When Mass Effect: Andromeda sets off on its mission to explore our nearest galactic neighbour in March, it’ll be taking a touch of Westerosi flavour with it as Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer joins the cast.
The sci-fi action RPG – developer BioWare’s first new entry in the series in five years – sees players controlling one of the two Ryder twins as they search for humanity’s new home. The game will feature Dormer as Dr Lexi T’Perro, an Asari physician and psychiatrist on board the Tempest, the game’s main spaceship, who will serve as a key ally for players as they venture around the Andromeda galaxy.
WIRED spoke with Dormer to discuss her shift into games, Lexi as a character, and how acting in the medium affects a performer.
EA Games announced that Natalie joined the cast od their new video game – Mass Effect: Andromeda. Nat’s character is an Asari doctor who goes by the name Lexi T’Perro, and she’s the first person to greet the Andromeda’s lead when they wake from the 600 years of cryosleep that got them through the journey to a new galaxy.
EA revealed that “Dr Lexi is calm and compassionate with a feisty edge. Her role is to maintain crew fitness, both physical and mental, and research how the environments and situations they are exposed to throughout the Andromeda galaxy affect human biology and psychology.”
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available on 23rd March on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC. Below you can watch behind the scenes videos. Screen captures have been added into the gallery.
Natalie will headline the cast of Australian paynet Foxtel’s original period drama Picnic at Hanging Rock, which goes into production in the state of Victoria next month. She will star as English headmistress Hester Appleyard.
The limited series, based on Joan Lindsay’s iconic Australian novel of the same name, centers on the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and one teacher at Hanging Rock in rural Victoria on Valentine’s Day 1900. It is being produced by FremantleMedia Australia, from scripts by Bea Christian and Alice Addison.
FremantleMedia Australia Director of Drama Jo Porter said: “Picnic at Hanging Rock is celebrated as an iconic, female-led story and we are thrilled to be announcing our strong and diverse cast who will bring the characters to life in the most vivid manner.
“We have an exceptional mix and depth of established names and exciting young Australian talent. Natalie Dormer is known for her bold choices in playing powerful, smart and fearless women. Her rendering of Mrs. Appleyard is sure to be just as intriguing and complex,” she said.
Credit: The Hollywood Reporter.