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.
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.
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.”
“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.
“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!