Jamisin Matthews is Leon S Kennedy in Resident Evil Degeneration.
All the details in the interview conducted with this beautiful man, Jamisin, in exclusive for Resident Evil Realm.
RER :How did you feel when you found out that you have been chosen to be the new iconic face of Leon S. Kennedy in Resident Evil, how it happens ? Did you have any previous experience of mo-cap model?
Jamisin: I was originally cast to play Leon for the live action promotional videos they were shooting for the release of the Wii version of Biohazard 4. Because of various reasons, I was not able to do that shoot and the casting people were cool enough to bring me back for the the face scans/photography of Leon for what was called 'Biohazard 5: Degeneration" at the time. That is what the contract from Capcom says but as I have been told by a Brazilian RE web master, there may have been some name changes and/or my face is being used for a movie. I am not motion-capture for this one, only facial photography/scans. I have auditioned about twice a year for various Capcom projects and there are sometimes many people playing the same character. Voice, Image, Stunt mocap, non stunt mocap etc.
RER : Do you already know the game Resident Evil ? What do you think about this horror videogame? Do you like it ?
Jamisin: I am looking forward to buying my first videogame platform soon. And yes Biohazard is one of the game series I am interested in as well as GTA and most fighting games. I have only played on friend's systems.
RER : So which is your role in development of Leon?
Jamisin: Like I mentioned before, I am only a small part of the character. Someone else did motion capture and someone else did voice, etc. I only provided facial features and expressions as far as I know.
RER :As mo-cap model did you meet the development staff and the director Makoto Kamiya? What they told you to become Leon ?
Jamisin: You may need to find the person who did the mo-cap or whoever did the voiceover for this one. For these particular castings I only met with the Capcom casting people who live in the United States who are the same ones who have run all the castings I have gone to for these games over the years. Sorry, not so glamorous!
RER :Are you pleased to be an icon for the Resident Evil fans ?
Jamisin: Just as when I played the groom in the My Chemical Romance artwork and promotions, I am happy to help in a small way to breath life into a fictional character who means alot to people. Ironically, some "fans" end up being the harshest critics. Certain fans actually had my name recently removed from IMDB because they do not believe Leon was to be in this project I guess. They also had other actor's names removed from those same credits.
RER :Are there any actors or colleagues, you worked with during the Resident Evil experience, you would like to work again? If you could chose an actor, who will you like to see in a videogame with your virtual alter ego?
Jamisin: Once again, this answer may not seem so glamorous but my shoot was in a small studio just outside of Los Angeles. I am lucky to have met talented stunt people and mocap actors who have worked on other Capcom games.
RER :Now let's talk about your careers, we know you worked as testimonial and as model in many music video for such important name like Shakira and Britney Spears, and we know you love music and produce it (LeMans Electro ), So, can you tell us is your favourite ?
Jamisin: I enjoy all the commercial jobs I do and recently had a magazine ad for Orbit gum in which I am a matador. I work at a clothing company during my time off. As for music, recent bands (in the last few years) I like are Boize Noize, Digitalism, Kenna, Alec Empire, Blaq Audio, Mount Sims, Justice, the Faint, Crystal Castles, etc.
RER : Can you greet your Italian fans ?
Jamisin: Salve! Since I am only the face if Leon in this project, I wish you all good luck in finding all the other parts!
Кстати! На моё предложение так ни кто и не ответил. Так как на счёт отдельного раздела на сайте, посвящённого Degeneration?