Bioware announced yesterday, Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer will play Doctor Lexi T’Perro in Mass Effect: Andromeda. In addition, fellow Game of Thrones actor Gethin Anthony who played King Renly Baratheon is voicing a character named Gil. Dormer said
I had a bit of a moment earlier when Gethin Anthony’s voice came in over across my cans [headphones]…it’s kind of a weird one, hearing Renly Baratheon and Margaery Tyrell in different guises.”
Mass Effect: Andromeda is host to a few famous actors including Jamie Clayton of Sense8 on Netflix and Clancy Brown. Brown is known for his voice acting work as Mr. Krabs on Spongebob Squarepants as well as a ton of TV Shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Gargoyles. Clancy Brown is also known for movies The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers, and Warcraft: The Beginning.
While most famous for Game of Thrones, Natalie Dormer also acted in The Hunger Games and The Tudors. Dormer expressed care for her role as Lexi T’Perro, noting T’Perro is an experienced and wise character who will advise players.
Lexi T’Perro is an Asari doctor on board the Tempest and will wake you from your cryosleep after 600 years of rest. Dormer hinted that while T’Perro is compassionate and wise, she will sometimes go beyond a professional point. An exciting thought for many who would now love the chance to date Lexi in-game.
Further, in another interview with Natalie Dormer, the actress admitted she didn’t initially realize how popular the franchise was. Dormer said she spoke to gamer friends and it dawned on her how loved the trilogy was and the importance of the game’s characters. She also showed respect for the developers who design and create the characters and storylines in Mass Effect. Dormer went on to note the depth of the races, mythology, the world, and player choices in the game and how fun the difference in voice acting for a game was.
I think I was really attracted to Mass Effect: Andromeda for the same reason that I love these big epic universes that get created…whether it’s the Hunger Games or Westeros or Andromeda, I love that, when the detail of whole worlds and mythologies, histories of the peoples has been created. And god knows we all need some escapism….it’s the modern day version of burying your head in Tolkien as a child.” – Natalie Dormer
More new Mass Effect: Andromeda Videos
Another video for Mass Effect: Andromeda also released yesterday, the second in the series. The first video on Combat came out last week and next week’s video is about Exploration. Check out the video below for new details on combat profiles and showcasing combat gameplay.
Mass Effect: Andromeda launches March 21 and is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.