here!

Monique
What do you think of the website, Dayeanne? 🙂

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
It’s beautiful!

Ross
What do you think of the upcoming “Kate’s support Club”?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
I think it’s a fantastic idea!

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Chris (Admin)
We know we only have you for a little while so are you ready for some questions Dayeanne?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Sure thing!

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Chris (Admin)
TheFrozenWalrus would like to know: How did you prepare for the role of Kate Marsh?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
That’s an interesting question! This experience wasn’t like a traditional role when you’re in a play or doing a movie or something. I didn’t have a script ahead of time, I didn’t even audition for Kate as I recall, it was actually for Max. So the first session I went into without knowing much of what I was doing and couldn’t prepare.

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Once I got the information from the voiceover director, it was just about tapping into the part of me that knows what it feels like to feel down.

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Chris (Admin)
That’s great, I didn’t even know you auditioned for Max!

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Chris (Admin)
Sebastian would like to know: How much has playing Kate had an impact on your life and your view on the topic of depression?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Playing Kate has opened me up to this community and the great people that are a part of it. In regards to depression, I never really dealt with it too heavily growing up, I actually just learned recently that I was unaware of all the nuances of depression other than just being unable to get up out of bed and be motivated. That wasn’t really related to the game, but it is on the topic of depression.

Jamie (Staff)
Hi Dayeanne, This is kind of an off-topic question, but I’m curious to know what made you come up with the idea for Potpurrri?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
‘Potpurrri’ was born during Emma Approved when I had lots of down time and for years people had always been complimenting my style. So I gave myself something to do!

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Chris (Admin)
Shameless plug incoming!

httpss://potpurrri.com/

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Woo fashion! Haha. I’ve been bad at updating recently – sorry!

Monique
Would you be interested in Irish Dancing, Dayeanne?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
A lot of friends of mine did Irish dance when we were young. It was a whole fad. I did a summer camp once haha.

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Chris (Admin)
Anna would like to know: What’s the hardest role you’ve played? And could you tell us a fun fact yourself people haven’t heard already?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Hmmm, well I just finished doing Cordelia in King Lear and it was my first time doing a whole Shakespearean play, so that was a new experience. Memorizing was a lot more difficult than normal for me!

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
You all just learned about the dance thing… I’m not sure where I’ve said what or what a fun fact would be haha.

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Chris (Admin)
Was (King Lear) a modernized version or traditional?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
The show is still going, I am Cordelia understudy, but all my set performances are over and now I’m ensemble. It kinda lives in no time period? Like how Game of Thrones is its own whole world? If that makes sense? Haha.

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Chris (Admin)
NoirValkyrie, Markus & Luka would like to know: If you had Max’s power what is the one thing you would change in your life?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Mmm, that’s a dangerous question haha. I’m pretty happy with my life where it is right now and wouldn’t want to change any of that. But if I HAD to pick something, I guess I would have stayed in dance when I was younger. I’ve always wondered if I could’ve actually been good if I stuck with it haha.

Schublo
You’re a GoT fan then?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
I mean I don’t love it as much as Harry Potter, but I like it! Haha.

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Chris (Admin)
Monique & Joyce would like to know: Aside from the characters you played in Life is Strange, who would you say is a character you can relate to the most?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Other LiS characters… well I’ve mentioned before, but I haven’t actually played much of the game. I guess maybe Max? Awkward kinda shy artsy hipster kid? Only in HS I looked more like Kate (Catholic School)

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Chris (Admin)
I think I already know the answer to this but Caden would like to know: What’s your favourite animal?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
LLAMA//ALPACA ftw.

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Chris (Admin)
Haha… wait, I wanted cat! But you do mention llamas on your site…

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Sowwy 😀

Jamie (Staff)
What sparked that craze of llamas?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Emperor’s New Groove being the BEST MOVIE EVER

Chloe Price (Counsellor)
Dayeanne, you are my personal hero. Love Emperor’s New Groove and know the dialogues by heart. Every. Single. One.

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Chris (Admin)
I still haven’t seen Emperor’s New Groove…

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
CHRIS – NOT OKAY

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Chris (Admin)
Haha, I’ll remedy that, I promise 🙂

Monique
If you were to do a Cosplay, would you be Kate, Juliette or Alyssa? 🙂

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Oh definitely Kate.

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Chris (Admin)
Brittanie, Aleixo, Bilal, Pieter& Klaire would like to know: How emotional was it for you to voice Kate, and how did you channel her sadness? How were you able to make her sound so down?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
For voicing Kate I really just tapped into the part of me that gets sad and down. Also the writers/creators/director all had a very clear vision for Kate and helped guide me.

Gatsu
I wanna say that your voice acting for her is some of the best I’ve ever heard Dayeanne.

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Thank you so much Gatsu!

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Chris (Admin)
SuperMax would like to know: How does it feel to be a part of the Life is Strange community experience and what’s one thing you do to subscribe to a ‘you only live once’ attitude in life?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Its wonderful to be a part of this community! Everyone has been so lovely!

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
To the second part, I’ve recently been trying to remember not to take life so serious. I don’t want to get to the end of my life realizing I spent so much time stressing out over being perfect or doing everything right that I didn’t actually LIVE, you know? I want this to be an enjoyable experience otherwise it’s a wasted experience. In my mind anyway.

Marrune
You don’t know how much it actually means to hear you say this. Thank you.

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Chris (Admin)
Totally agree Dayeanne. With so much going on in the world right now, there needs to be an antidote.

Music Man Sebastian
Wise words, Dayeanne. Always recall the same for me when things don’t go so well.

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
I mean I’m not great at it, I stress out A LOT. But I’m working on figuring out how to balance it.

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Chris (Admin)
Ally would like to know: Did you know walking in about Kate’s suicide/attempt?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
No, no I did not know. A great shock upon walking in at 10am to be told I was going to be trying to jump off a building.

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Chris (Admin)
Josh would like to know: If Kate were to have a spin-off series, what would you like the story and overall message to be?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
The journey to finding your strengths and going after your dreams I think.

Lavallée Alec
Preach it.

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Chris (Admin)
Jeckenn would like to know: How difficult is it to make a living doing Voice Over work?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Well considering that I dont… hahahahah

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Chris (Admin)
Awww. Sort of related then:

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Chris (Admin)
David Cruger would like to know: What advice would you give to amateur voice actors hoping to go into this field?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
I’m honestly not sure. It’s a small community, so if you get in and work regularly, probably not hard.

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Create an repertoire of voices, get a demo reel together, find a class.

MissMountainTop
How did you get in? I mean, did you go to school and get a degree in it? Or just audition for stuff like crazy?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
The commercial/theatrical agents that signed me happened to have a VO department as well, so I receive auditions via email, record them, and send them in. I kinda got lucky and feel extremely fortunate to have booked LiS.

Jeckenn
Cool.

Marrune
You deserve it.

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Thank you!

Lavallée Alec
We’re all fortunate to have people like you to keep us dreaming!

MissMountainTop
That is so cool! Thanks so much for answering our questions! You are an awesome person!

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Chris (Admin)
Feras would like to know: Do you have a personal favourite cartoon character?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Oh! That’s a fun question…

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Right now… The Belcher Kids from Bob’s Burgers LOL

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Chris (Admin)
I love Bob’s Burgers!

MissMountainTop
Bob’s Burgers yesssssss. I binge watched the entire show this summer haha. It was a great summer 😛

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Funny stuff!

Dad (Staff)
That’s not one, that’s three! Lol.

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
They’re like one dysfunctional unit!

Dad (Staff)
Okay, fair enough.

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Chris (Admin)
Gatsu would like to know: What kind of music do you listen to?

Marrune
If you say “Spanish Sahara” my life is accomplished.

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Well my fave is Sara Bareilles, I also enjoy Ingrid Michaelson, the soundtrack to Hamilton and most things with banjos.

MissMountainTop
Ingrid Michaelson <3 love her! Do you have a favorite song of hers?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Ah it’s very hard to pick!

Gatsu
Wow those are great ones, haven’t heard the Hamilton soundtrack though but the rest <3

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Chris (Admin)
Kai would like to know: How long did it take to record Kate’s voice for each Episode?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Less than an hour… or about an hour. I don’t remember specifics haha.

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Chris (Admin)
Wow, amazing work in such a short time!

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Chris (Admin)
SmartAlien would like to know: What was your fondest memory growing up?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Fondest memory growing up… oh gosh I really don’t know haha, I’m sorry!

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Chris (Admin)
Oh dear!

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Having wiener roasts at the creek with my cousins in Ohio. That was fun!

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Chris (Admin)
That sounds real nice actually.

Gatsu
Yummy.

Hella_Strange18
Delightful.

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Chris (Admin)
Calista would like to know: Who most inspires you in your life?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Who inspires me… I always have a hard time with those kinds of questions.

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Chris (Admin)
Usually people say Mom or Dad or sibling lol. do you have any siblings?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
No – I have a half brother that I didn’t grow up with and only see on important holidays haha.

Dad (Staff)
Semi-only child! Haha. I know that one.

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
I guess my parents inspire me, in the sense that, neither of them today are doing anything they ever thought they’d be doing when they were my age. It’s a great model to see that life will take you random places and on it’s own journey, so to set yourself into anything without being open to it changing organically can be paralyzing.

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Chris (Admin)
That’s a real nice answer, considering you thought it was gonna be hard Dayeanene 🙂

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Well I had to think outside the traditional box of the question lol but I got there.

Marrune
How are you such a saint, Dayeanne? My gosh.

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Hahaha, oh please please no I am not. I get hangry with the best of them.

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Chris (Admin)
WiiWalker would like to know: What’s your life motto?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Life motto… I’m obsessed with quotes, I feel like I have a whole collection of mottos haha.

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Chris (Admin)
Just a few more Dayeanne, I know you have to go soon 🙁

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Chris (Admin)
Shannon, Nikolay, Regs & Patricia would like to know: What qualities do you really admire about Kate? Which ones do you share with her?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Well I share being sensitive. I admire her strength to get through hard times with very little support.

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Chris (Admin)
That’s sweet. I think we’d all agree we’re pretty sensitive here too, like a (large) family.

Moe Anderson
Yep ^^

Gatsu
Indeed we are.

Ross
Indeed Chris.

Monique
One big Life is Strange family 🙂

Dad (Staff)
Yup!

Chloe Price (Counsellor)
Hella awesome family I must say.

Lavallée Alec
Hella yes, and you’re part of it Dayeanne 😉

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Thanks guys! 😀

Marrune
You’re like the crazy cat lady, Aunt Dayeanne.

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Crazy llama lady.

Yoshida
Llama lady 🙂

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Chris (Admin)
Haha! And finally… your sort-of-namesake Kate Marsh would like to know: What can we expect from you in the future regarding voice acting?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
I don’t really have control over that, but I really really hope I get to work on more projects!

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Chris (Admin)
We hope you do too Dayeanne, we really do.

Dad (Staff)
Thanks for coming, Dayeanne! We’re so glad to have you.

Jamie (Staff)
Thanks for joining us, Dayeanne!

Kirk (Head Counsellor)
Thanks again Dayeanne for joining us. I’ve really enjoyed you answering all our questions.

Hella_Strange18
Thank you for joining Dayeanne!

Marrune
Thank you so much Dayeanne. It was amazing to have you here!

Music Man Sebastian
Thank you so much Dayeanne for stopping by here and answering our questions! It’s been a pleasure and an honor! I really appreciate how often you interact with the LIS community and wish you good luck on any future projects of yours! 🙂

Gatsu
Thank you for for bringing our favorite game to life and visiting our special site <3 ! You’re always welcome to come back 😉

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
OH wait, I have a question for all of you!

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Is there a fan name for LiS and/or Kate Marsh fans? You know like how there are Whovians and Potterheads etc?

Dad (Staff)
You know, that’s a good question.

Schublo
Maybe the Strangers?

Jeckenn
Strangers 🙂

WhiteNoise
Marsh-mellows lol.

TheDaK
Marshians?

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Ohhhhhhh Marshians haha, I love!

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Chris (Admin)
Marshians is cool… We’re all Marshians 🙂

WhiteNoise
Haha, I’m totally okay with being a Marshian.

Hella_Strange18
Marshians!

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
YAY Okay, you’re Marshians now and I’m obsessed – little alien family ahaha 😀

Chloe Price (Counsellor)
That is actually a really cool name haha.

MissMountainTop
Haha that is perfect <3

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Chris (Admin)
Thank you so much for taking your time out for this Dayeanne, have an awesome time at Comic Con!

Dayeanne Hutton (VIP)
Okay Marshians – farewell!!!

Chris Anderson is the creator of Life Is Strange Fans. He is interested in all things creative, be that Film Making, Digital Art, 3D Art, Graphic Design and Video Game Development.

He is also an aspiring Writer and has been developing a fantasy series for over 10 years.

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