Catt Sadler / Western Sound
Voice of Lisa Simpson - Yeardley Smith - on bullies, body image & finding love
If you don't recognize her name, you will most definitely recognize her voice. That's because today's guest is the Emmy award-winning Yeardley Smith. She's been the voice of Lisa Simpson on the epic animated series, The Simpsons, for decades. Showing up at Catt's ready to play, Yeardley took off both her dress AND makeup, and kicked off the conversation with an honest look at her battle with body dysmorphia. During this interview, Yeardley opens up about surviving divorce (twice), learning to embrace her success as a voice actor, and constantly struggling to stay present. She also shares a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of her hugely successful podcast, Small Town Dicks, gives us all the details on meeting her fiancée, and celebrates the healing powers of therapy. Also in this episode, Catt and Yeardley discuss the problematic relationships they have had with their fathers, and how they still put a lot of stock into their parents' opinions. And, to all those bullies who made fun of Yeardley's voice when she was younger -- well, she is certainly having the last laugh now (and that laugh is insured by the way)!
Duration: 1 hr 12 min