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Old 18-01-19, 05:17   #1
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Default Who should voice Lara in the next game?

I don't believe we have a dedicated thread for this yet?

So who would you like to play Lara in the next Tomb Raider game? Most of us are assuming that Lara will "age up" now that the origins trilogy has concluded, so it seems like an appropriate time to switch up Lara's VA.

Obviously the fanbase has been really divided on Camilla Luddington, but I'm sure there's some people out there who would like her to stay on as Lara. I don't really love her as Lara, but for me a lot of that boils down to the way she's been directed on these games. I will say that I think Camilla is a good actress who took Lara's character to places she'd never gone before emotionally, and she deserves credit for doing that fairly well. Not to mention the fact that she provided not only Lara's voice, but performance capture as well. Of all the ladies to portray Lara, Camilla definitely had the hardest job. So to Camilla, thank you!

My biggest gripe with Camilla is her wonky British accent. Some people don't hear it, some people don't care, but for me it never sounded authentic. Being British is a huge part of Lara's identity in my opinion, and that was lacking in the reboot trilogy. Personally, I would LOVE to see Minnie Driver return as Lara. Her voice isn't terribly different from Camilla's either, so the transition wouldn't feel jarring. For those who don't remember Minnie as Lara, she provided her voice for the Revisioned animated series. Take a listen:


Share your suggestions! And please keep it civil, guys.
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Old 18-01-19, 07:09   #2
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1 - Camilla Luddington.

2 - Camilla Luddington.

3 - Camilla Luddington.

5 - Did I already say Camilla Luddington?
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Old 18-01-19, 07:14   #3
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As I said in the other topic, I think Camilla is doing good.
And I am the first one to admit that she started badly, but the performance grew up pretty well.
I agree with you kapu when you say that the poorest performances are in parts where it is evident that is not she the onr to blame.
For the British accent we must not forget that Camilla is British, but she lived and worked in the USA for too long that (maybe) her accent got a little bit masked. Still, I do not think that this is so much of a problem
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Old 18-01-19, 07:15   #4
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This has been discussed in the general chat thread lately I think. Anyway, I'm still playing through Shadow and Camilla's performance is fantastic. I'm impressed by her pronunciation skills. If she were to be replaced though, I'd like a voice similar to Judith Gibbins or Keeley Hawes. They have this certain warmth in their voices which goes really well with the opposite behaviour of Lara.
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My biggest gripe with Camilla is her wonky British accent. Some people don't hear it, some people don't care, but for me it never sounded authentic. Being British is a huge part of Lara's identity in my opinion, and that was lacking in the reboot trilogy. .
I'm with you. Also for me overacting was sometimes an issue, but that's probably the directing. Anyone else but Camilla please. I'd love Alicia to do it or someone who can match her voice and tone. She was amazing in the movie.
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Alicia Vikander.
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I absolutely love Alicia's voice.
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Old 18-01-19, 09:27   #8
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Camilla is reboot Lara.
If they change Lara again, then I am ok with another VA.
If reboot Lara stays, Camilla should stay.
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Camilla is reboot Lara.
If they change Lara again, then I am ok with another VA.
If reboot Lara stays, Camilla should stay.
Basically this
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Old 18-01-19, 10:13   #10
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An actual British actress would be nice. The constant slip on Camilla's accent is really annoying and to be honest I think there should be more focus on hiring writers that understand what British people would or wouldn't say. There is a lot of random Americanism throughout the trilogy that really shouldn't be there. I did always find it alarming that even with Rhianna Pratchett on board Tomb Raider (2013) suffered from this.

Another important thing when either hiring or directing Lara's voice actor is to ensure it is understood that there are regional accents in the UK. I've noticed that a lot of fans outside the UK seem to think, for example the cockney accent would be suitable for Lara. I've seen Evie out of Assassins Creed: Syndicate thrown out as a suggestion, but I'm sorry her accent is all wrong.
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