If you're obsessed with HGTV's House Hunters (like everyone else on this planet), you may have wondered [from time to time] what the show's narrator looks like.
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Well, wonder no more!
Her name is Andromeda Dunker, and she's lead us through every episode of House Hunters since 2009.
“I’ve remained in the shadows,” she recently told BuzzFeed News in her first ever extensive interview. “The conventional wisdom for voiceover actors is you are kind of heard and not seen. It’s just kind of the way it’s always been.”
Dunker he had no idea when she auditioned for the job that it would eventually lead to so much work.
There have since been several spinoffs of the original show [House Hunters International, Tiny House Hunters, House Hunters: Where Are They Now, etc], so she stays really busy.
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David Mack at Buzzfeed News writes:
...She acknowledges that in addition to people’s genuine interest in real estate and travel, there is also a “tongue-in-cheek fandom where people just want to make fun of the contributors.”
[House Hunters episode]— Valerie (@ValeeGrrl) April 19, 2017
HUSBAND: I'm a freelance hamster trainer
WIFE: And I tune harmonicas part-time
HUSBAND: Our budget is $950K
MAN 1: I sell kilts for gorillas— House Hunters Plot (@HouseBudgets) May 10, 2017
MAN 2: And I saw a chinchilla yesterday
MAN 1: Our budget is $1.4 million
WHY ARE THE WIVES ON HOUSE HUNTERS SO INSUFFERABLE— 젠 (@janeerhee) May 11, 2017
“We get so angry at these people,” Dunker says of the house hunters. “They seem like such idiots or jerks, but they’re not actors. They’re real people. They’re on camera, they’re probably nervous. This guy sounds like he’s being a jerk to his wife or vice versa, but maybe he’s perfectly lovely and he’s just nervous and trying to make some joke.”
Andromeda also knows that her instantly recognizable voice helps lull a lot of people to sleep!
“...people have told me that they watch it in the background or at night... I’ve had a lot of people tell me that I’m tucking them in at night or that I’m giving them a big hug," she said.
I watch house hunters every night before bed for the last 8 months this show is so damn addicting— Anthony Ho (@hova216) May 11, 2017
my sister: "yeah house hunters will put me right to sleep, but only domestic, I can't sleep during international"— Molly (@mcnally_redhead) May 7, 2017
I need about 24 hours of sleep, a full body massage, skyline and some house hunters international... is that too much to ask ??!!— sarah (@sfrisch124) April 27, 2017
“As an actor, especially as a commercial actor, it’s hard sometimes to justify your job as being very meaningful," she continued. "My dad is this world-class scientist. He’s doing very important work. A lot of times, if I’m just doing a commercial for a fast-food chain or something, I’ve wondered in the past what I’m contributing to society. But with House Hunters, people seem to like it so much and it makes them happy and makes them soothed or go to sleep or whatever. That feels good. It feels like it’s useful.”
You can check out the full interview with Buzzfeed News by clicking the link below!
Person: So how's studying going?— Michelle Benson (@Elle_Benson) May 10, 2017
Me: I'm reading a buzzfeed article about the woman who's the narrator on house hunters