Gearbox's casting call for a real-life
Lilith attracted a ton of cosplay hopefuls, but in the end only
one was selected to play the unrealistically proportioned heroine for the live-action scenes in Borderlands 2. Her name is Yasemin Arsal,
and thanks to this clip from X-Play, you can watch her get ready for
her video game close-up:
Yasemin was selected by Gearbox from a pool of thousands of applicants. And judging by the video, the studio is happy with their selection.
“It was kind of uncanny with some of
the still shots we set up for this where, wow, she's Lilith,” said
Gearbox head Randy Pitchford, recalling, “We did our first test shoot with
her, and there was a moment with her when we asked her to express
sadness. Just like that she really just nailed me with it, and I
couldn't believe how quickly one can get there.”
“She's such a strong, confident
badass character, and just to have the opportunity to play that makes
you feel good,” Arsal added.
The Australian model isn't the only
actress who will feature in Gearbox's sequel. As
the behind-the-scenes video reveals, Britanni Johnson will also be reprising her role
as the mysterious Guardian Angel.
All will be revealed when Borderlands 2
releases for PS3, Xboc 360, and PC later this year (or maybe next?)
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