Quantcast
Trevor represents 'pure escapism' in Grand Theft Auto V - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



Grand Theft Auto V  



Trevor represents 'pure escapism' in Grand Theft Auto V


8:30 PM on 09.30.2013
Trevor represents 'pure escapism' in Grand Theft Auto V photo



GQ got to sit down with the three main stars of Grand Theft Auto V: Shawn Fonteno (Franklin), Ned Luke (Michael), and Steven Ogg (Trevor) where they talked about their roles in Grand Theft Auto V. First I have to highlight this comment from Steven Ogg.

"I want to take “voice acting” and send it up to space," Steven told GQ. "This was a motion capture performance. This was not me sitting in my underwear in a booth watching some character that was like Trevor and saying my lines. No. That was me up there in my motion capture suit with the camera directly in my face and the light in my eyes. It’s a huge thing. It’s not just voice acting. You put three years of your life into something like this and you certainly, if nothing else, want the recognition of what you’ve done."

I never realized it until I read this but he's totally right. When it comes to games like this, you simply can't refer to these people as just voice actors anymore. Not to mention dedicating three years of your life to this.

The other thing from the interview I wanted to highlight was Steven's answer to how hard or easy it was to play a character as insane as Trevor. 

"It’s certainly fun because you just get to be nuts. The thing about Trevor, this character that I so love to play, is that he kind of represents the gaming world and this idea of pure escapism. He gets to be that guy who gets to say whatever he wants, to do whatever he wants, to fuck whatever he wants. Everyone has that fantasy, right? Trevor just does it. It’s very liberating." 

I'm being a little Trevor bias here, but I can't help it as he was my favorite character in the game. In fact, he's probably my favorite new character of the year, and it's all thanks to the performance Steven gave.

The GQ&A: ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Actors Talk Franklin, Michael, and Crazy Trevor [GQ]





Video: Lindsay Lohan is suing GTA V creators over use of her likeness photo


This real life GTA V trailer is wonderfully done photo


This modder made a GTA V first-person mod photo


Grand Theft Auto Online takes aims at hipsters with update photo


Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 looks amazing next to PS3 version photo


Grand Theft Auto V coming to PS4, PC, Xbox One this fall photo


The Terminator 2 river chase gets remade in Grand Theft Auto Online photo


This funny GTA V glitch has airplanes chasing you down to the death photo


Grand Theft Auto V ships more than 33 million units photo


Play as a chimpanzee in Grand Theft Auto V photo


Grand Theft Auto V Updates, Screenshots, & Videos







Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.






timeline following:
Grand Theft Auto V



1:15 PM on 07.03.2014
Video: Lindsay Lohan is suing GTA V creators over use of her likeness

Lindsay Lohan has filed a law suit against Rockstar, the creators of Grand Theft Auto V. The suit claims Lohan's likeness is used in the game, without her permission, based on the character of Tracey Jonas. It's a pretty far-fetched claim, and sure not to go far. But it is worth a good laugh.more



6:30 PM on 06.30.2014
This real life GTA V trailer is wonderfully done

There's been some neat stuff happening with Grand Theft Auto V videos lately. This comparison between the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game was impressive enough to really drive home how much more detailed the PS4/Xbox O...more



9:30 AM on 06.24.2014
This modder made a GTA V first-person mod

Ever wondered what GTA V would look like in first-person? Well thanks to modder XBLToothPik, who made it possible on the Xbox 360 version of the game, and you can see what it's like. In the above video you can get a gli...more



10:45 AM on 06.17.2014
Grand Theft Auto Online takes aims at hipsters with update

Grand Theft Auto feels laughably behind the curve with its recent "post ironic, artisanal, organic, entirely independent, 100% re-claimed 'I'm Not a Hipster' Update." Even New Simpsons managed a banal and empty "hipster"...more



7:30 PM on 06.16.2014
Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 looks amazing next to PS3 version

It might not ever get old comparing games on last-gen and this-gen consoles. Well, at least not for a while. The latest title to get this treatment is Grand Theft Auto V on PS4 and PS3. GTA V on PS3 was no slouch, ...more



9:46 PM on 06.09.2014
Grand Theft Auto V coming to PS4, PC, Xbox One this fall

[Update: Rockstar has also announced Xbox One and PC versions. There you go! On PC, expect to find a new video editor "designed for advanced movie-making."] The inevitable has come, though with one surprise. Grand Theft Auto...more



8:30 PM on 06.04.2014
The Terminator 2 river chase gets remade in Grand Theft Auto Online

So middle school for me involved many brain-rotting activities, not the least of which was the countless amount of hours spent watching machinima videos. While I don't have the free time that I used to, it's still a joy to w...more



11:00 AM on 05.16.2014
This funny GTA V glitch has airplanes chasing you down to the death

YouTube user LD13 has found a glitch in Grand Theft Auto V that causes airplanes to take off on their own, and sometimes hunt you down until you crash. To kick off the bug, you'll have to fully modify a Pegassi Zentorno...more



3:45 PM on 05.13.2014
Grand Theft Auto V ships more than 33 million units

Grand Theft Auto V made $1 billion in the first three days it was released. Impressive, but we were never told how many copies of the game were moved. Today's fiscal year 2014 report from Take-Two finally sheds some light on ...more



9:00 AM on 05.04.2014
Play as a chimpanzee in Grand Theft Auto V

GTA5Videos highlights the best mods around for Grand Theft Auto V, and the latest episode shows off playable animals. I want to be the chimp. more





Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

Grand Theft Auto

11:30 AM on 07.01.2014
Celebrate Fourth of July with a new monster truck in GTA Online

First LittleBigPlanet, now Grand Theft Auto Online. Starting today, you can grab the Independence Day Special pack, which comes with a special motorcycle, monster truck, and a few other clothing and accessory items. You'...more



6:30 PM on 06.30.2014
This real life GTA V trailer is wonderfully done

There's been some neat stuff happening with Grand Theft Auto V videos lately. This comparison between the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game was impressive enough to really drive home how much more detailed the PS4/Xbox O...more



9:30 AM on 06.24.2014
This modder made a GTA V first-person mod

Ever wondered what GTA V would look like in first-person? Well thanks to modder XBLToothPik, who made it possible on the Xbox 360 version of the game, and you can see what it's like. In the above video you can get a gli...more



View all Grand Theft Auto






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more