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Want to be in a video game? These voice actors will tell you how.


Have you ever had the dream of being in a video game? Well, you may want to adjust your training away from playing. Although acting for video games seems more like engineering than acting, it's really the same skill set.

We hit the red carpet of The Game Awards to ask professional actors who've done voice and motion capture for some of the biggest video games, what's it like to be in a video game?

Janina Gavankar, who stars in the latest Star Wars game, "Star Wars: Battlefront II," underwent the extensive motion-capture process for her role. While having dots on your face and wearing a weird, grey camouflage-looking suit while acting seems tough, Gavankar says it's acting more freeing in a lot of ways.

You just show up to work and you get to work. You don't sit in a makeup chair. You don't worry if your eyelashes are pretty enough. All the things Hollywood has put on us as actors -- it just doesn't exist in the games industry.
Janina Gavankar, "Iden Versio" in Star Wars: Battlefront II

Veteran actor Jerry O'Connell, whom you may remember as Vern from "Stand By Me" has been voicing the DC character Shazam for years, including the 2015 game "Infinite Crisis."

It's crazy the amount of just footage that you have to accumulate as a video game. Just the size of the world of video games is so much bigger.
Jerry O'Connell, "Shazam" in Infinite Crisis

One of the most prolific voice actresses of all time, Kate Higgins, voiced a character in the latest addition to the Super Mario franchise and has some very sound, if not too real advice for working in the business.

Get a very good therapist, because it's not easy. Get a good agent, and be a nice person.
Kate Higgins, "Pauline" in Super Mario Odyssey

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