Diamond, Moon Girl is such an important character for a number of reasons. Because of her, things like representation and STEM are put into the superhero spotlight. How does it feel for you to bring a character like this to life? Did you feel any pressure taking on such an important role?
White: There was a lot of pressure, but my name is Diamond, so it made sense. [laughs] No, there was a ton of pressure, because I know how important this role is for a lot of people, including myself. But I had to just tap into my playful 13-year-old weirdo, because Lunella is all about quantum physics, all about her books, and that is what makes her a superhero, because technically she doesn’t have any superpowers. She’s just one of the smartest people in the Marvel universe. So it’s cool to be that kid that’s like, your head in the books to quantum physics. It’s awesome.
For me, it’s really cool doing the screaming. [laughs] Of course, doing the music and playing off of [my co-star Libe Barer], as well. She plays my best friend, Casey. [“Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur” is about] all that friendship, community, and protecting the LES [Lower East Side]. It’s a great show.
Fred, you’ve been a mainstay of the Marvel universe and have provided voices to a ton of characters like Hulk, The Thing, Juggernaut, and Beast. Literally, we could spend this entire interview naming all the people you’ve played. So how does it feel to take on a character like Devil Dinosaur, who is such a departure from the other ones that you’ve played?
Tatasciore: What I love about Devil Dinosaur is, though he is a dinosaur, there’s such humanity and that’s the kind of thing I want to bring to animation. I love being able to be that character, someone who loves Lunella, would do anything for her, protects his family, his friends. But he’s a 10-ton dog. He’s a sweetheart. I love what they had him be. He’s a musician, he loves to paint, he’s a cuddler, he’s a good soul. And as tough and scary a force of nature as he is, his heart is even bigger.