“Every medium's different, you know? With motion capture, you have a camera on your face at all times. […] Everyone's dressed exactly the same, which is a wonderful equalizer.” Hamill goes on to explain the sensors and suits before saying, of the CIG team, “I have great trust in the people that are doing the heavy lifting.”
CIG's Chris Roberts, CEO and Chairman behind the Star Citizen project, said of Hamill's “Old Man” character: “We talked about making 'Old Man' this sort-of crotchety, Clint Eastwood character, and then Mark's like, 'well, I think I kind of want to go more Lee Marvin.” The team went with Hamill's suggestion, commenting positively as the veteran actor changed vocal inflections to cast a more gritty tone in his dialogue.
“It really is stripping down to the essence of what acting is all about – it's like we're playing Robin Hood or Zoro in our backyards when we're nine-years-old […]. This is just a really elaborate, technical version of game-playing you played as a kid.”
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