The gloves were off when Overwatch stars Jonny Cruz and Lucie Pohl stopped by Supanova TV on the Gold Coast for a game of Jenga and a heated Q&A session.
Among other things, the voice actors and comedians touched on the games they grew up with.
“I was a latchkey kid; my mum bought me a lot of video games so I wouldn’t go outside and get into weird trouble… I loved Zelda, and it was one of the games that really taught me what it was to really get lost in an immersive experience. That’s been one of my favourite series. I’ve played most of them, but when I got a little older I found that I was a completionist, so I’d have to finish all the games and get all the hearts and it takes a lot of time. As you get older, you’ve got to do stuff.”
“Tetris on Game Boy. I’ve always wanted to write a jingle for Tetris – that’s my big dream. I also had a Game Boy game that was really long and had 150 games on it. It was from Japan, and I stole it from a guy who stole a David Hasselhoff tape from me. It was revenge. His name was Hans and I’m not joking.”
During their joint Gold Coast panel, the Overwatch stars also gave some insight into their favourite characters growing up.
Cruz: “When I was growing up, I used to love Dragon Ball Z. I was a really angry kid, so when Vegeta came around, I was like, ‘I get you, man. God, I get you, Vegeta!’ I love the bad guys gone good – [Vegeta] was kind of good, he’s still egotistical, as am I.”
Pohl: “Popeye. I always loved Popeye growing up, and loved the possibility in voice acting of being able to play characters that you would never get to play otherwise; like gender-bending stuff. Popeye’s funny, but strong and kind of quirky and weird.”
Keep an eye out for the full Overwatch Supanova TV episode to see who was the ultimate Jenga champion.
Lead image: Jonny Cruz and Lucie Pohl at Supanova Melbourne. Photo by Ewan Ly.