Grand Theft Auto V features real life gangsters as voice actors for authenticity

by Nathan Misa Featured 6 Comments 16 Votes 5819 Views 05/09/2013 Back to News

There's nothing more annoying than an O.G. being voiced by the wrong kind of actor and taking you out of the gangsta experience. Rockstar has avoided that problem by employing real-life gang members to voice their street gangs in Grand Theft Auto V.

"When we record all these ambient characters that are in the world we go towards authenticity," producer Lazlow Jones revealed during an interview with Chicago radio station WGN. "So in the game, part of the element of the story is that there’s these gangs, these rival gangs."

"There’s black gangs, there’s Latino gangs, and we recruited a guy who gets gang members, like actual gang members, real gang members. I mean, El Salvadorian gang dudes with amazing tattoos and one of which literally had gotten out of prison the day before.

He continued. "And we brought these guys in to record the gang characters because, you know, you don't want a goofy LA actor who went to a fancy school trying to be a hard gang member. There's nothing worse than that. So just go find the real, terrifying people and say, ‘Can you come in here please?’ And they look at the lines and they say, ‘I wouldn’t say that. If I was upset at another gang, I wouldn't say that.’ So, well, then say what you would say. Authenticity, you know?

"There’s a lot of sessions that we would have where we would just throw the script on the floor and be, like, 'This thing we wrote is irrelevant, let’s actually work out something real.'"

Word.

Link to us http://PS3.mmgn.com/News/gta-v-features-real-life-gangsters-as-vo
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

More Info on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V screenshot Grand Theft Auto V screenshot Grand Theft Auto V screenshot Grand Theft Auto V screenshot Grand Theft Auto V screenshot Grand Theft Auto V screenshot Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
Game Profile: Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V Australian Release: Out Now

Grand Theft Auto V features real life gangsters as voice actors for authenticity Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
How about voice acting from prostitutes?


nothing will ever be more authentic than christopher lee giving peter jackson tips on what a man sounds like when hes being stabbed

christopher lee is awesome *_*
Rockstar always going the extra mile [MOG]

punk said: How about voice acting from prostitutes?



Your Mother has already had her voice recorded.

jokes (love)

sjt333 said:
christopher lee is awesome


Shut up

Pilkingbod said:

sjt333 said:
christopher lee is awesome


Shut up


Christipher Lee, my gangsta!

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto V screenshot
  • Grand Theft Auto VGrand Theft Auto V Video
  • Grand Theft Auto VGrand Theft Auto V Video
  • Grand Theft Auto VGrand Theft Auto V Video

Recently Read

Featured PS3 Content

Destiny - Which platform?

Destiny - Which platform?

10/09/2014 Polls 0 3
Shangri-La rules: Far Cry 4 steps up the insanity

Shangri-La rules: Far Cry 4 steps up the insanity

Gryllis 2 days Articles 0 4
PES 2015 trailer takes it right up to FIFA 15

PES 2015 trailer takes it right up to FIFA 15

Tano 2 days News 3 4
Silent Hills looks horrifying

Silent Hills looks horrifying

Tano 2 days News 7 12
Metal Gear Collection 2014 revealed, but it

Metal Gear Collection 2014 revealed, but it's not what you expected

Tano 2 days News 5 8
Destiny proves popular with gamers, making US $325m

Destiny proves popular with gamers, making US $325m

Gryllis 3 days News 0 6
Watch The Evil Within
Gryllis 3 days News 3 5
ZiNG Pop Culture Stores open around Australia

ZiNG Pop Culture Stores open around Australia

Leasha 3 days News 13 11
Watch Dogs’ Bad Blood DLC is worth hacking into

Watch Dogs’ Bad Blood DLC is worth hacking into

Gryllis 4 days Articles 1 7

Community Content

ZiNG Pop Culture Stores open around Australia

ZiNG Pop Culture Stores open around Australia

Leasha 3 days News 13 11
Awesome Gaming Stuff Of Tomorrow, Today! Vol. 3

Awesome Gaming Stuff Of Tomorrow, Today! Vol. 3

02/09/2014 Blog 10 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

Mark681 just unlocked the Welcomed achievement!

Mark681 5 hours ago
Username

Geekstar got NBA Live 14, Need for Speed: Rivals, Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 15 and other 2 games

Geekstar 6 hours ago
Username

Geekstar just unlocked the Welcomed achievement!

Geekstar 6 hours ago
Username

sjt333, CybaCowboy commented on ZiNG Pop Culture Stores open around Australia

sjt333 14 hours ago
Username

clo89 is now Level 4!

clo89 14 hours ago
Username

commented on Watch The Evil Within's TGS trailer, if you dare

stonecold 16 hours ago
Username

CybaCowboy is now Level 15!

CybaCowboy 18 hours ago
Username

crazynites just unlocked the Socialite achievement!

crazynites 1 day ago