Family dynasty? New REM voice is daughter of Metro announcer

Montreal’s public transit programs are preserving issues within the household.

Actress Caroline Dhavernas was introduced to be the voice of the Réseau specific métropolitain (REM) light-rail system on Thursday.

But she additionally occurs to be the daughter of Michèle Deslauriers — the lady behind Montreal’s Metro bulletins.

Dhavernas instructed Radio-Canada that she was excited to listen to that she received the function, partly due to that household historical past.

“When I got the call for the audition, I thought, that would be so funny,” Dhavernas mentioned.

“If I’m the voice of the REM, we could make our little public transit dynasty. It would be awesome,” she mentioned. “And then the stars aligned.”

Dhavernas was chosen anonymously by common vote. Over 35,000 people voted for his or her favorite announcer, with Dhavernas, often called “Voice B,” popping out on top.

“Without knowing it, the public voted for a voice that echoed that of the Montreal subway,” wrote CDPQ Infra, the arm of the Caisse de dépôt that oversees the REM, in a press release.

“It’s an incredible coincidence,” Dhavernas mentioned.

Dhavernas, who is thought for roles together with Mary Harris in Canadian drama Mary Kills People and Alana Bloom in NBC’s Hannibal, additionally has an unlimited expertise in voice work and dubbing.

While they have not recorded the official strains that will play within the REM but, Dhavernas did not rule out asking mother for some recommendation when the time comes.

In a video launched by CDPQ Infra, Dhavernas mentioned she usually rides the Metro with her daughter, and factors out her mom’s voice.

“I tell her: ‘that’s your grandmother you’re hearing.’ Now when we take the REM, it’ll be my voice,” she mentioned.

The first passengers will hear Dhavernas when the South Shore department of the REM enters operation in 2022.

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