EoM Presents: A Conversation with “Elemental” actor Shila Ommi.

EoM Senior Interviewer Thomas Manning recently sat down with actress Shila Ommi to talk about her voice role in the new Pixar film Elemental.


L-R: Mamoudou Athie and Leah Lewis as Wade and Ember, respectively, “Elemental” releases on June 16, 2023. © 2022 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Ommi compares and contrasts voice performances to other types of acting, and also discusses the incredible work of director Peter Sohn.

If you prefer an audio version, you can listen to the full interview here:

Official Synopsis:

She’s Ember 🔥. He’s Wade💧.

This Summer, meet the residents of Element City. An all-new original feature film that transports moviegoers to an extraordinary place called Element City, where a host of elements live and work. The trailer showcases each element—air, earth, water and fire—and what sets them apart according to Ember, a quick-witted and fiery woman who’s always stayed close to home in Firetown. In “Elemental,” which opens in theaters on June 16, she finally ventures out of her comfort zone to explore this spectacular world born from the imaginations of Pixar’s filmmakers and specifically crafted for the big-screen experience. Element City is inspired by big cities around the globe and embraces theorized contributions from each elemental community—from giant pine-tree-like buildings and waterfall skyscrapers to a tornado-shaped arena called Cyclone Stadium.

In theaters June 16th, 2023.

For more information, head to the official Pixar Elemental webpage.


Thomas Manning is a member of the NCFCA and SEFCA, and also the co-host of the television show and radio program Meet Me at the Movies. He has served as a production assistant and voting member on the Film Selection Committee for the Real to Reel Film Festival. Additionally, he manages his own film review and interview site, The Run-Down on Movies. Recently, Manning graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a double-major in Communications and English. His passion for cinema and storytelling is rivaled only by his love for the music of Taylor Swift.

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  1. Explore the surprising depths of Peter Sohn’s “Elemental” via its home release materials. – Elements of Madness

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