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Edit: That was fun! Thanks so much for all the questions, signing off now. Love Victoria xx
When you returned to voice a 20-years-older Evie for the Jack the Ripper expansion, how did you approach the character differently? How did you change your voice performance to reflect her evolution as a character?
Hey!!! first question :) I wanted Evie to sound a little weathered, so not many major differences but i did try to channel her age, making her a little slower and a little more husky ;0
I haven't played the game but I've seen your performance; you're great!
How was it working with the actor playing Jacob? You two have great chemistry!
Who directed you?
How strange was it acting in the mo-cap suit?
Paul Amos who plays Jacob is great, he really does feel like a fictional brother... even if he is an old man. lol. Ramiro Belanger directed us in Assassins Creed Syndicate and Felix Roque directed us in both the DLC's. Acting in a motion capture suit is strangely liberating, no wardrobe stress. My first acting job in Hollyoaks I played a transgendered character with a wig and boys clothing... Evie's clothes are animated!
Assassin's Creed Syndicate takes place in 19th century London. What do you personally like the most about this time period? I love the lampposts.
Victorian England was such a fantastic period in history. The industrial revolution brought so many things we take for granted today. I loved the sequences with Charles Darwin and Alexander Graham Bell.
when do Haytham and Evie get to hang out? :)
Performance capture Actor wants to know ;)
Well I do love Adrian who plays Haytham we got to hang out at Youmacon convention in Detroit, he's great.
awwww well this is me, dahlink :)
Ha ha hello you
It must be liberating. I've heard it compared more to theater work than film; is this a fair comparison?
yes! It is very much like theater. We shoot all the scenes from beginning to end with stopping.
Are you a gamer? If so, what is one of your 'go-to' games to relax and unwind?
I really am getting back into gaming, because most of my spare time is spent researching new games being made, I probably spend more time on youtube watching cut scenes. There are so many great video game actors and actresses now that I like watching.
Are you a fan of the game series? What's the best part of your job?
I think the AC series is pretty special. I love that you can access your ancestors history. The best part of my job is playtime! Being on set makes me very happy!
Which scene(s) needed the most takes, and which line/part was being messed up (and by whom)?
Paul and I had a lot of fun with the train station scene and the little dipper he chases. This took a lot of takes because I dared him to say chicken dipper and we couldn't stop laughing.
What was your absolute favorite thing to do when you were voice acting for AC Syndicate? Are you looking forward to the upcoming movie as well?
I am looking forward to the Assassins Creed movie, it comes out 2 days before my birthday :) My favourite thing to do when voice acting AC Syndicate had to be being on the set, combining the full performance capture with the voice is one of the best acting experiences of my career so far. I can't wait for my next motion capture performance
Hi Victoria! Thank you for taking the time to do this AMA! Your portrayal of Evie Frye in Assassin's Creed Syndicate was amazing! My question is: Which Evie did you enjoy portraying the most, Younger Evie in the main game or older Evie in the Jack the Ripper DLC?
My pleasure. I love the Assassins Creed fanbase. Thank you all for the great questions. I spent more time as younger Evie, she certainly has more fun... Although older Evie was a grittier role acting wise, having to get into her mind set and imagining what it would be like to live during Jack the Ripper's horrific crimes was a great acting challenge. I like being stretched in my roles.
What do you think Evie? Shall I gather the Rooks?
Gather them up! Welcome to the family
What was your favourite part about voicing Evie? What was the scene that was the most difficult to do?
My favourite part about voicing Evie... So many things probably shouting at Templars, that was cathartic!
Who's a good horse?
You are ;)
I'm doing your diet and really craving pasta. Any suggestions?
Quinoa exchange it for pasta, im into my healthy eating!
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint chocolate chip!
Which line of Evies dialogue is your favorite and why?
I like the flower sequences with Henry, she gets so self conscious around him which was fun to play with a woman who usually so self assured
What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
Great Question! I loved lots of shows but my sister and I had a routine that we watched before my mum came home from work. A few these shows included Sabrina the teenage witch and sister sister!
Hey Victoria, your role as Evie was wonderful. Q1) Would you consider playing Evie in a live action movie? Q2) Do you think the Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants - Locus should turn into a TV Show, mini-game or CGI movie where you can voice/portray Evie? Q3) Since you somehow managed to become Evie, do you think Evie's story as an Assassin is over after Jack The Ripper DLC?
Thanks a lot.
Hi RinoTheBouncer :) Thank you for your kind comments. I would LOVE to play Evie in a live action movie, what a dream this would be to bring this to the big screen. I hope the AC movie is successful and Ubisoft continue with the series. I hope Evie's story will continue, I was talking to someone today about how fantastic it would be to see the missions Henry and Evie go on in India between Syndicate and Jack the Ripper DLC. Also...EXCLUSIVE... I am actually working with Jeffrey Yohalem on a new project... we have a tv pilot we are currently pitching.
Of all the historical characters in the game (Darwin, Marx, Dickens, etc.) who was your favorite (in terms of backstory, motives, overall personality as a historical figure)?
I like that Alexander Graham Bell and Evie have a little chemistry, it was interesting to navigate this when Henry was present.
What's your favorite AC game?
Am I allowed to say Syndicate?
What TV shows are you watching currently?
I watch a lot of films, I watched the new Star Trek movie last night
Recently, Titan Comics revealed an upcoming Comic Book Series titled Assassin's Creed: Last Descendants Locus, featuring Henry and Evie.
Will you be reading the comics?
I definitely will be
Heathen! But I wasn't expecting an answer, so thanks for putting a grin on my hungover face
I did have to ask the Reddit team what you meant, but this is a fun question. Made me laugh
If you were to appear on one of the Assassin's Creed movies would you like to reprise your role as Evie Frye? Or to play a whole new character?
I would hope they would ask me :)
Hey would you change the Rooks name? if so what to?
Although Evie's not impressed with this suggestion in the game, as Victoria it has grown on me and I can't imagine our gang being called anything else now
Do you have any favourite pieces of music off of the Assassin's Creed Syndicate Soundtrack?
Isn't Austin Wintory's soundtrack fantastic. I was very fortunate to sing on the Family track. He gave me the album today at comic con, I am looking forward to taking the time to enjoy it thoroughly, I couldn't choose just one track.
When will you be cosplaying as Evie?
he hee. Soon maybe...
Fold or scrunch?
Im a folder!
Stealth or brute force?
Stealth, I like things in life that are more mysterious
Haha, I suppose. What about second favorite?
Blackflag who doesn't like pirates