Speaking to Entertainment Tonight in 2020, Erin Moriarty explained how a little-known talent came in handy during one of Starlight’s most important moments on “The Boys.” In Season 2 Episode 1, deceased member of The Seven, Translucent (Alex Hassell), receives a memorial service. Starlight is to sing in honor of her fallen castmate, singing a song called “Never Truly Vanish,” created by show composer Christopher Lennertz (via Insider).
Moriarty confirmed to ET that it was indeed his voice, adding, “My introduction to show business was singing, but that was when I was much younger and that’s what I wanted. doing initially. …then it became an actor.” Moriarty also recalled “The Boys” showrunner Eric Kripke, who told him about the idea. “We want it to be as Celine Dion as possible. We’re going to look at the cheese factor,” Kripke reportedly told her, to which she enthusiastically replied, “I’m in.”
Insider detailed the journey of Starlight’s ballad, which was recorded before the memorial scene was filmed. However, despite Moriarty’s youthful aspirations, it had never been recorded. Luckily, it didn’t matter, because, as Lennertz told the outlet, within minutes, “She just jumped in and was successful.” The recording helped ease Moriarty’s initial anxiety about performing live. As she told ET, “Singing gives me the jitters more than anything, but…the day it felt more like lip-syncing.”