Dhavernas, the daughter of the voice of Montreal métro Michèle Deslauriers, was one of three finalists whose voices were put to a blind public vote.
Caroline Dhavernas, the Montreal actress of television series such as Wonderfalls, Off the Map and Mary Kills People, has been selected as the official voice of Réseau express métropolitain, the builder of the light rail network announced Thursday.
Dhavernas was one of three finalists submitted for a public blind vote this summer to be the person to issue automated announcements. Of the 35,000 people who voted, 40% chose “Voice B”, which turned out to be Dhavernas. The names of the other two finalists were not released.
If the REM’s voice sounds similar to that of the Montreal metro, it is because the métro’s voice, Michèle Deslauriers, is the mother of Dhavernas.
In an interview with REM, Dhavernas said that when she was asked to audition, she thought to herself that it would be fun to be selected.
“When I take the subway with my daughter, I tell her: ‘It is your grandmother’s voice that you hear.’ Now when we take REM, it will be my voice. “