Written by Christina Koch - Lead Voice Consultant at The Voice Advisory
I just treated myself to a quick skim of a heated debate on how Darth Vader got his voice, on one of the million Star Wars fan sites!
I won’t go into the intricacies of the arguments, but whether it was hot lava burns to the larynx, or stress-related laryngitis from the overwhelming weight of expectations, he eventually had to rely on a voice synthesizer that churned out James Earl Jones’ molten tones.
I suppose it could’ve been a lot worse!
Check out what he would have sounded like if none of that had happened: spoiler warning. https://nerdist.com/star-wars-darth-vader-anakin-voice/