Becker: Good afternoon, and welcome to the Becker Interviews. My name is Derek Becker and I'll be your host. Our guest is Annah. Hello Annah!
Annah: Hi Becker, it's a pleasure to be here.
Becker: So how is the project going?
Annah: Well we're still shooting some scenes. I'm in the alpha demo though, which I'm very happy about, and my voice is done.
Becker: Fantastic! Now why don't you tell our audience about who is doing your voice?
Annah: Sheana Easton! It was very exciting working with her. I loved her music growing up and it was a bit of a relief given the other candidates. Joan Jett was still touring and that only left Cindi Lauper, and frankly I wasn't looking forward to sounding like someone from Bronx, New York. Sheana was very open to my creative input, and she gave me some very valuable advice as an entertainer.
Becker: Such as?
Annah: Well, mostly we talked about wardrobe. Sheana used to work with Prince, after all, and she didn't wear very much at the start of her career either.
Becker: Yes, about your clothes, there's ... um ... not very much of them. Do you feel that it's compromised you as an actress?
Annah: I was concerned at first. Frankly the looks some of the guys were giving me was a little unnerving. But Sheana and Interplay's Krys Card helped me through the first awkward stages. Finally Guido Henkel sat down and we had a long talk about how my character was an acrobat and that the revealing outfit was for purely artistic reasons.
Becker: But you are wearing a spiked shoulder pad, why?
Annah: Oh, we had to put that in at the last minute. I have a tattoo there and we needed to cover it up. It's of a smurf. Do you like it?
Becker: Very nice. You mentioned Krys and Guido. You've worked with them before?
Annah: Yes, in Fallout 2.
Becker: What did you do in that?
Annah: I played another love interest, Angela Bishop. That was a smaller part, of course. I wasn't an NPC follower then. It was more difficult in some ways though. There were a few ... scenes ... that I had to do with the main character. That was really hard for me, since I was worried that I'd be typecast and only be able to get work as a courtesan in Baldur's Gate. But it was very tastefully done, and it helped me get to know the staff.
Becker: So how is working on the two projects different?
Annah: Well, I'm much more detailed with the Infinity engine. I also have more animation's -- I can fidget when I get bored now! Believe me that's a huge relief. It's very difficult to just stand there while the main character gets his nerve up to talk to you. I also have lots of close-ups. I'm hoping to be in one of the full motion video sequences, but I'm probably just getting my hopes up.
Becker: Do you have any role models?
Annah: Yes, Lara Croft. I've admired her career ever since she played "damsel in distress" in the original Donkey Kong. She's very talented and really opened a lot of doors for computerized actresses everywhere. I know she's often attacked by feminists, but you should have seen the job market before she opened it for us. Sure, there was the occasional part in a King's Quest spin-off, but that was it. I actually asked to have a pair of pistols like she has, but they couldn't do that because of the setting. They gave me that dagger thing instead.
Becker: How was working with the rest of the cast?
Annah: Well, Floyd -- I'm sorry I can't use his name yet can I? -- The Nameless One, is a terrific actor. You wouldn't know it, since he's spent most of his career playing zombies, but he really is very good. And "Fall-from-Grace" is a dream.
Becker: She plays your rival correct?
Annah: Well, on stage we're rivals. But once shooting is over and we can go, Grace and I are inseparable. We go shopping, and we just did a 5K charity race together. Also, we girls do have to stick together. I mean sometimes when the Interplay staff have been having a little too much to drink at happy hour, it can get a little scary.
Becker: About that, is it true what we've heard about you and Colin McComb?
Annah: That whole incident was blown way out of proportion in the tabloids. Colin asked me out, that's all. There's no lurid "love tryst", as the National Enquirer called it.
Becker: Well, it wasn't a date, he was asking you to spend the weekend with him in Cancun.
Annah: I'm afraid I can't comment on that.
Becker: I understand. Well, that does appear to be all the time we have. Annah, thanks again for joining us.
Annah: It was a pleasure.
Becker: Stay tuned, next time we'll be interviewing Morte. He's
not just another talking head!
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