At MCM May I had the fortunate chance to sit down and join the round table interview with Victoria Atkin, voice of Evie Frye from Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and Patricia Summersett, voice of Zelda from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. For the three days they did interviews for press and here is day 3, continuing the conversations from Friday's session (link) and as the rambles of Saturday's (link), but with food and a less serious session of laughter.
How are you today?
Better now that you guys are back
[Laughs] Hey that’s a great way to start the show
We’ve just been waiting for you to come back. We didn’t even leave the room. We’ve just been sitting in the room poised, in the crouch position just waiting.
I’m so disappointed.
So what are we discussing today? [Both of them laugh]
Um… That remains to seen.
You do your opening question, and I’m gonna ask the stupid question.
Okay great, yeah let’s keep it easy and ask our favourite colour and that stuff. [Laughs]
Hello I’m just doing a little interview with Victoria Atkins, turning the camera back around to see them [pulling her phone out and filming a short clip].
I mean talking about loving stuff, how much have you been loving your time at Comic Con? What’s been your best, or most interesting, thing you’ve seen this weekend? The sights at Comic Con are always quite memorable.
Yeah they are, the really, truly, the cosplay here is quite exceptional. I actually just got from the Nintendo area, and I happened upon, it just so happen to work out that way. I just on my way to see Faz over there who I’ve interviewed with before. And he’s like, it’s a Zelda cosplay meet up right now, so we just did these incredible pictures of everybody. They were just beautiful, a big group of them.
That’s really cool.
It was like “aahh! Perfect!”, that’s my favourite right now because that’s what I’m buzzing on.
Oh... my… I’m lost for words right now, oh my god the cupcakes, the… [laughs] Talking to Patricia Quinn in the toilets [laughs]
That was pretty excellent.
That was really cool, um… For me it’s just so great to be in London, and to be where Assassin’s Creed Syndicate is set. You know, the Rooks are coming out and we’re here in London where the game is based, it’s nice to just come home. It’s really nice to be home and I’m really enjoying myself.
So, the really weird question is: What food would best describe you?
Oh I really like this question, but I don’t know the answer.
Not sure if it’s a food per se, but a spirit. [Laughs]
Someone get the crystals.
I had my acting classmates once try and, um, have me guess what they were talking about when we were having like when we were playing these games years ago. Funny enough, they were from London. And ultimately, it was decided that of all the spirits, that best described me was I was a porto, and I was like “I don’t even know what that means”
What is that?
A port, a porto.
Oh a drink.
A Nice fortified wine. Yeah, I really like that, I like porto as well, so I was like I can take that.
Do we call it porto here, I thought you said just port here.
Yeah, it’s just called port.
You say port?
Oh I’ve always said-- I guess in Quebec, the French call it porto. That’s weird.
You are kind of a port…. You are a port, yeah dark. You only drink, I feel like you only drink port in a cabin or something. That’s you.
It’s really good.
Yeah I like it. Now I feel like, how do I describe me. Something that like, looks tough but really isn’t.
[Laughs] Like a chocolate cupcake.
Yeah like that, with the insides.
I think [Victoria’s] a Cadbury’s.
Like a Cadbury’s Creme Egg. We just had this, big squidgy mess, I think that probably. Yeah I think, once you get to know me, you got past that chocolate shell, there’s just this.
You’re just a big gooey hug.
A big gooey person, so yeah that’s, that’s, I’m a Creme Egg. [Laughs]
I mean, staying on food, since I think this is such a great topic, what’s your favourite dishes then?
Ooh. I, oh I’m gonna go for this one. I think it depends on where I’m travelling. I think in London, I really enjoy, I’ve tried fish pie. I wouldn’t say it’s my favourite, but I like it. Um, fish and chips, and pizza--
You’re so Canadian American right now [laughs]. “We really like fish and chips here”.
I really like your versions of curry. Yeah. That’s kind of it. Fresh oysters, in a bit of nice champagne.
Oh she’s so classy.
With some port, I like oysters with bit of port.
She’s so classy.
There’s my answer and I’m sticking to it.
Port and oysters, Patricia Summersett.
Very important and nutritious [Laughs].
I think you should be on, like a Chanel advert now, with like port and oyster. Just you there, just looking, with your port and oysters.
It’d have to be by the sea though, otherwise it wouldn’t-- actually it has be by the desert.
In Cannes, yeah in Cannes.
No in Cannes, in France.
Oh in Cannes[Laughs].
Not canned oysters.
It’s what some of us grew up on. Patricia.
Canned oysters [Laughs]
I still like smoked mussels from the can.
My favourite dish, god I feel like I’m really contrasting Patricia. I’d like a kids meal. Oh my goodness, it depends, it really depends. I’m into healthy food now. One food item I really love, that I love to have and I genuinely do eat everyday, is an avocado.
Oooh, me too. I have that everyday. Yeah it’s great.
It’s not really a dish, but, that’s my answer to today.
I think something I’m really curious about is, obviously we’re talking about fun silly stuff at the moment, and then other days we’ve been chatting about really serious stuff.
That’s what I’m saying, Creme Egg.
How do you feel about the fact that so often the subject of women in gaming and film, these kind of things come up. Are you happy for those conversations to come up, or would it be better for you to all the fun silly stuff and talking about the games themselves.
No, I’m happy they come up, I’m more than happy to talk about it. I think it’s important to talk about it. We’ve gotta have the contrast right? Otherwise people don’t listen, you bang on about it all the time [laughs]. Otherwise it’s like “ugh”, you’ve gotta have the favourite food, avocado, port, and canned oysters chat first.
Yeah, actually that’s my technique too. I just feed somebody a glass of port and bang in all the political information [Laughs]. But in all serious, seriousness, um, when you get to meet a lot of people, it becomes a really meaningful experience. It’s definitely a good environment where you can also, you can leave and feel you’ve contributed something as well, beyond just uh-- fluffy entertainment, which is also very important, because everybody just hanging around and hugging and having a great time is great as well. But yeah, having them both is good.
It’s like a Creme Egg.
Seriously? [Laughs] I feel like a Creme Egg and port go really well together.
It’d be a tough call between a port and Creme Egg.
At the same time?
Alright, no I don’t want to fight.
Aaand, you win.
You have the port and Creme Egg. Actually, I want to see you do the Chanel advert with the port and the oysters, and then you just kinda put them to the side and get a Creme Egg out.
Just get a-- How do I eat my Creme Egg? I’ll just pull it apart.
You should’ve seen Patricia eat a Creme Egg? It was like, it was kinda, you could tell she was from, not from England. When she ate this, you know the whole: “How do you eat yours?”. It was kinda disturbing.
I just crushed it. I just took and was like--
She ate the whole like
She didn’t do the whole licking the inside, or any of that. She just, full on.
It was good, you could tell--
Nobody’s gonna listen to me again, nobody’s gonna take me serious.
They are, they are, they’re just going to know that. You just need practice. I’m gonna get you a lot more.
Okay, but they have to be genuine--
We grew up on these things.
They will, I’m not gonna get you.
Not the American versions,
Free ranged Creme Egg.
[Laughs] Grain free Cadbury’s eggs,
American free. Hershey free.
Hershey free, modified corn syrup free.
And then they’ll turn into American.
I feel strongly about this.
Vegan free Creme Egg [Laughs].
This is the best conversation [Laughs]
Sorry, we’ve ruined this. Obviously it’s Sunday,
I think we’ve got to let you go, we’ve been given our wrap up signal.
It’s probably good.
We’re gonna go hunt some free range, gluten free.
Definitely not Hershey.
Thank you that would be wonderful.
Well that was fun [Laughs]. Thanks guys.
With that, Day 3 of the round table has ended. Again, thanks to Patricia Summersett, Victoria Atkin, and MCM for allowing me to join in on the round table. It was an incredible experience to talk to them about their take on the games industry, as well as where things might head. Found something from the Round Table Interview interesting? Comment below and share your thoughts and the correct way to eat a Creme Egg.