Leah de Niese is the voice actor of Junker Queen in Overwatch 2. Here’s how she gets into character and her thoughts on the hero!

Leah de Niese is the voice actor of Junker Queen in Overwatch 2. During the Overwatch League Grand Finals 2022, she shared details about how she gets into character and more. Read on for the details plus a headcanon from the voice actor herself!

What it takes to voice Junker Queen

As Junker Queen’s voice actor, de Niese said she goes into the recording sessions feeling rather nervous. This is because she doesn’t know where Junker Queen’s voice comes from within her.

“When I’m in the booth, she absolutely takes over,” de Niese said “She’s a force, and I’m often like, “Wow. did that come out of me?'”

On being the Overwatch 2 Junker Queen voice actor

The voice actor also shared how intimidating it could be to voice Junker Queen in general. De Niese noted how she’s new to the Overwatch 2 world and to gaming. Learning that Junker Queen already had existing lore also meant that fans and players alike had expectations, and de Niese said she didn’t want to let anyone down.

“But from the response that I’ve been receiving from you all, I think you kind of like the Queen, right? I like her, too,” de Niese continued.

She then thanked the fans who reached out to her and let her know about their love for Junker Queen’s voice acting. “This game is going to keep evolving, and she’s going to keep evolving, and it’s really, really cool to be welcomed into this amazing community,” de Niese said. “So thank you.”

Leah de Niese voices Junker Queen in Overwatch 2
Leah de Niese voices Junker Queen in Overwatch 2. Image via Blizzard Entertainment.

Junker Queen voice lines and headcanon

As for de Niese’s favorite Junker Queen voice line in Overwatch 2, she revealed that it’s not out yet. However, she does like the one that goes, “It ain’t a party‚Ķ until someone’s dead.”

Junker Queen’s voice actor also shared a headcanon with the Overwatch League Grand Finals 2022 audience. In terms of what the character likes, de Niese said said Junker Queen would be into a cold beer.

“I’ll just give her a good, cold beer and she’ll be alright!” de Niese revealed. The crowd cheered when she said the line in Junker Queen’s voice.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned on Esports.gg for more Overwatch 2 content, news and updates!

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