Proving that there’s a crossover between any two shows if you look hard enough (who could forget the Mad Men parody on Sesame Street?), Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor has an unlikely connection to Peppa Pig.
Mike Flanagan’s horror series, currently the most-watched title on the streaming service, includes a breakout performance from nine-year-old actress Amelie Bea Smith, who plays creepy Bly Manor resident Flora. She’s also, as many viewers are just finding out, the voice of everyone’s second favorite kind British pig. (Piglet will always be number one; there is no shame in Peppa Pig finishing a respectable second.)
Bea Smith, who also had a recurring role on EastEnders, is the fourth voice artist to take on the role, following Lily Snowden-Fine, Cecily Bloom, and Harley Bird. Her first episode, “Valentine’s Day,” aired this year. As for Bly Manor, Smith isn’t allowed to watch the show, “because I think I’ll be scared. But I did have to still ask a few questions about how I should play [certain scenes] because I didn’t know much about it.” She might not watch the show, but plenty of others are, and they’re delighted by the Peppa revelation.
The perfectly splendid feeling when you find out Flora from Haunting of Bly Manor also does the voice of Peppa Pig: pic.twitter.com/gFNzanOh8U
— Alex Zalben (@azalben) October 12, 2020
Me: Why does Flora's voice in Bly Manor seem so eerily familiar?
Me: OH MY GOD SHE'S PEPPA PIG
— Andy @ (@andythelemon_) October 11, 2020
LOVE that Haunting of Bly Manor's Flora also voices Peppa Pig. You go Amelie Bea Smith! Diversify that portfolio early pic.twitter.com/gmcVAabPOR
— Alysia Judge (@AlysiaJudge) October 12, 2020
When you realize the girl from Haunting at Bly Manor is the voice of Peppa Pig and you must send a tweet immediately. pic.twitter.com/Ue2jztdeyc
— jaykenworthy (@jaykenworthy) October 13, 2020
oh my god the little girl in Haunting of Bly Manor is PEPPA PIG i can’t process this information pic.twitter.com/dcVEijgKPl
— cole (@coleeneal) October 10, 2020
took me half an episode of Bly manor to realize the little girl is THE peppa pig
— 𝔪𝔞𝔡𝔰 (@bsolutemadsness) October 12, 2020
Not me and elle watching the haunting of bly manor and realising the scary girl in it is the voice of peppa pig
— J O S E P H• (@Josephcainn_) October 11, 2020
The little girl in Haunting of Bly Manner is the voice of peppa pig, I can’t un-hear that now..
— Emily Taylor (@EmLemTay) October 12, 2020
When you find out that the actress playing Flora from The Haunting of Bly Manor also voices Peppa Pig. pic.twitter.com/qTj8kz4dfb
— Bradulting (@justbradmitch) October 13, 2020
Parents can’t escape Peppa even when they’re watching hidden ghosts show.