The Legend of Zelda CD-i games might not have had much going for them, but one thing that was arguably impressive was the voice acting. Bonnie Jean Wilbur was the original Princess Zelda in the series – providing the voice for the character in the 1993 Philips CD-i releases Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon.
In a recent interview with the website GameReviews, the VA mentioned how she would be all for reprising her role as Princess Zelda. Recently, she’s also agreed to return to the role – to work on a homage to the original CD-i series, not affiliated with Nintendo.
“I would (return to voice Zelda, if asked) I love doing theater, but voice acting is more lucrative. We were contacted by someone who is doing a homage to the CD-I series, and he asked us if we wanted to reprise our roles. It’s not affiliated with Nintendo. We agreed to it, so that should be interesting.”
In the same interview, she mentioned how “beautiful” she found the recent Zelda game. While she’s not a gamer herself and doesn’t own a Nintendo console, she was able to spectate her niece playing the game on her own Nintendo Switch.
“I watched her play a recent Zelda game, and it was just beautiful. The advancements in technology are just amazing. I was impressed with the detail and colors of the graphics, and it peaked my interest.”
Nowadays, Zelda is voiced by Patricia Summersett, who most recently reprised her role as the princess in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.