Peppa Pig voice artist Harley Bird, who’s on course to be a millionaire after playing the character since she was 5-years-old, reveals she’s planning a career in acting as she turns 18
- Harley Bird, 17, revealed how she’ll be spending milestone birthday tomorrow
- Says she’s voiced Peppa for ‘so long’ she doesn’t know of characters future
- Teen who has been voicing animated character for 13-years wants to be actress
The voice actress who plays Peppa Pig, Harley Bird, says she’ll be spending her 18th birthday partying in a nightclub.
Harley, 17, from Rochdale, Manchester has voiced the hit animated character for 13 years and tomorrow will spend her milestone birthday, dancing with friends at the Dollhouse VIP nightclub in Leeds.
The star told on This Morning how she dreams of being an actress and revealed that yesterday she had a callback for the prestigious RADA drama school.
Hinting that it could be time to walk away from the iconic role, she explained that she’s been voicing the character for ‘so long’ that ‘whatever’ happens with Peppa, her experience has been ‘so fun’.
The voice actress who plays Peppa Pig, Harley Bird, appeared on This Morning today where she revealed she’ll be spending her 18th birthday partying in a nightclub
Harley, 17, from Rochdale, Manchester has been voicing the animated pig for 13-years, since she was just five-year-old
She said: ‘I’ve been doing Peppa for so long, whatever happens with it now, it’s been so much fun. This is my 13th year.’
When quizzed on how she’ll be spending her birthday tomorrow, she said: ‘I’m going to Dollhouse VIP, which is a club in Leeds, you guys are invited obviously.’
Harley has been voicing Peppa since she was just five-years-old and this year could bag her first ever Christmas number one as the character.
The festive take on the cartoon’s ‘Bing Bong’ song, which will help raise money for Save the Children, has been creeping up the charts and will take on the likes of Robbie Williams this Christmas.
Harley told hosts Holly Willoughby (middle) and Philip Schofield (left) and that tomorrow she will spend her milestone birthday, dancing with friends at the Dollhouse VIP nightclub in Leeds
The star told how she dreams of being an actress and revealed that yesterday she had a callback for the prestigious RADA drama school
Harley joked that although she has the ‘voice of an angel’ when she first started voicing the character, they weren’t too keen on her character singing.
When quizzed on how difficult it was to sing as Peppa, she said: ‘It’s not that hard at all.
‘I’ve got the voice of an angel obviously, even when we started Peppa, we’d do one of the short songs they’d be like, “It’s okay, Peppa doesn’t need to sing”.
When asked whether she thought the song has a chance of making the number one spot, she said: ‘You never know, Christmas miracle. It could, hopefully.’
Harley has been voicing Peppa since she was just five-years-old and this year could bag her first ever Christmas number one as the character
It seems Harley wouldn’t be too worried if she did take a break because it was reported last year that she’s on track to be a millionaire by the time she turns 21.
It was claimed by the Daily Star that the teen was raking in £1,000 an hour for depicting the titular farm animal, earning in excess of £12,000 per week
A source told the publication: ‘Harley is the most successful teenage voiceover artist in Britain right now. She is hot property and easily earns £1,000 an hour.’
They added: ‘She’s also difficult to replace because she’s mature enough to be a great actress, but still has the distinctive voice families around the world know as Peppa.’
When Harley first auditioned for the role of Peppa, she was too young to even read the script with producers having to get her to ‘repeat her lines’.
The hugely popular cartoon follows the adventures of a family of talking pigs and their farmyard animal friends, it has won a Bafta and is also popular in the States
Harley previously said on This Morning: ‘I’ve done Peppa for 11 years now. I really understand the character; I know how she speaks, how she would do things, how she would react.’
And while Harley admits that her voice has ‘matured a bit’ she delighted Holly and Phil as she performed her world famous giggle and snort live on the show.
The hugely popular cartoon follows the adventures of a family of talking pigs and their farmyard animal friends. It has won a Bafta and is also popular in the States.
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