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Lightning Voice Actor Ali Hillis Speaks, Answers Fan Questions

Regardless of any conflict amidst the fans and critics, Final Fantasy XIII is absolutely massive, as most every FF installment is.

And if you're a fan of the game, and particularly the story and characters, you'll want to hear Lightning's voice actor - or actress - Ali Hillis talk about her experience in recording for the game's protagonist. Final Fantasy Union has a podcast interview with Hillis, where they ask a few questions of their own and then ask questions submitted by the fans. It's a solid interview and Hillis talks a lot about how she got involved with the game, who her favorite character(s) were, what it was like behind the scenes, and how she prepared for the role. Perhaps surprisingly - or maybe not; non-gamers don't realize how huge FF really is - she wasn't initially aware of how big her role actually was; she says she didn't understand until someone said, "you're the main protagonist in a Final Fantasy!" She also clearly had a lot of fun and when asked if she liked the character of Lightning, Hillis said simply, "I love her." She says she's also grateful to the director for providing such valuable feedback and in the end, she's proud of her performance and at the same time, humbled "by the power it was able to wield emotionally."

Just head to the link above and download the podcast. If you're wondering, Hillis didn't entirely alter her voice for this role...so yeah, she sounds exactly like Lightning.

Related Game(s): Final Fantasy XIII

3/19/2010 10:53:01 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (12 posts)

Voyager236
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 11:29:02 AM
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Thanks for the link and information!
Excellent game and greatest character of FFXIII.

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fluffer nutter
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:48:43 PM
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I thought I recognized her. I've seen a lot of her films and now I can see similarities between her and Lightning. Cool interview.

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shadowpal2
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 12:49:01 PM
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Who doesn't love Lightning lol? Can't wait to listen to it!

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 6:46:09 PM

i didn't

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 3:30:04 PM
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Wonder if she will play it. Even non gamers know how big FF is around these parts.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 6:46:47 PM

yep, vanille's voice was torture

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Alienange
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:05:09 PM
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I got FFXIII last night and yup, the voice acting is good stuff. So far the game is fun and quite impressive in the visuals department as well.

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FxTales
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:26:01 PM
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She seems like a nice person.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 5:42:41 PM
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I'd probably do her.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 6:47:06 PM

yes =D

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Victor321
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 7:37:10 PM
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I learned from IMDB.com that Ali Hillis also voiced Liara T'soni in Mass Effects 1 & 2!

If anyone here loved XIII (or liked it enough to not pull a Jim Sterling and make a review sound like a semi-professional rant), and also loves the ME series, I hope you find this little trivia cool to know ^__^

The most recent "cool!" trivia fact was when I learned that Claudia Black voiced Morrigan in DA:O, along with Chloe in UC2 (don't worry, I knew the latter lol).

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BikerSaint
Friday, March 19, 2010 @ 10:51:16 PM
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Wow, nobody caught all the rumors in that podcast that SE might be planning on making a FFXIII-2 ?????

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