‘The Simpsons” Nancy Cartwright finds her own voice

Nancy Cartwright takes time out from voicing the naughty schoolboy Bart Simpson to write a film loosely based on her own experiences. Rollo Ross reports.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS / AMBI DISTRIBUTION / 20TH CENTURY FOX TELEVISION) – Nancy Cartwright may not look familiar at first glance but she has one of the most recognizable voices in the world – that of Bart Simpson in the hit television show “The Simpsons”.

After nearly 30 years in the role of the cheeky schoolboy, Nancy has turned to writing her very own storyline in a film loosely based on her life.

writer and voice actor, Nancy Cartwright,

“For me personally, I would like to be able to, as an artist, establish my own voice, if you will, in communicating something that will inspire others to do the same.”

And that film is “In Search of Fellini”, the story of a girl from Ohio who ventures to Italy to try and meet the famous Italian director. Cartwright has tried for 30 years to bring the story to life on screen but it’s only now it’s come to fruition.

writer and voice actor, Nancy Cartwright,

“I certainly didn’t have the power back then that I have now, I didn’t speak Italian, I didn’t have connections that I have now worldwide, so it took a little bit of time for the physical world to catch up with Nancy’s dream.”

After completing the film, Cartwright says she hopes to write and produce more projects. But in the meantime, she’ll be returning to voice Bart in the 29th season of ‘The Simpsons’.