The 5 Voices of Household Man’s Meg Griffin

“We do get changed and it doesn’t kill you, it doesn’t kill you. That’s the distinction I believe between [voice acting and] on-camera. I believe if this was on-camera, I believe you’d have an all-out f***ing battle, it might be within the tabloids, it might be an enormous stink however we don’t function that manner as a result of it occurs. I’ve been changed a number of instances and you continue to go to work and it’s okay.”

The Meg Griffin Who Give up: Lacey Chabert (1999)

Singer and actor Lacey Chabert is now Hallmark Christmas Film royalty, with a string of festive movies to her title, each as lead and producer. After being found aged eight on this 1991 version of expertise competitors Star Search, Chabert starred in a number of movie and TV roles together with that of 11-year-old Claudia Salinger in Nineties drama Social gathering of 5, earlier than making a memorable look as Gretchen Weiners in 2004’s Imply Women.

In 1999, Chabert was solid within the position of Meg Griffin and voiced her for all of season one and a few episodes broadcast in season two. After which…? She left. In accordance with Seth MacFarlane, talking to IGN in 2003:

“It was simply purely a contractual factor. Lacey Chabert, I believe there was a mistake in her contract, and I suppose she had not supposed to be concerned for, like, the total run of the present. I don’t even keep in mind. To be sincere, I don’t actually, to today, know what it was. It was nothing – there was no rigidity or something. She wished to go, and she or he was very cool about it. We clearly don’t need to maintain anybody there who doesn’t need to be there.”

Chatting with Recreation Spy in 2006, Chabert confirmed that she had no bitter emotions in opposition to her substitute on Household Man. “I truly left the present of my very own accord. And solely as a result of I used to be in class and doing Social gathering of 5 on the time. However I believe the present is hilarious, and don’t have a grudge in opposition to her in any respect. I believe she’s an important actress.”

Chabert-as-Meg has since turn into an in-joke on the present. Within the self-aware clip above, Stewie travels again in time to Chabert’s tenure as Meg and notes “Oh my god, we’re getting nearer to the start – you’re Lacey Chabert!”.

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