Janet Varney

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is an American actress best known for hosting TBS's Dinner and a Movie and as the voice of Korra in The Legend of Korra.

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janetvarney1009 karma

Hee hee! Okay, great. I'll just tell you everything that happens in Book 3, right now. So what happens is... uh oh, something strange is happening with my keyboard and I can't... seem... to... type....

janetvarney783 karma

Awesome question - I have never been asked that before! Hmmm... man, that is a REALLY good question. I think I would pick sword fighting. The dexterity, the grace, the satisfying "clink" of the swords clashing... right??

janetvarney728 karma

Hi! I was absolutely a fan of the show. I hadn't seen the entire series and I actually stopped watching when the audition process started for Korra because I didn't want to get too attached! This is something actors do to protect their feelings and it seldom works. :)

I don't think I can talk much about the cast of Book 3 yet! I wish I could! All I can say is that there are yet MORE amazing people!

There are so many great characters from both series, it's so hard to choose just one! But I have to be perfectly honest and say that I can relate a lot to Bolin. Like his alter-ego PJ, I get very excited about everything and sometimes I talk too much! But then like Korra, I can also be very impatient.

janetvarney625 karma

Well, I will say that anytime I have to do a bit where I've been running and I'm panting, I almost pass out every time! It's so strange- when you've actually BEEN running, it's not like we all pass out every other second. But when you're standing still and you have to PRETEND like you were running, it's headrush city! Other than that, I will say that I had to come to work and try and record at the tail end of a very bad cold. There's nothing quite like hearing yourself blow your nose into a microphone, knowing that everyone else is hearing it too- VERY WELL - to make you feel like a real dork.

janetvarney578 karma

Oh! You're so great! Thanks for saying that. It is SUCH an honor to be a part of Legend of Korra. I just think the world of the creators, writers, cast and network. It's a dream come true. And did I mention we have the best fans in the universe?

janetvarney498 karma

I think I would have to say water. Not just to be loyal to Korra, but also because I love the effects of water bending. Also, I'm from the desert of Arizona, so I've always been very bewitched by rivers/oceans/lakes!

janetvarney465 karma

Oh, he's just the coolest ever. He's so cool. I'm super intimidated by how cool he is, even though he's the nicest, too.

He's like... the person you desperately want to like you, and to make laugh, but he's always cool as a cucumber so you end up acting like a hyper puppy?

janetvarney463 karma

Hi! I really love the moment she realizes she's in touch with Aang for the first time. That recognition that she is truly connected to something bigger than herself - the thing Tenzin keeps trying to get her to understand... that is a beautiful thing. Both as the Avatar and as a person (who could use some humbling!)

I would say the biggest and best challenges, and therefore some of my favorite moments in the series are when Korra is afraid and sad, because I'm doing that stuff in a recording booth. I like to say it calls upon that part of your imagination that you never lose from when you're a child - you really have to close your eyes and just see the world around you and let the great writing and your own emotions take over.

janetvarney433 karma

Ha! It’s the weirdest thing – I just woke up one day and could just do all of that “amazing” stuff.

janetvarney427 karma

Wow, what an image! I think I'm going to have to go with 1 Unavaatu-sized dragonfly bunny spirit. The more of them there are, no matter how big or small, the more likely they'll get the jump on me!