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Actors Lend Heavy Rain Their Voices AND Their Bodies

Perhaps you thought Quantic Dream wrote the story, designed the characters, and then sought out voices to go along with those characters. Well, not quite.

In reality, they got the actors and then created the characters in the story based on the hired voice talents' physical appearances. Therefore, when you're controlling Ethan Mars, Scott Shelby, Madison Paige, and Norman Jayden, you are taking control of the virtual images of Pascal Langdale, Sam Douglas, Jacqui Ainsley and Leon Ockenden respectively. If you want proof, check out CVG; they show you some photos of the actors alongside their on-screen personas in Heavy Rain. You will notice that Madison's hair is short and black while Jacqui Ainsley's hair is long and blonde but beyond that, it's the same body and face (a hot body and face, too). But the other actors are all very, very close to their virtual counterparts; Scott Shelby is Sam Douglas, for crying out loud. They also don't show you Aurélie Bancilhon, who plays Lauren Winter and again, the real and virtual version of that woman is spot-on. If you caught the tech demo featuring her some time ago, where she acts out a scene (not from the game) for an audition, you know who she is. She was also in the demo; she was the prostitute in "Sleazy Place."

When you get the game next week, you can see even more after unlocking extra content when playing. There are audition scenes for each of the four major actors, plus that tech demo for Bancilhon, and they even take you behind the scenes for motion capture. All those action scenes you see, like when Madison is attacked in her apartment? Acted out in real-time by real actors, my friends.

Related Game(s): Heavy Rain

2/18/2010 10:23:29 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (43 posts)

Scarecrow
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:46:35 AM
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Madison = the best character in this game imo

Yes and I have not played it
I can see right through everything

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:49:49 AM

All the characters are great. I can't really pick one as the "best."

However, I WILL say that the scene where Madison patches up Ethan is absolutely ADORABLE.

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Nynja
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 10:55:09 AM
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Jacqui Ainsley is freaking hot... amazingly beautiful. Wow.

Check this out...
http://www.jacquiainsley.co.uk/

Last edited by Nynja on 2/18/2010 10:59:08 AM

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rogers71
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 2:14:40 PM

OUCH.....she makes my 'Down Below' hurt. More please.

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Zorigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 3:49:16 PM

she's WOW, although we're all begining to sound like pubescent nerdy virgins... but she is a very attractive woman. there, that fixes that problem.

now, how do i actually not stay a pubescent nerdy virgin :D

Last edited by Zorigo on 2/18/2010 3:50:25 PM

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 5:59:45 PM

She makes my pants tight. ;x

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spiderboi
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:02:22 AM
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Sooooo.... that's actually HER body (Jacqui as Madison). Would that mean that on that scene... well... you know... just curious.

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Zorigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 3:59:20 PM

no need to finish that sentence ;) . it's just a shame the hair isn't the same,

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inkme101
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:04:08 AM
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i wonder if its all spot-on? u know like is everything really what she looks like? youuuuu knoooooowwwww! lol jk

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Qubex
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:37:07 AM
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I am sure she would have a giggle if she were reading these comments about her virtual self. Gamers getting all hot and bothered under their collers becuase of herself being rendered as a 3d avatar of sorts... ok, i admit it, she is damn hot... :)

Anyway, i expect this trend of motion capture to continue unabaited in the coming years, and getting more and more sophisticated as game design evolves, and the demand for realism marches ever forward. Having "Avatar"-like character detail is not far off - we should get there in the next 5 to 1o years... real-time in-game...

nVidia recently announced their new GF1oo series GPU. Having read the Fermi White Paper this GPU is in the order of being 8x more powerful than the current GT295 at the moment. The GF1oo has real-time dynamic tesselation modeling, allowing dynamic polygon scaling of models in real-time during gameplay using a method called displacement. In layman's terms, this new GPU can render millions of polygons per frame, rather than just a million or two.

Uncharted 2 does about 1 to 1.4 million polygon triangles per frame, pushing the RSX close to maximum... The GF1oo will do this 5x or more... Heavy Rain in 5 years time would look like a movie basically... and Maddi would look even hotter...

Q!

"i am home"

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inkme101
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:38:36 AM
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hellz yeah! gotta love "even hotter"

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fuk u
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 11:58:52 AM
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yea she is hot. I wounder if they did that 3D image scan that R* started doing? hmmm this game is going to be great.

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inkme101
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:02:39 PM
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tuesday can not come fast enough

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inkme101
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:29:04 PM
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hey ben

i know u got heavy rain kit about a month b4 us. have you gotten your gow3 kit yet?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:43:31 PM

Arnold should have it. If not now, soon.

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inkme101
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:52:40 PM

what has 2 thumbs and is extremely jealous AGAIN?


this guy AGAIN

hehehehehehehe

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inkme101
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:54:08 PM

so what was the trade off on that?
i can see it now
ben: ok arnold if you get gow3 i get heavy rain
arnold: sure ben that seems fair

but who gets ff13?

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Zorigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 4:01:07 PM

I do carlo, it's only fair after all...

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inkme101
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 4:42:39 PM

everybody calls me carlo but its carlos there just wasnt enough room for the whole name so i had to share the S

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BlackBriar
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 12:45:07 PM
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Damn!....Hott!!

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phudge_supreemz
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 1:38:43 PM
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The similarities are easiest to see with the fat detective

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Zorigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 4:01:40 PM

thats not very nice, i like him a little.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 1:41:38 PM
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Nice!
And Jacqui Ainsley should be crowned sex kitten for this decade.

Last edited by Ben Dutka PSXE on 2/18/2010 4:42:09 PM

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 4:43:53 PM
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WTH...I just visited that Ainsley site.

Mother of God.

...I need a girlfriend or something.

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OtisFeelgood
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 6:02:02 PM

lol

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 6:46:14 PM

Ben,
LOL, do you watch all her commercial reels there too?
They were great(and "SMOKING HOT)"!

Man, Madison's Sexy(prefer long-hair redheads), but now that I caught a good whiff of Ainsley, I SO wish Cage had put her in HR instead.

And after checking out all of Ainsley's site, there's just no way that Madison's bod even match's up close with that 5'9" long, legged stunner.
(not that I'm saying Madison's just a virtual 1-nighter either though).

Last edited by BikerSaint on 2/18/2010 6:56:14 PM

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Shams
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 7:18:24 PM

No doubt. The should've kept her 'as is' (wishful thinking). Seems like they adjusted her face/head proportions on Madison, and modified her build, besides giving her a boy-cut and changing her color palette. They made her jaw more prominent, and elongated her body a bit, adding a touch of masculinity to make her seem more strong, and independent rather a model/pinup. She must've got real self-conscious when she saw her digital alter-ego. But yeah, I needed a cold shower after seeing those pics.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 8:19:20 PM
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I personally don't like to know anything (including what they look like) about those that lend their voices to game characters.

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BikerSaint
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 8:52:34 PM
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LV,
I don't know, but being an Alien & all,
I'll bet that you just might like to plant one big long sloppy face-hug(ger) on this babe!

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, February 18, 2010 @ 9:00:39 PM

No Comment.






YES

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___________
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:41:58 AM
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looks like will have to wait a few weeks longer for the heavy rain chronicles DLC.
dam, and i was hoping to finish that before i start the game since its a prequel.
just seems weird playing a game, than playing a prequel.

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OriginalSin
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 12:55:15 AM
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She is smoking hot!!!! In the poll a while ago I voted her as the Hottest chick in the current selection of titles.... Well Madison that is... But you can know see the real Madison and I was right!!!!

Most of you picked Chloe from U2... anyone ready to change their mind?

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___________
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 7:10:28 AM

nope chloe all the way.
o wait, loose the mascara than chloe all the way.
nothing more scary than a hot chick who looks like a clown.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 7:12:08 AM

Chloe is not my type, I prefer Elena EVERY day of the week.

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spiderboi
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 7:35:26 AM

Elena for me too. Chloe was a bit too exotic for my tastes

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:20:58 AM

Exotic = don't have to train in bed

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Imagi
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 12:59:29 PM

Well while we are on it :o

I would take the Virtual form for Chloe as long as she did not talk (although I am from the U.K I don't get on with her voice), but the real life actor of Elena. If that makes sense in this sick virtual/real life make believe get together.

Sorry, Madison is left holding the camera ;)

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OriginalSin
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 2:34:48 AM
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Just in case any of you need more convincing:

http://www.jacquiainsley.co.uk/

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 10:21:14 AM

Why would you make me look at that site AGAIN? LOL

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phudge_supreemz
Friday, February 19, 2010 @ 3:57:11 PM

well she's definitely not advertising her acting ability

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:54:44 AM

Went to that link...now the character is a whore. Thanks...

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just2skillf00l
Saturday, February 20, 2010 @ 11:08:16 AM
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Stunning...

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DeathOfChaos
Monday, February 22, 2010 @ 9:53:19 AM
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I think she looks creepy...like a stalker...

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