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Opinion Trailer Last of Us Part 2's Shannon Woodward on Playing Dina and Working with Naughty Dog

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On this week's episode of GameSpot After Dark, Shannon Woodward from The Last Of Us Part 2 joins us to talk about her experiences with Naughty Dog.

Check out the full interview here:
00:00 - Intro
00:24 - Getting Into Acting In Video Games
02:21 - First Time Walking On Set For LOU2
04:08 - Differences In Acting For TV and Video Games
07:57 - How Much Story Did You Know In Advance?
09:47 - Creative Freedom In Scenes
 
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Hiring another actress for Dina's face was really unnecessary.

I disagree. Its up for the creator to decide. They had a face in mind, thus used someone else for that. As a concept artist, i do this shit all the time. Take a few things from here and there to create something. I don't see having many things taken from different sources as unnecessary if it what the artist's vision is.

I guess Shannon was simply too good looking

Subjective. I think the person they had as Dina's face is fucking sexy as hell, its all subjective. I don't really get why gamers try to turn something they know is subjective into this deeper thing as if for a fact the person is "too good looking" thus must mean something.

That would be like me saying I think Dina is sexy and they MUST have known she was sexy enough for the part.

You think one person is too good lucking as to why they didn't get the part is as strange as me thinking the person they have now got it cause they are sexy

These are subjective views....... they are not factual things.
 

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Subjective. I think the person they had as Dina's face is fucking sexy as hell, its all subjective.

The person yes, the ingame character model is uglyfied, plain and dresses like a slob because that's the type of women that makes SJW hard.

There's even a sequence of dialogue in which Ellie says "we're here to kill infected, not to look fancy".

Such a strong independent woman statement.

You think one person is too good lucking as to why they didn't get the part is as strange as me thinking the person they have now got it cause they are sexy

The creator of the game has publicly stated that the appearence and design of it's characters aren't random but a political statement in itself, they are designed the way they are to send a message.

They are literally designed to be SJW masturbatory fanservice.
 

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The person yes, the ingame character model is uglyfied, plain and dresses like a slob because that's the type of women that makes SJW hard.

There's even a sequence of dialogue in which Ellie says "we're here to kill infected, not to look fancy".

Such a strong independent woman statement.



The creator of the game has publicly stated that the appearence and design of it's characters aren't random but a political statement in itself, they are designed the way they are to send a message.

They are literally designed to be SJW masturbatory fanservice.

Mate, I reckon they look exactly how I'd expect them to look in a post pandemic world.
 

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Hiring another actress for Dina's face was really unnecessary. I guess Shannon was simply too good looking to be featured as herself in the game? Or maybe her nose wasn't the correct shape? ;)

I think it's for "diversity". In the game she looks like Israeli/Armenian, the main actor looks Caucasian.
 

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It's a normal\fine looking face, the hilarious part was make the player believe that all the men were crazy for her in jackson...

But i guess that when the alternative is edgy butch looking ellie, even dina would become super sexy...

There's not a single hot woman in the game and somehow all women are strong independent women who need no men.

It really makes you think.
 

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There's not a single hot woman in the game and somehow all women are strong independent women who need no men.

It really makes you think.
I onestly felt this thing far more in the latest obsidian game, that one was comically exagerated.
At least in tlou2 they are plain, normal looking women, not purposely super ugly.
 
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It's a normal\fine looking face, the hilarious part was make the player believe that all the men were crazy for her in jackson...

But i guess that when the alternative is edgy butch looking ellie, even dina would become super sexy...

Considering what I feel she looks like along with a few others, I can see how men were going crazy for her in Jackson. I see that as a very, very believable thing.



I can see how that very much could be a thing in Jackson lol
 

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Considering what I feel she looks like along with a few others, I can see how men were going crazy for her in Jackson. I see that as a very, very believable thing.



I can see how that very much could be a thing in Jackson lol

And the real actress has a banging body as well. They butchered it (IMVHO) in the game.
 

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Wow people slaggin off Dinas face? I know they've used someone else's face but it's one of the better uses of a face I've seen for a long time. Dina's nose bridge has more of a bump. Just like Chloe from Uncharted.......... not heard complaints about that character design. The face actress has a really pretty face and I've always wondered what her heritage background was. Don't the majority of you in here have image issues anyway? Like I guarantee 95% of you in here are matted lookin.
 

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Meanwhile, women in the game:









Don't you think that some make up, a cute dress and haircut wouldn't make these women at least normal looking?! (Except mel, that bitch is ugly as fuck)
The females in the outer world are basically mutants in comparison :lollipop_grinning_sweat:
 

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Considering what I feel she looks like along with a few others, I can see how men were going crazy for her in Jackson. I see that as a very, very believable thing.



I can see how that very much could be a thing in Jackson lol
They kinda uglyfied her in the game, both body and face.
Like i said, the ingame model is normal/fine, the real life model is a pretty cute girl.
 
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The person yes, the ingame character model is uglyfied, plain and dresses like a slob because that's the type of women that makes SJW hard.

There's even a sequence of dialogue in which Ellie says "we're here to kill infected, not to look fancy".

Such a strong independent woman statement.



The creator of the game has publicly stated that the appearence and design of it's characters aren't random but a political statement in itself, they are designed the way they are to send a message.

They are literally designed to be SJW masturbatory fanservice.
you need help.
 

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Ultra forgettable character, honestly all new characters sucks hardcore, only Joel and Ellie were badass as usual, also Tommy and his wife. Jacob as pretty cool too but i didn't like what they did and how it ended for the character, i though he had more potential, remind me a bit of Irvin in RE5, cool character but got trash writing and story path.

Thankfully the gameplay was great, and there were some cool moments like Big rat boss fight, and of course the best parts of game with Ellie and Joel past backgrounds gameplay moments.
 
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Meanwhile, women in the game:

*pics*



You posted multiple pics of Abby and her crew and you didn't even post Dina, who the thread is about, because you know she looks too good to fit your argument.


 
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Hiring another actress for Dina's face was really unnecessary. I guess Shannon was simply too good looking to be featured as herself in the game? Or maybe her nose wasn't the correct shape? ;)
Wow, we’re really going there aren’t we?
 

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Shannon Woodward isn't bad/ugly by any stretch of the imagination but I would choose Cascina Caradonna every time because she's beautiful, sexy and based on her videos, "real" and normal. Best of all, doesn't need makeup to look good and would only enhance her already beautiful face.

In game, they misrepresented Cascina by giving her almost a flat chest. Like, WTF? She's nowhere near flat chested. SMH.
 
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Really? Everyone?

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Here's the body model for Abby, Colleen Fotsch:







With Abby living inside of a football stadium with full on equipment/gym(and possible supplements around) and with the help of good genes it might, might be possible for her to get this jacked.
 
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Here's the body model for Abby, Colleen Fotsch:







With Abby living inside of a football stadium with full on equipment/gym(and possible supplements around) and with the help of good genes it might, might be possible for her to get this jacked.
You are forgetting a tiny thing.

A woman can never be this shredded naturally. It's just against biology.

Male Mma fighters doesn't look that buffed. Gina Carano doesn't look that buffed.

It's not natural. And I doubt Abby has access to the drugs given its an apocalypse.

Even if it were a male I'd say it was steroids. You can see her muscles are showing even without flexing. Not natural for muscles.
 
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Here's the body model for Abby, Colleen Fotsch:







With Abby living inside of a football stadium with full on equipment/gym(and possible supplements around) and with the help of good genes it might, might be possible for her to get this jacked.

Roids would have been expired long ago and I doubt there’s still a roid company around.

Also, her diet was based on burritos.
 
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You are forgetting a tiny thing.

A woman can never be this shredded naturally. It's just against biology.

Male Mma fighters doesn't look that buffed. Gina Carano doesn't look that buffed.

It's not natural. And I doubt Abby has access to the drugs given its an apocalypse.
I'm not going to go back and forth about what's possible in terms of body type(because that's an argument that will go nowhere for either of us), but I will say this, you honestly don't think there's any supplements, protein powder, or steroids in that giant stadium?
 
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I'm not going to go back and forth about what's possible in terms of body type(because that's an argument that will go nowhere for either of us), but I will say this, you honestly don't think there's any supplements, protein powder, or steroids in that giant stadium?
Yeah I doubt it. Someone has to create it and I think its near impossible in that setting.
 
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Yeah I doubt it. Someone has to create it and I think its near impossible in that setting.
The unfortunate fact is that the writers of the game could have easily explained this with a few lines or notes, but didn't. They should have. I would have. As a writer you have to explain any anomalies in plot/game logic even when it comes to a character's looks. What we do know is that after a certain loved one of hers was killed she clearly had a training/workout montage(to never feel helpless ever again) that wasn't shown nor told to us. We don't know how she did it but we should.

It goes back to my Star Wars new trilogy argument, the fact that the writing and storytelling is severely lacking and we sit here and blame it on the actors, voice actors, and characters while the writers get away scott free with no consequences to go and write more bullshit for a new beloved project.
 
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I'm not going to go back and forth about what's possible in terms of body type(because that's an argument that will go nowhere for either of us), but I will say this, you honestly don't think there's any supplements, protein powder, or steroids in that giant stadium?

A woman can't get that big with just protein powder.

And the protein powder would have been expired years and years ago. No protein powder or roids can survive more than the 20 years that have passed since the outbreak day, especially not in a post-apocalyptic world.

And those people rationalized food (one burrito per meal) imagine if they had "suplements", a woman wouldn't be possible to acces them in the first place when there are so many male soldiers that would take much more advantage from them than any woman.
 
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This place has one foot dipped into the pool of 4chan so you'll see posts like that from time to time. I'd still rather enjoy myself here than era or 4chan itself. Both places are full extremes of annoyment.

Well think of this place as bizarro resetera. come for the laughs, stay for the entertainment 🤣.
 
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Well think of this place as bizarro resetera. come for the laughs, stay for the entertainment 🤣.
I find this place(gaming and off-topic) more fun as well. I tend to just not respond or reply to the incognito 4chan strays and Era strays who might frequent here. They both make it very obvious as to where they most likely came from.
 

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You are forgetting a tiny thing.

A woman can never be this shredded naturally. It's just against biology.

Male Mma fighters doesn't look that buffed. Gina Carano doesn't look that buffed.

It's not natural. And I doubt Abby has access to the drugs given its an apocalypse.

Even if it were a male I'd say it was steroids. You can see her muscles are showing even without flexing. Not natural for muscles.

Lol, I am not particularly PC but you need to catch a grip mate.

Do yourself a favour, don’t obsess over make believe ...... dare yourself to go out and touch a real girl.