Star vs. the Forces of Evil is a great show and who better to talk about the show with us than Adam McArthur who voices Marco Diaz. Adam is a funny person and gave us some great answers about his work on the show.
BSCKids: Tell us a bit about your character Marco on Star vs. the Forces of Evil.
Adam McArthur: Marco is awesome! He’s the slightly nerdy (super cool if you ask him) best friend of a magical princess named Star Butterfly. He’s got kick butt moves everyone wishes they had. He’s super loyal and, whether he truly wants to or not, is always down for an adventure.
BSCKids: Do you feel like you have anything in common with the character?
Adam McArthur: Marco is the animated version of me from Junior High and High School. We’re both very loyal friends, confused by girls, and have sweet martial arts skills.
BSCKids: If there was one thing that Adam could tell Marco what would it be?
Adam McArthur: I would tell him to follow his heart and stop trying to ignore his feelings *cough cough* #starco. I would also tell him that he better get his black belt! He didn’t work that hard to get his red belt just to give up.
BSCKids: What has been your favorite episode of Star vs. the Forces of Evil so far?
Adam McArthur: I really loved the episode Running with Scissors. We get to see Marco get lost in another dimension and age 16 years. It’s a lot of fun to see him as a teenager and an adult in the same episode! Spoiler alert – I do the voice for both regular Marco AND adult Marco.
BSCKids: You have done some voices for video games, which was your favorite one and do you play video games yourself? If so what is your current favorite game?
Adam McArthur: I had a lot of fun voicing Joker for Final Fantasy! It’s not often I get to play a bad guy! And I do play video games! Right now, I’m pretty obsessed with PUBG (sorry Fortnite) and Overwatch of course. I’m a first person shooter kind of guy. I’m also a huge fan of the old school Halo games.
BSCKids: You have worked in many different parts of the entertainment industry, which one is most fulfilling to you?
Adam McArthur: They really all are! It’s a lot of fun to express myself creatively, no matter what the medium is. Although I will say, of all the characters I’ve been fortunate enough to play, Marco Diaz is by far my favorite.
BSCKids: Who is your favorite voice actor?
Adam McArthur: All of them. Literally every voice actor I’ve met or worked with is the coolest person ever.
BSCKids: Is there a character you would just love to voice?
Adam McArthur: I would give a limb to be a Ninja Turtle or Power Ranger if they animate it.
BSCKids: Where can we find you on social media?
Adam McArthur: I’m on Instagram – @ninjamac and Twitter – @_AdamM. Follow me!
BSCKids: If you could tell people the main reason they should watch Star vs. the Forces of Evil in one sentence what would it be.
Adam McArthur: If you like a butt-kicking princess who goes on adventures in other dimensions with her best friend then this show is for you. If you don’t like that, then this show is also for you because there’s also monsters. Just watch it!
BSCKids: Do you have any upcoming projects you can talk about?
Adam McArthur: The only thing I can talk about right now is Star Vs. The Forces of Evil Season 4! It’s coming soon and you should be very VERY excited!
Thanks again to Adam McArthur for talking about Star vs. the Forces of Evil and long live Marco Diaz!