Interview with Actor Idris Elba. “What Video Games do You Like to Play?”

March 22, 2012  |  Gamers Club, mikeandamir

MikeandAmir: Recently you did a video game voice-over for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”, it’s a huge game and you played the character “Truck.” How was that experience?

MW3 TruckIdris: I lost my voice a few times, how about that. [laughs] I was screaming and shouting in it. It was quite an interesting experience because the studio that we used basically has a set up where, it’s you and the other actors are in the room, there are four screens around you and you can actually see the action sequences, but at the same time you can see your words. You can see, it will come up “Chuck speak now”, “John speak now” and you are literally doing – so you are moving the way the animation character is moving while doing the voice-over. Back in the day it would be you in a booth and you would just say the lines, but now they have kind of figured out a way to do it so you’ve got the movement and the physicality that would happen in your voice to give it a bit more realism.

MikeandAmir: What type of video games do you like to play?

Idris: I play FIFA a lot, I play online. I’m in the leagues on FIFA, I’ve been playing since I was literally 22 years old or something. I love FIFA, sports games are a bit more my thing. Driving games, I love driving games as well.

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