If you’ve known anything about me through my Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, and wherever else on social media, you will know that I am head-to-toe drenched with superhero imagery and geekery. And somewhere in the back of your mind, you’ll be thinking, “This is all well and good, but is she going to get sick of being associated with superheroes and move onto something else?”
Plot twist: the answer is no. I am not going to move onto something else.
The thing is that superheroes, for me at least, are not a trend for me. They are who I am as well. As in “I tried to run from it but embraced it as my identity” sort of deal. Think Mark Hamill and him being associated with the Joker and Luke Skywalker.
It was part of my life ever since I was very young and is still a part of me in current times. The only difference between then and now is that I’ve gained life experience through challenging trials and rewarding triumphs in my life.
And that’s actually not a bad thing because I don’t have to hide who I am at all and sell a lie to potential clients. I can be honest with myself, have a little fun with my work, and provide an excellent service without having to fake it. Plus, there’s the added bonus of being consistent who I am as a person as well.
That’s far more important than holding up a public persona that can be discarded on a moment’s whim. If anything else, if something goes wrong and that it isn’t part of who the person is both in public and in private, then it is going to be concerning. Consistency is important because it’s crucial to a brand and beneficial to an audience because they will know what they will get.
My point is that the superhero theme I have is who I am, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. What you see with me is in fact what you will get, in my personal and professional life.
Hailing from Los Angeles, Bonnie has been acting on the stage, television, film, and a voice actor for over 20 years. Credits include Isabel in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Margaret in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and Glory and Rhonda in ALMOST, MAINE. She also recently performed in COMING BACK FOR ME, the winner of Project Chrysalis 2.0 with Cary Playwrights. Voiceover clients include Amazon, Buick, NC State, Toyota, and K-Swiss. She has a Bachelors in Theatre Arts from CSU San Bernardino. When she’s not recording in the studio, she can be found hanging out with her dog Marcel, drinking too much coffee, and serving on the board at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre. You should totally check out her website at vosuperhero.com