Interview: Kiersey Clemons Talks Voicing Dee Dee Sykes in ‘SCOOB!’, Amazon Prime’s ‘Fairfax’ & Gives an Update on ‘The Flash’
Scooby-Do and the gang are back! In the first full-length animated Scooby-Doo adventure for the big screen, SCOOB! tells the never-before told story of Scooby-Doo’s origins and puts them on the greatest mystery in the career of Mystery Inc.
SCOOB! was originally slated to hit theaters this Friday but due to the current pandemic, Warner Bros. decided to allow fans to buy it on VOD instead! To celebrate the movies release I had the chance to sit down for a virtual chat with Kiersey Clemons who voices Dee Dee Sykes in the film.
During our conversation she spoke about what it was like joining such an iconic franchise, the difference between voicing a character on a tv series rather than a movie and her upcoming role on Amazon’s Prime’s animated comedy Fairfax, centered around Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue. She also gave us a brief update about The Flash.
Check out the interview below:
One of the things I really liked about SCOOB! is that it kind of wove in a superhero element throughout it. One of the things I wanted to just talk about specifically with you because you’ve got a lot of things under your belt now, have you got to speak to Andy about the upcoming Flash because I know you are supposed to be Iris and we’re still excited for another Black Iris. I know it’s down the road but we’re still pumped to see you!
Kiersey Clemons: We’re still in a long process of pre development and I just did a movie with Ezra last year that him and I put out together. And so with The Flash, it’s kind of just a matter of seeing where everything goes and how everyone’s schedule lines up. And it’s a work in progress, right. But I know that everyone is so curious for information, it’s just not my information to give out unfortunately.
I completely understand I just wanted to say thank you so much for talking with us. We loved you in the movie, and I can’t wait to see your other upcoming projects and you know, we’re gonna be there support them!
Clemons: Thank you so much!
Official synopsis and details on how to watch below:
The movie will be available for a 48-hour rental via Premium Video On Demand for $19.99, or premium digital ownership for $24.99, beginning on Friday, May 15 (prices listed SRP). The title will be available on participating digital platforms. For more details, please visit https://www.watchscoob.com to preorder your copy now. Enjoy the movie even more with a fun family activity pack at https://www.scoob.movie/homepremiere.php
SCOOB! reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.
Starring in SCOOB! are Will Forte (Booksmart, TV’s The Last Man on Earth) as Scooby-Doo’s best friend, Shaggy; two-time Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Fighter, The Departed) as Blue Falcon; Jason Isaacs (the Harry Potter films, TV’s The OA) as the infamous Dick Dastardly; Gina Rodriguez (Deepwater Horizon, TV’s Jane the Virgin) as Velma; Zac Efron (The Greatest Showman, the Neighbors franchise) as Fred; Amanda Seyfried (the Mamma Mia! films, Ted 2) as Daphne; Kiersey Clemons (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, TV’s Angie Tribeca) as Falcon Fury pilot Dee Dee Skyes; Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians, The Hangover trilogy) as the Falcon Force’s Dynomutt; Tracy Morgan (What Men Want, TV’s 30 Rock) as Captain Caveman; Simon Cowell (American Idol, The X Factor) as himself; and Frank Welker (the Transformers franchise) as Scooby-Doo.