Family Each month, Milestone Spotlight features an interview with a recent recipient of a Penguin Random House Milestone Award, which is given out to employees who have reached 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, etc. ... Susan Grimshaw – Kaili Vernoff (Ewan1971/IMDb) What a week Vernoff had upon the game’s launch. The animators were in charge of how she ultimately would look, so I just had to find her intention in each scene. She became romantically involved with Dutch at some stage, and long nights playing poker with the gang, often sitting in Dutch's lap. Vernoff: The cast as a whole are some the most talented people I've ever come across and we have really become like family, I mean... how often do you get to work with one company for almost five years? Arthur, on the other hand, is easily Rockstar’s best-written protagonist, and coupled with the strong performance from voice actor Roger Clark, he manages to hit all of the emotional beats the narrative designers wanted while also being believably malleable when … It was released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 26, 2018. I most recently worked on a new film for the Sundance film lab, and you can catch me next in the Jennifer Carpenter-led [show] "The Enemy Within," coming to NBC in February. Employee Milestone Spotlight: Sue Grimshaw. voiced by Michael Mellamphy. When the actor at the top of the call sheet is grateful, hardworking and generous, it's contagious. In any production, morale really bleeds down from the top. Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 was not only a critical hit and a windfall for the publisher and holding company Take-Two Interactive, selling $725 million in just three days, but also the culmination of more than four years of acting time and eight years of development. When I hadn't played Susan for a long stretch, it was always so fun to pull those boots on and find her again. The writing is so terrific I had to stop myself from laughing out loud more than once. Can you imagine how liberating that is? I was told to wear "comfortable undergarments" and sent a few scenes to memorize, but certainly not a full script. This means that we were shooting the scenes on a sound stage, just like you would shoot a film, the main difference being that we wear MoCap suits and the set is a scale approximation of the environment. In this episode, Roger Clark, who plays Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2, is interviewed by Kaili Vernoff (Susan Grimshaw in RDR2). Sometimes I'd shoot a week straight and then I may not be back in for months. Involvement in the Red Dead series Trivia References Grimshaw shows Arthur his living space, and tells him that all of his stuff from Blackwater was saved. fuckimg what???? Newman: How much time did it take you to record all of her lines? Karen, in particular, expresses a vehement dislike of her, and may crack jokes with Arthur about it, and Tilly will ask him if Dutch "would be mad" if she killed her. Voice acting is the art of performing voice-overs or providing voices to represent a character or to provide information to an audience or user. voiced by Meeya Davis-Glover. © 2021 Forbes Media LLC. I just played the scenes. The term "painted lady" is an archaic word for a prostitute, indicating that this was Susan's profession prior to joining the Van der Linde gang. Later on, during the gang standoff at camp after Micah is revealed to be the rat, Susan points a shotgun at Micah, demanding that he puts his guns down. Grimshaw is described in the credits as a "retired painted lady". When Molly comes into the camp drunk, repeatedly insulting Dutch and stating that she told the Pinkertons about the bank robbery in Saint Denis, Grimshaw shoots Molly with a shotgun, saying ”she knew the rules”, and subsequently ordering the body to be burned. Susan lives by a code: Everyone must earn their keep; she cannot abide hangers on or laziness; and she values loyalty above all. She started the gang with Hosea and Dutch, and had a romantic entanglement with the latter. I knew I was voicing a character for Rockstar, but I didn't know it was GTA5 until I got there. In this episode, Kaili Vernoff (Susan Grimshaw in RDR2) interviews classically trained actor Roger Clark, whose breakout performance as Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2 gained him international acclaim and countless accolades, including his win for best performance at the 2018 Game Awards. Susan Grimshaw is buried near the Elysian Pool. Tilly Jackson. Susan is a full-fledged member of the gang, knows her way around a shotgun, and is invaluable both in camp and on missions. Susan Grimshaw. Kaili Vernoff. There are cameras capturing us from all angles, including close up on our faces. Actor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifohZGPVBMQ, https://reddead.fandom.com/wiki/Susan_Grimshaw?oldid=414413. Affiliation Van der Linde Gang. Despite having a tough love attitude towards the gang's members, she does care about them, as evident where she had Arthur assist her in rescuing Tilly Jackson. Vernoff: I worked on the game for about four and a half years, off and on. Being a woman over 40 in this business can be daunting. Hosted by voice actor Kaili Vernoff (who played Susan Grimshaw in Red Dead Redemption 2), the podcast features gaming-related interviews, including content creators and fellow voice actors. Van der Linde gang Later on, she informs Arthur that a letter from Mary arrived for him, and expresses disdain for her. Every so often we'll all get together and it's a goddamn lovefest. She had also been nominated for the award for four films before that and has received other recognition for her work. It is reasonable to assume that she is physically abusive towards the other young women in camp as well, due to the disdain they have for her. what-is-fanart-even. How many minutes/hours of dialog from her are actually in the game? Even on stage, you have to make sure the audience can see your face and catch the action. All voice actor western animation live action the dragon prince video games anime livestreamer dragon ball pokemon goblin slayer game development overwatch my little pony kemono friends performance capture the witcher musician animation artist red dead redemption 2 panel moderator adult swim. "We love content creation; we love building community," Ouida said. Grimshaw asks Arthur to help investigate Tilly's disappearance, who she believes was kidnapped by the Foreman Brothers. Performers are called voice actors/actresses, voice artists or voice talent.In the UK, voice acting is recognised as a specialized dramatic profession, primarily due to the BBC's long tradition of radio drama production.. Vernoff: I think the term "voice acting" implies that we recorded our dialogue in a booth, separate from each other, right? Additional info It's pretty thrilling. Red Dead Redemption 2 cast: Meet the voice actors behind the band of outlaws. And as time goes on we see that she loves her charges deeply and will do everything in her power to keep them from harm. Newman: What other projects are you currently working on? With performance capture, it is like a 360-degree performance, because the cameras are all around you. Weapon ArbiterOutlaw Other actors sugggested to play this role include Helena Bonham Carter, Carla Gugino, and Frances McDormand. Newman: With so much bitterness, it seems like Susan runs the risk of being a one-note character; how did you work to avoid that? But I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that Rod Edge may be the finest actor's director I've ever worked with. Kaili Vernoff: Red Dead Redemption 2 is not only the first video game I've ever worked on [for performance capture], it's also the first one I've ever played. Also Known As Miss Grimshaw. She seems to somewhat dislike Pearson's cooking, which is the reason she asks Arthur to find. Sometimes, when Arthur is in camp, Susan may approach and comment on his recent actions. Seeing his chance, Micah shoots Susan in the stomach while she is off guard, and she quickly succumbs to her wound. The two ride up to a Foreman Brothers hide out. Female He absolutely shot as many takes as it took to get a scene right. It has certainly made me less self-aware in front of the camera. And the women that I worked the closest with; Meeya Davis (Tilly Jackson), Sam Strelitz (Mary Beth Gaskill) and Jo Armeniox (Karen Jones)? And it was clear that Rod knew exactly how that scene should feel and how important it was to get it just right. I didn't worry about camera angles that might make my butt look big, or lighting that revealed the crinkles in my eyes. Susan Grimshaw’s grave can be found to the northeast of Emerald Station near the Elysian Pool. Alex was a finalist in the*gameHE… Appearances. Despite that, she remained a close associate to Dutch, remaining on good terms with him and gaining his respect, eventually becoming the gang's arbiter. American However, only 4 actors from Red Redemption return Rob Wiethoff (John Marston), Benjamin Byron Davis (Dutch van der Linde), Steve J. Palmer (Bill Williamson) and Jim Bentley (Edgar Ross). What we did on RDR2 is called "performance capture". Casting Call Club - Create voice work, casting calls, and audio projects. But playing someone like Susan, who has some of my features but doesn't really look like me, was so rewarding. An American actress. Vernoff: This has been a really exciting year for me, coming off recurring roles in Hulu's "The Path" and "Grey's Anatomy," and joining President Claire Underwood's all-female cabinet in the finale of "House of Cards.". Voice actors in the Sierra Leonean radio soap opera Atunda Ayenda, 2004 Actors dubbing a television show in China while visitors look on, 1987. Newman: Can you describe the challenges and opportunities working with the rest of the cast? I was going in blind and learning on the fly. guys holy fuck susan grimshaw herself likes my art and shared it i am losing my shit rn. When the gang settle at Colter, she organizes the camp and decides where each gang member’s rooms will be, prompting complaining from Micah after he is assigned to a shared room with Javier, Charles, and Bill. And sure enough, I hear from fans about that little scene all the time. Honestly, I could go on and on about this cast. I’ve been a gaming and technology journalist for more than 25 years. Gender You may opt-out by. Activities she will discuss include killing innocent civilians, avoiding donating to the box, and spending too much time at camp, among other examples. Miranda Cowan's voice actor is Kaili Vernoff , who also voice acted Susan Grimshaw from RDR2! Gameplay Location voiced by Alex McKenna. 46 notes oct 17th, 2020. open in app; facebook; voiced by James Anthony McBride and 1 other. So I was digging into Antonia Bottino She doesn't have a voice actor in GTA 5, but share the same character with Miranda Cowan from GTA 4. Their relationship later ended, and Dutch eventually moved on to another woman named Annabelle. She can be almost coquettish around Dutch, and flustered around Micah. And he could fine tune my performance without ever making me doubt my own instincts. The actress plays Susan Grimshaw, a breakout character whose personality and fiery temper made her an instant fan-favourite. Red Dead Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Occupation Right: Susan Grimshaw. Susan will encourage Arthur to execute him, although it is ultimately the player’s choice whether to kill Foreman, or spare him. But we also get to glimpse her vulnerability, particularly around the men. Vernoff: This experience has for sure made me a better actor. Miranda is an aging party girl who just wants to be in the limelight, and I had a total blast with her! Nationality Similar actors include Cate Blanchett, Charlize Theron, and Jessica Chastain. Similar to Simon Pearson, Susan is mostly addressed by her surname. Without spoiling anything, I will just say there is a moment in the game when Susan -- ahem -- let's say "encourages" Arthur to wash himself. Susan was one of the original members of the Van der Linde gang, alongside Dutch van der Linde, Hosea Matthews and Arthur Morgan. Red Dead Redemption 2 As I said, I haven't played many video games, but from what I understand there aren't a lot of middle-aged badass women out there. And that is what made her so flat-out FUN to play. Geno Segers is an actor and voice-artist possessing an active background in many fields of entertainment and athletics. Voice acting is the art of performing voice-overs to represent a character or provide information to an audience. Uncle. Roger Clark and I were totally game, but it took us quite a few takes to find it. I have definitely carried that freedom into my recent film and TV roles. Susan was one of the original members of the Van der Linde gang, alongside Dutch van der Linde, Hosea Matthews and Arthur Morgan. It's true that she will rain hellfire down on the girls when she disapproves. So I literally had zero idea what to expect going in. We still speak almost daily. Suddenly, Javier announces that Pinkertons are coming, which distracts Susan. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!. Despite that, She remained a close associate to Dutch, gaining his res… Roger speaks about his career as a classically trained actor, his performance capture work, and tells behind-the-scenes stories from the making of … Video Game: Red Dead Redemption II. Sadie Adler - Hard to top the voice actor as I would cast her but my other two options are Julia Garner or Emma Stone Sean McGuire - Domhnall Gleeson Simon Pearson - Dan Aykroyd Susan Grimshaw - Helen Mirren Tilly Jackson - Ruth Negga Uncle - … By 1899, alongside with the gang's cook Simon Pearson, Susan was in charge of setting up the camp every time the gang moved to a new place. The rest of the returning characters are replaced by a new cast of voice actors. like fucking hello? She became romantically involved with Dutch at some stage, and long nights playing poker with the gang, often sitting in Dutch's lap. In Story Missions. 01:13:14 - In this episode, Kaili Vernoff (Susan Grimshaw in RDR2) interviews the wildly talented actress Alex McKenna. Voice acting is the art of performing voice-overs or providing voices to represent a character or to provide information to an audience or user. Vernoff: Rockstar gave me the opportunity of a lifetime with Susan. And I would say that's exactly right. In Beaver Hollow, she privately told Tilly that she has grown into a "fine young woman". She is physically abusive towards Mary-Beth, and can be seen slapping her face in camp for not doing her chores. Performer / Actor Kaili Vernoff. But... she isn't necessarily likable off the bat. Out of all the women in the camp, Ms. Grimshaw has little to no interaction with. Kaili Vernoff is an American actress who voiced Susan Grimshaw in Red Dead Redemption 2. She did not hesitate to kill Molly after her confession of talking to the Pinkertons, and threatened Micah at gunpoint after discovering his betrayal. Red Dead Redemption II (Video Game 2018) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. You will find Susan Grimshaw’s grave on the cliff above the railway tracks. We deeply respect each other and have grown incredibly close through this process. No, No and Thrice, No ( Chapter 4 ) That's Murfree Country ( Chapter 5 ) Red Dead Redemption ( Chapter 6 ) I swear half of you would just … Susan Grimshaw Grave Location. She has worked in films and television since 1969, and won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1995 film Dead Man Walking. Game I knew immediately that we had just finessed the dynamic between them into something deeper and more authentic. Red Dead Revelation: An Audio Drama (Spot-On Impersonators Needed!). She admitted to Arthur that some people need a firmer hand than others, whist adding that someone has to keep the rabble in line, otherwise they would "rot in their own filth". After a few months, I learned that I was working on a new Red Dead game, but it was probably years before I realized I was working on something that could be hugely popular. But it's not just the cast who bonded. Her grave can be found in Roanoke Ridge, southwest of the Elysian Pool, on a cliff nearby. One of the most frequent things I hear from fans is that they hated Susan in the beginning of the game, but by the end they grew to love and even admire her. Arthur chases after them, and shoots two of them off their horses before capturing Anthony Foreman and bringing him to Tilly and Susan. I remember another actor saying that he got a huge smile on his face every time he received a call sheet. Newman: Has acting in a game given you any new tools for when you are traditionally acting in front of a camera? We caught up with Kaili Vernoff -- who plays Susan Grimshaw, one of the original Van der Linde gang and a frequent on-screen character in RDR2 -- to talk about the process. Their relationship later ended, and Dutch eventually moved on to another woman named Annabelle. ‎In the Let’s Play podcast by the*gameHERs, actress Kaili Vernoff, who gamers know best as Susan Grimshaw in Red Dead Redemption II and Miranda Cowan in GTA V, interviews some of the most interesting and informed people in the gaming industry today. Sean MacGuire. This scene can play out in a few different ways, but there is a playfulness between Arthur and Susan that is almost like a sibling relationship, but not quite. And truly, you couldn't dream up a better number one than Roger Clark. I’ve been a gaming and technology journalist for more than 25 years. It's really gratifying to get feedback like that! He is what I'd call an "actor's actor," and always did his best to make everyone, especially newcomers, feel comfortable and appreciated. Kevin sat down with voice actress Emily Fajardo and gave her a RIGOROUS vocal test, did she pass!?!?!? So, all this is to say, my usual preparation techniques went right out the window! ... After talking about their pasts over a cigarette, Susan Grimshaw interrupts them about the disappearance of Tilly Jackson. Vernoff: I've been in this business a long time and have worked with some world-renowned, incredible directors. Heather Newman: What is the biggest difference in preparation between a film and a video game? My work has appeared in outlets including USA Today, Rolling Stone, Dateline NBC, Polygon, PCGamesN, PC Gamer, VentureBeat/GamesBeat, UploadVR and 75 newspapers in the U.S. and overseas. He is best known for the role "Chayton Littlestone" in Cinemax's "Banshee (2013)". Left: Kaili Vernoff. Susan Grimshaw When you shoot a film, you really have to have awareness of where the camera is at all times, so you don't walk out of your shot or block another actor. 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