4. Main character Philip J Fry IS Billy West. At 25…
Billy West: I wanted a lot of my voices to be rooted in reality, but none of them were, except Fry. I have tapes of me when I was 25 and I sounded exactly like that. Whiny, nasally, flawed. Imperfect speech.
But when I'm creating the characters, I do put lots of thought into it. I try not to make anything a throwaway, I try to make it a big deal.
5 ...But Lauren Tom and the other cast members don’t draw from real life Well, not much.
Lauren Tom: That would mean I'm either a bimbo or a nasty old woman! You'd have to ask my husband about that.
Maurice LaMarche: There's a part of me that's very Kiff-like, the Canadian part that lets himself get stepped on all the time. But there's that part of me that's very egotistical and reminiscent of Calculon. And I've been known to lose my temper every now and again and rage like Morbo.
Lauren Tom: I've seen a vein pop up once in a while.
Maurice LaMarche: There was one moment in this new movie where they got us to do every character's thoughts doing a mind-reading sequence. I had Walt thinking, "I wonder what it feels like to have sex..."
There's NO part of me that's like him, by the way.