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Meet Yvonne Chapman, Avatar Kyoshi in Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender

by Andrew Nguyen

Shortly after the release of Avatar: The Last Airbender, the Dorkaholics team was invited to speak with Yvonne Chapman, who plays Avatar Kyoshi on the live-action series.

Andrew Nguyen: What made you a dork growing up?

Yvonne Chapman: Oh gosh, what didn’t? Um, okay, let me ask you, how do you define dork and then I can pare it down for you.

Andrew Nguyen: Well, I think the way that we define dork is just someone that’s passionate about something and that’s borderline obsessive or borderline passionate, so we’re somewhere in between.

Yvonne Chapman: Yeah, well, I would say that the first thing that I was super passionate about and obsessive about was Sailor Moon. I think I have over a thousand cards. Like me and my cousins would go to Chinatown and find those card dispensing things, and we’d have a bucket of quarters, and we’d just be obsessively trying to get the rare cards or whatever. So that was my big thing, and then, you know, play dates and stuff, it would just be us watching Sailor Moon.

Andrew Nguyen: Did you have a favorite one of the Sailor Moon characters?

Yvonne Chapman: I love Serena, I love Sailor Moon.

Andrew Nguyen: Well, we just want to say first, congratulations with all the success of Avatar: The Last Airbender and the success is apparent because seasons two and three have now been just confirmed, which is kind of like unheard of. A lot of shows don’t really get a season two and three confirmed already. But with all that, I know a lot of things are still up in the air. Could you tell us maybe something that you’re kind of looking forward to seeing in season two and three?

Yvonne Chapman: Toph, I love her. I love that character. There’s so, so much more of Appa because he’s adorable. Appa, Momo, but there’s just so much. I mean, this season two and three, we just get to see so much more character development with the whole gang, and just to see them on the screen again, it’s going to be great. And it’s just a huge, huge congrats to them. They did the thing, apparently. You know, it’s so apparent that they did the thing and they deserve it.

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