Exandria Unlimited: Calamity Q&A With Marisha Ray
Written by Nicole on June 1, 2022
With so many new storytellers in this special mini-series, we thought it would be fun to share a little more about our Calamity Cast with a Q&A! HOWEVER, to make it a little more spicy, we made our Q&A “End of the World” themed to match the Calamity vibe.
Each week during Calamity, check back here at critrole.com to learn more about these heroic characters and the cast bringing this story to life!
For our second Q&A, we asked our beloved Marisha Ray to tell us about herself, her character, and her end of the world game plan.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your character in Exandria Unlimited: Calamity.
Why hello there!
I am Marisha Ray, Creative Director and cast member for Critical Role. Most of you already know me, but if you don’t I’m a hard-headed, hard-working nerd who is constantly evaluating all of the choices I’ve made to lead me to this absurd life I live. Which is actually something that my Calamity character and I have in common.
Patia is the epitome of “boss bitch”, who is prepared for anything – and if she isn’t, she sure as hell isn’t going to let you know that. It’s been quite the challenge playing someone so sure of themselves, but just like any character, the hope is that you learn something from them. With Patia, she might be the walking embodiment of “Fake it till ya make it.”
Let’s imagine that some sort of unavoidable disaster is on the brink, you’ve found some sort of way to accept it and start planning for the absolute best event of your life. What would you do and who would accompany you?
Ya know, the thing I crave the most these days is quiet time with my husband, and my dog. I also miss traveling… a lot. I think I would try and take my last and final days to see as much as I can and experience as much as I can, with those I love most: Grab a backpack and start hiking around Europe; sit in an onsen in Japan gazing at Mount Fuji; the aurora borealis. The list goes on…
In your opinion, what is the most iconic fictional death in popular media?
Man, it is genuinely hard to think of any fictional death more iconic than Boromir in Lord of the Rings. Don’t get me wrong, there are many great cinematic deaths out there – but who dies better than Sean Bean, really?
Do you have a bucket list? If so, tell us all about it.
This is a tough question, because I am one of those people who wants to do everything. I am often plagued by the existential knowledge that I won’t have time to learn all the things I crave to know before my time is up. But I guess that’s what gives the choices you make their meaning. But if I had a pocket dimension where time stood still and I didn’t age, I would spend that time learning new skills, traveling the world, and participating in all of the events and experiences that I can make time for.
What do you want people to remember you for?
Simply that I left the world better than I found it.