19. Gaten Matarazzo’s voice changed so much they couldn’t use it in post-production
When a film or TV show moves to post-production and enters into the next stage of editing, sometimes voicework needs to be touched up. Sometimes it happens when the mics are unclear, just so they don’t have to go back and reshoot. Another example would be in scenes when the actor is running. Instead of trying to capture what they’re saying, they just put the actors in a studio to pretend. Here’s a really good idea of what it looks like, courtesy of Hugh Jackman and Logan.
Now, when Stranger Things needed to use Gaten Matarazzo for some post-production voice work, they found themselves a little out of luck. Obviously, it would be slightly difficult to explain how Dustin’s voice jumped up and down a few octaves between episodes.
You can watch Matarazzo discuss it on Jimmy Kimmel Live! above.
Okay, I’m sorry, he didn’t discuss it as much as he admitted that it happened and let Jimmy Kimmel continuously interrupt him. But I mean, you get it. You can totally hear how different his voice sounds. And thankfully, Stranger Things season 2 will skip ahead one year to Halloween, 1984.