The venerable Kelsey Grammer has embodied a number of memorable characters over the years, including (but certainly not limited to) Sideshow Bob, and Captain Morgan Bateson on an episode of ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, and of course Dr. Fraiser Crane. This holiday season, the legendary actor comes to Netflix to voice a troll named Blinky in Guillermo Del Toro’s latest animated project, ‘Trollhunters’. However, when the show also featuring the voices of Anton Yelchin, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, and Charlie Saxton premieres, don’t invite him over to “Netflix & chill” because he won’t be having any of it.
While promoting the upcoming film at New York Comic Con, we had the chance to speak with Grammer about his work on ‘Trollhunters’. And during the course of the conversation, someone inquired about the actor’s thoughts on a modern viewer’s tendency to binge-watch shows these days. While sharing his thoughts on how television storytelling has changed because of this, he shared that he isn’t a fan of taking in TV in that manner.
In addition to that, Grammer touched on a number of different subjects including the different ways that he may prepare and craft a voiceover performance. Finally, since nostalgia is a big seller in today’s world (as evidenced by ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Twin Peaks’, ‘Girl Meets World’, and more) and ‘Trollhunters’ offers the audience a bit of nostalgia due to the similarities to the old school Amblin animated features, we asked if there had been any interest in revisiting some his greatest shows or characters. Also, how could we not talk to Kelsey Grammer without bringing up ‘Fraiser’ just once? It’s arguably one of the greatest sitcoms of all time.
Anyway, check out everything he had to say in the video below:
‘Trollhunters’ starring Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer, Ron Perlman, Steven Yeun, Charlie Saxton, Jonathan Hyde, Lexi Madrano, Amy Landecker, and Fred Tatasciore premieres on Netflix on December 23, 2016.