Actress Maggie Robertson, now known as the voice and personality behind Resident Evil Village beloved Lady Dimitrescu, did not even know she would be working on a Resident Evil game until after she got the role.
In a new interview with Vice, Robertson explained that she was originally interested in that part of Lady Dimitrescu because she liked the character and, crucially, because she was tall enough for the concert. She found and applied for the role alone, and was soon called in for a first audition.
“[It] felt like a theatrical rehearsal, “says Robertson about the first step in the process.”
I’ll ruin it for you now: things went well, and Capcom called Robertson back for another audition. A few months later, she received a new call confirming that she had been given the role. However, she still did not know what the role was really for. She knew it was a game, but exactly what the game it was had not come up.
It was not until she received the script at the project’s first table that she was able to sum up the fact that she would appear in the next Resident Evil – a series with such reach and recognition that even Robertson, who was never majorly into games or their communities before being immersed in Resident Evil Village and Lady Dimitrescu fandom, recognized it immediately.
“So we finally meet …” THE PRESSURE of finally announcing that I was the voiceover and performance artist behind our beloved Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village. Such an honor to be a part of this video game and bring this (ehem) huge character to life. . # ResidentEvilVillage pic.twitter.com/NOYjLhX69EM May 7, 2021
It’s by no means uncommon for actors to receive important connections relatively late in the game, especially in the inexplicably secretive gaming industry, but Lady Dimitrescu as we know her would not exist without Robertson, so it’s wild to think she just fell into Resident Evil during the audition. Maybe it’s the character’s magnetic properties at work; Lady Dimitrescu is so unignorable that she alone was more than enough to draw Robertson in.
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