Voice actress says Link and Zelda “are in a relationship”
Zelda voice actress Patricia Summersett has weighed in on the connection between Link and her character, stating in a recent interview that she believes the two “are in a relationship”.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has its own story for Link and Zelda that continues in Tears of the Kingdom. In the sequel, there’s even one element further hinting at their connection beyond just friendship that we won’t mention here just to be cautious for those that are especially sensitive to spoilers.
The Gamer recently caught up with Summersett, and decided to ask about whether there’s something more to Link and Zelda. She had this to say:
“As a voice actor, looking at the overall relationship between Link and Zelda over the ages, I personally love the ambiguity and that if there is something there it’s left to us. I guess in my own life, I can respect and celebrate relationships that aren’t conventional.”
“It also dodges the ending (of Breath of the Wild), and you’re always wondering what may occur which keeps the relationship active. There’s a tension in that, and this defiance of a definition is something really nice. I always come back to that, and I really love it as both an actor and as a human. Those relationships are super important to portray too, and I think they’re the best relationships we have in life, whether it be friendship or something that doesn’t have to fit a definition. I know that [Link and Zelda] are in a relationship with each other, it’s active, there’s a lot of care and a lot of listening, and I just love that about it.”
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom begins with Link and Zelda exploring beneath Hyrule Castle. This was actually some of the first bits of footage Nintendo showed of the game when it was first announced in 2019.