There’s A Reason Kaley Cuoco’s Harley Quinn Voice Is So Consistently Inconsistent

Halpern said that it was. He explained:

So, you’re not imagining, it was intentional. It was a joint decision by one of the EPs, Dean Lorey (he worked on Arrested Development for years and is a brilliant writer/director) and Kaley. Kaley would add so many little touches like that, along with her voice director, Charlie Adler. Like, in the episode where she went home, Kaley was like “when people go back home they slip into a thicker accent” so she did that. She’s a really thoughtful performer, which is rare. Not every actor is like that! We got so lucky with our cast. They were all just total killers.”

That never would have occurred to me, but it absolutely tracks. As someone who does have a tiny Long Island accent slip on a few words when I talk to my parents or go home for a visit, I guess I do it as well. Most of us do. It’s such a subtle touch, and something that brings so much more life to Harley Quinn, and more understanding of her character for the audience. 

The third season of “Harley Quinn” will have 10 episodes (the first two seasons had 13 each), and will premiere on HBO Max on July 28, 2022. From the trailer, it looks like it’s going to be a wild ride.

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