Interview: Kiara Muhammad, Voice of Doc McStuffins
Posted on May 6, 2013 at 8:00 am
What a treat to talk to Doc McStuffins! Kiara Muhammed provides the voice for the little girl who diagnoses all of her toys’ ailments and teaches them to be healthy. The latest DVD, Doc McStuffins: Time for Your Checkup, will be released tomorrow.
Where are you when you record the voice for Doc McStuffins?
I am in a room by myself with a microphone and there’s glass so I can see the writer and director telling me how to say the lines. I try to think of some things that she does already, how she would normally do it to keep it the same. It would be a little weird if I did something totally different than what she normally does. Like does she nod when she says “yes” or does she just reply — things like that. I put my voice really high so I sound younger!
What is Doc McStuffins’ favorite thing to do?
Her favorite thing is helping toys. But she also likes playing with her friends. Family and friend time is important, too.
What should kids learn from Doc McStuffins?
The hygienic stuff is really important. Washing your hands and eating well and exercising — it’s a problem now because kids have all these electronics and can get lazy. They really have to take care of themselves.
Are you more careful about those things now?
I’ve been working out more and now actually like to go play. I used to just be on my phone all day and watch TV. Now I play basketball and tennis!
Do you have a favorite episode?
I like the episode where Lambie gets a rip and then I have to heal her. It’s a really sweet episode! I like the sweet episodes where I really try to help people out, not when they’re hurt but with their emotions.
What do you like to do for fun?
I really love movies! I like Will Smith movies and animated movies like “Tangled” and “Up” and “The Little Mermaid.” I like listening to music. If it’s really loud and I can’t hear anything else, I’m really happy. I like being with my friends. I’m reading The Goddess Test series and it’s really good. I hope she writes more of them.
What makes you laugh?
I like dry comedy — I find that hilarious. If you have a dry sense of humor, I’m going to laugh at you a lot!