During Anime Fest at New York Comic Con, Jen Cohn, the voice actress for Pharah, shared a funny story about how
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Toyias was listening to auditions from people from all over the world, but she was fixated on one voice that did not officially audition. "She kept on going back to how seven years before she was here in New York City and saw the show 'Fela!', the musical on Broadway, and the star of 'Fela!' was just stuck in her head as being the perfect guy for it," Cohn explained. Toyias hunted him down and found his manager.
Sahr never did a voice over before, because he is primarily a theater actor. Toyias had Sahr read the lines she sent as part of his audition. "He read it and now he's Doomfist," Cohn said.
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