It's been well publicized that Chris Meloni, Victor Garber, Tricia Helfer and Michael Madsen would headline "Green Lantern: First Flight" as Hal Jordan, Sinestro, Boodika and Kilowog, respectively. But there's another geek-friendly actress involved that you may not know about: Juliet Landau.
Landau is best known for playing Drusilla in Joss Whedon's "Buffy the Vampire" and "Angel" television series, though she'll soon appear in the animated "Green Lantern" flick as the voice of Labella. Landau says that her performance was almost second nature and that she instinctively knew exactly how the character would sound.
"The voice of Labella just came to me when I read the pages in a kind of organic in a way," said Landau. "I immediately felt like she had to sound the way I played her. When I came in for looping (pick up sound work) Andrea Romano described my Labella sound as 'honey-voiced.' I think that really captures it."
Honey-voiced is an appropriate descriptor, based on Landau's own interpretation of the character as very sultry and flirtatious.
"There was a lot of room for invention in this character, especially with the device they use with her," said the actress. "I don't want to give it away, but she does go through a bit of torture and it causes a rift between Sinestro and Hal. I really liked the sexuality and the flirtatiousness of the character. She's very different from any of the characters I've voiced on 'Justice League Unlimited' or 'Ben 10: Alien Force' – she's a completely unique character."
As a "Justice League Unlimited" alumnus, "Green Lantern" is hardly Landau's first flight into the comic book community -- and it's certainly not her last. The actress will be writing a two-issue arc about her Whedonverse character Drusilla in IDW's "Angel" series.
Will you be picking up Landau's "Angel: After The Fall" arc? Are you looking forward to her performance in "Green Lantern: First Flight"? Let us know in the comments!