Wanda Sykes is branching out for a new role kids will appreciate. The comedian is set to star as Gregoria, the loyal and outspoken gargoyle sidekick of Vee on Disney Junior’s Vampirina.
Sykes is no stranger to voice over work having worked on Bob’s Burgers, Ice Age: Collision Course and Bad Cat— to name a few. But she’s most beloved for her roles on black-ish and Curbed Your Enthusiasm which returns this October.
“It’s so funny, as a kid, my mother would get me to change my voice to sound more pleasant,” Skyes told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview. “I guess my voice got on her nerves for some reason. I was outside playing, not even talking to her… and she would yell out the window, ‘Wanda, change your voice!'”
Now, the 53-year-old makes a living doing voice over work for TV, film and video games.
Vampirina premieres on Oct 1 at 11 a.m. ET and new episodes will air every Monday and Friday in October on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.