Multitalented, the actress, singer, songwriter and voice actress Jullie collects in her extensive career numerous projects, including two albums and 1 EP, her most recent being “Até o Sol”. On television, she participated in the musical reality “The Voice Brasil”, where she performed with her authorial song “Gasolina” and ended up joining Claudia Leitte’s team.
Since 2007 in voice acting, she is known for the voices of Tinker Bell in the “Disney Fairy Odds” franchise, Cinderella in the 2021 Prime Video film, Leni Loud from “The Loud House”, Chloe from “The Fairly OddParents”, Janna from “League of Legends”, D.Va from “Overwatch”, Poppy from “Trolls”, Vanessa from “Phineas and Ferb”, in addition to Clove in “The Hunger Games”, Smurfette in the movies of “The Smurfs”, among others.
That year, she went on tour with the musical show Elas Brilham – Vozes Que Iluminam e Transformam o Mundo – Doc. Musical, which premiered in 2022 at Teatro Claro Rio and was also shown at Teatro Claro SP. In 2022, she starred in the children’s musical Pimentinha – Elis Regina Para Crianças, a project by Grandes Músicos Para Pequenos, which earned her a nomination as Best Actress in Children’s Musical Theater at the 2022 Musical.Rio Highlights award. She was nominated as best actress in the seventh edition of the Bibi Ferreira Award for her work in Nelson Gonçalves – O Amor e o Tempo and in the first edition of the Reverência Award for Constellation – Uma Viagem Musical Pelos Anos 50. In addition to the shows already mentioned, she participated in Words of Women (online piece), from the tour of Bibi – Uma Vida em Musical, from the Rio season of A Noviça Rebelde (sub by Maria Von Trapp), O Musical da Bossa Nova, Se Meu Apartamento Falasse, Chacrinha – O Musical, 60 ! Década de Arromba – Doc Musical and Tudo Por um Popstar, his debut musical.
She was part of the talent cast hired by the Disney Channel, having released a duet with Joe Jonas (Jonas Brothers), version of a song from the film Camp Rock 2, entitled Eu Não Mudaria Nada Em Você (Would n’t Change a Thing). Check out the interview!
You are currently showing the musical “They Shine – Voices That Illuminate and Transform the World – Doc. Musical” which is currently on tour. What do you think about joining the project and how has the public reception been?
It’s been amazing to be part of a cast of 7 talented and diverse protagonists to sing and tell about our struggles and achievements. The stories of all the women we represent and praise in the show renew our strength to continue fighting and conquering more and more space, rights. They are very important female voices that made history in different areas of music, theater, politics, science… The female audience identifies and is moved by our personal stories as well. Everyone leaves changed, already wanting to come back and bring more people.
You participated in several shows, including: ‘Words of Women’, ‘Se Meu Apartamento Falasse’, ‘Chacrinha O Musical’. How was the experience of participating in so many different shows? Do you have any favorites?
Each show has a special place in the heart and a different lesson. I really enjoyed making “Nelson Gonçalves – O Amor e o Tempo” in celebration of the centenary of the king of radio. Two actors on stage (Guilherme Logullo and I) talking about love and pain and singing Nelson’s hits, which has an incredible repertoire. It was a different challenge and earned me a nomination as best actress in the seventh edition of the Bibi Ferreira Awards. “Pimentinha – Elis Regina Para Crianças” also has a special place, as I am passionate about the projects of Grandes Músicos Para Pequenos, which brings so much knowledge of Brazilian music to children.
“Noviça Rebelde” is a classic known and adored by many. What challenges did you face playing Maria Von Trapp in this show?
I entered as an ensemble and occasional sub of Maria Von Trapp in the season in Rio de Janeiro. Being sub is always challenging because usually you don’t rehearse as much as the original cast and still have little opportunity to be on the scene, be able to do it again and mature even more. However, I was able to rehearse a lot with the other actors or with the new children’s cast from Rio de Janeiro, discovering everything together with them, which was really cool and ended up creating a nice connection with the children.
How was the experience of participating in an online musical, such as “Women’s Words”?
It was unlike anything else. Understanding the screen space, the framing, creating a connection with the cast, even though they are far away, understanding what I could create with the space I have, proposing a lot, because it was a very collaborative project… I was able to meet incredible people with the which I had never worked before and learn from the research of female figures.
What are the challenges of working on a period musical like “Constellation – A Musical Voyage Through the 50’s”?
We need to study, understand the historical context, the time interferes with the way of speaking, behaving… So we study for that. We read articles from the time, watched movies to help compose the characters, etc.
About his passages on television, one of his greatest peaks was in 1998, when he joined Rede Globo at the age of ten and began to participate in programs such as “Xuxa Park”, “Gente Inocente” and “Criança Esperança”, where he performed singing and dancing. Do you miss this phase of your life?
I don’t see it as an apex, but as the beginning of a path of much learning. They were my first experiences on national open TV, where I also had my first contacts with dance and acting. It was a phase that added a lot to me. I remember with great affection.
You currently have two copyright albums released, with “Até o Sol” being your most recent. Could you talk a little more about the production process of it?
Even the Sun was produced by Bernardo Martins, with whom he had already recorded the EP Gasolina and the single Supernova. I started composing songs inspired by my experiences and brought more composers to collaborate. I chose musicians with whom I could identify with their sound, with their creations. Everything was exactly as we imagined, Bernardo and I. I even brought the cover art by Franco Kuster who is a great artist and friend. Just beautiful people. It was a process of much love and sensitivity.
The year 2022 became well-marked because you starred in the children’s musical “Pimentinha – Elis Regina para Crianças”, projects that earned you a nomination as Best Actress in Children’s Musical Theater in the 2022 Musical.Rio Highlights award. How was the experience of being on this project and especially working with children?
I loved. Every Grandes Músicos Para Pequenos project, in addition to presenting an incredible repertoire for children, always brings very important messages. In Pimentinha, Lilica (child Elis) fights for her dreams, faces prejudice and shows the importance of trusting herself, being faithful to her own identity. Working with a children’s audience is a lot of fun, it’s a very sincere audience. There are always some children in the audience who bring a very clever or funny insight. I loved seeing the videos of the little ones singing and dancing Elis Regina at home on the networks, so cute. Mission accomplished feeling.
Regarding her musical career, another show that made a big impact was “The Voice Brasil”, where she chose to present her own authorial song “Gasolina” and was soon approved for Claudia Leitte’s team. How was the experience of working with her during that time and behind the scenes of the show?
It was great, mainly because the program gave visibility to my music, which was recently covered by Paula Fernandes in her project 11:11. We exchanged a lot more with the musical directors behind the technicians, but at times I was able to be directly with Cláudia to discuss the performances. Backstage is a lot of waiting – which is common in recordings, anxiety and a nice exchange with the other participants and the team.
In addition to your career as a singer and actress, you’ve also worked as a voice actress for famous characters such as Blair Waldorf in Gossip Girl and Katie in Total Drama Island. How do you compare voice-over work to acting and singing in terms of challenges and technique?
A voice actor is an actor specializing in voice acting. The difference is that in dubbing you have to follow the times, the nuances, the breath that another actor has already put on the scene. It’s a kind of mirror work, where you have to take all of this to the point of view, having a quick understanding of the scenes, total concentration, focus on timing and details. Among the characters that I loved the most in recent years are Luz Estrela from The Boys series and Poppy from the animation Trolls.
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*With Regina Soares