Back by popular demand, Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother) reprises her role as the captivating Emily Lane in the much-anticipated new season of Mistletoe Murders, from Canadian Screen Award winner Ken Cuperus. With Ginny & Georgia’s Raymond Ablack, plus a stellar ensemble cast featuring Anna Cathcart (To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before), Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars), and Jean Yoon (Kim’s Convenience), this Audible Original will help you prepare for a cozy (and criminal) holiday season. 

Emily Lane, the owner of the Christmas-themed store, “Under the Mistletoe,” in the charming town of Fletcher’s Grove, returns for a second season in these holiday whodunnits. Emily conducts her own investigations into the towns’ crimes while concealing her own past. Season 2 picks up right after Detective Constable Sam Wilner, Emily’s love interest, has told her he knows she is not really who she says she is.

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Our heroine, Emily (played by Cobie Smulders), continues to snoop around and solve murders while selling Christmas ornaments in the picture perfect snowy town and crossing paths with the good-looking cop Sam (played by Raymond Ablack).

We had a chance to chat with Jean Yoon about the series.

We also wanted to learn more about her role as she joins in this second season. She plays the role of “Sue”, the owner of the local diner and coffee shop where everyone goes to gather and gossip in this snowy picture perfect town.

Tell us about your experience in voice acting!

Jean: My first voice acting jobs were with CBC Radio. My proudest job was voicing a radio adaptation
of Kerri Sakamoto’s novel The Electrical Field for “Between the Covers.”  Since then, I’ve voiced
a number of projects, playing a disgruntled elf, a chatty neighbour lady, demented twins plotting
vengeance, as well as a wacky Halmoni in an upcoming project.  I also really enjoy doing ADR,
background voices, and am proud to have learned Belter with a team of actors and doing
five seasons of multilingual ADR in space.

In an audiobook, character voices play a significant role in conveying personality and
emotions. How do you create a distinct and memorable voice for your character?

Jean: Honestly, it starts with the writing and then you go from there. Each character is different, and
each path towards a new character is slightly different. In any case, it starts with the writing.

How do you prepare for a day of audio-focused work?  

Jean: Read the script, repeatedly. Get a good night’s sleep. Drink lots of water the day before to be
extra hydrated. Manuka honey. Eat before recording.  Don’t wear jangly or noisy clothing or
shoes. Physical warm up, vocal warm up, and make sure I have my reading glasses!

What are some of your favourite audiobooks you’ve listened to?

Jean: I think Trevor Noah’s Born a Crime is an outstanding audiobook. This memoir of Noah’s early
years is brilliantly written, but then with Trevor Noah performing it, with all the distinct voices,
and dialects – it’s just outstanding. If you haven’t listened to it, listen now. If you’ve read the book
but not heard the audiobook, do yourself a solid and download it now.

What else would you like to share

Jean: The most important “true crime” is the true crime that is happening in real life. If someone is, I
don’t know, trying to steal a greenbelt or a waterfront park right in front of your nose, maybe
that’s something to follow in real time. That’s all. VOTE!

Mistletoe Murders 2 as a Canadian Audible Original and is available exclusively on Audible.ca. It’s a great listen for those moments when you need a break from all the holiday frenzy!

*lead in photo by Andy Holmes/Unsplash