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Heavy Rain director: Mainstream actors don’t care about games

Friday, 20th February 2009 17:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Heavy Rain director David Cage has lashed out at mainstream actors involved in games as they harbor little love towards products themselves.

“Actors (and their agents) often have so little consideration for games that the only discussion you can have is how much money for how much time,” said Cage to Play magazine.

“No one cares about what you try to achieve, they very rarely agree to invest time and energy in their part, all they want is a maximum amount of money for a minimum amount of time, and ideally, on a game that won’t hurt their image too much”.

This was his main reason for not hiring well-known actors for Heavy Rain: the days of needing Hollywood voices for games are soon to be extinct, he said.

Take that Billy Dee Williams.

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4 Comments

  1. CastellanSpandrell

    Tell that to Andy Serkis and Vin Diesel.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    Damnn, im wantin to be an actor and i sure would love to do voice acting on a game =) plus i would invest time and energy as much as they needed =D

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Squa11

    Tell that to Billy Bob Thorton.
    Deadly Creatures is an awesome game btw

    #3 6 years ago
  4. mightyhokie

    While some actors fit the gaming ‘vibe’ (such as Jack Black, Lance Hendrixson, Ron Pearlman, etc) others would just come across as jackasses trying to have their name out there to a new and ‘younger’ (although I’m 39 and most of my gaming friends are as well) audience. I don’t want big name actors involved in projects that are ‘beneath’ them. Black, Pearlman, and other actors who have been involved in that community for years actually care about the project and want to bring something special to it.

    This just goes to prove what all of us ‘peons’ have known for years…most actors are selfish, self-centered, vapid people who are so insecure about themselves that they latch on to every character they play and feel more comfortable behaving like someone else. That is MOST actors, i stress. People like Black are pretty damn secure in their skins and generally play themselves in rolls.

    No, let me point out, I just used a few names that all of us know. There are a loooooong list of voice actors who have worked forever in the gaming world. After playing Mass Effect, Fallout 3 (Liam Neison is a pretty big name now that I think of it), GTA4, KOTOR, etc, I think that big name hollywood stars

    #4 6 years ago

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