F. Murray Abraham Talks Finding Khonshu’s Voice
He was one of the more intriguing elements of Marvel’s recent Moon Knight series, and he has quickly become a character for fans to keep note of for future installments; in a recent interview, the man behind the voice, F. Murray Abraham, talked about finding Khonshu’s voice.
It was among the best projects that Marvel has ever developed, and it took the storytelling capabilities of the franchise to its absolute limits.
Moon Knight explored some of the most mature themes that Marvel had ever been confronted with, from child abuse to mental illness, and it crafted some of the best characters to be seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date.
One massive part of that was the deity responsible for granting Steven Grant the powers of Moon Knight, to begin with, and in a recent interview with Discussing Film, F. Murrah Abraham discussed finding Khonshu’s voice, and his journey to the role.
“Oscar is an old friend,” Abraham stated, “we did Shakespeare together as well as Inside Llewyn Davis with the Coen brothers. But he says he was not involved in getting me [Moon Knight], he said Marvel came up with it. It’s one of those lucky things in my profession.”
Abraham added, “I asked Mohamed [Diab] how he thought of me and he said it was obvious to him. That didn’t answer my question [laughs], but I told him that when I got the script, I really prepared and worked on different voices for Khonshu because I had no idea what they were looking for.”
The actor continued, “We hadn’t had any discussions. So I tried different things. Then when I introduced the voices to him, he said, ‘No, I want your regular voice, I want you to do it as if you were the guy.’ So it was really Mohamed’s idea and it worked out. Apparently a lot of people like it!”
It certainly did work out, as Abraham’s Khonshu became a vital part of the series, and one of the best contributions to the overall Moon Knight project that could be one of the best MCU series to date.