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Natalie Dormer Discusses Her Voice Role in Mass Effect: Andromeda

February 24, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Natalie Dormer spoke with The Guardian about her voice role as Dr. Lexi T’Perro in Mass Effect: Andromeda. The game is set to release on March 21st for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The highlights are below:

On her own gaming experience: “I’m not a gamer per se…I don’t have a life where I can spend hours gaming. I know if I did, this is exactly the kind of thing that I would play.”

On the characters in the game: “They’re dependent on each other for survival, tolerant towards each other in their different attributes and strengths and weaknesses that they all bring. It even makes me smile, you know, the sexual politics … there are all these options within the interaction of the characters. It’s so well thought out, and it’s so human, and detailed. It’s to be admired for those things.”

On the development of the character before she came on board: “Hours and hours of work has been put into each character’s psychology, which you weren’t a part of. Then it’s up to you to do what you’re told. Not to put too fine a point on it, you give them the last remaining kernel that they need to bring the thing to life … It was a challenge.”

On her voice work: “You’re trying different things out, seeing what works, seeing what doesn’t work, nailing it on the game, trying lines different ways, and you really do kind of have a giggle – that’s my best way of describing it.”

On the future of storytelling in video games: “I am increasingly understanding gamers and the gaming world. The addictive quality, the immersive quality, the sophistication of the storytelling … I truly understand it now. We learn and grow.”

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