Stefanie Joosten talks about working on Metal Gear Solid V: on the set Kojima always came up with new ideas

In an interview published by Italian website TMag (conducted late September), Stefanie Joosten talks about her character, the motion capture process and the series in general.

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The fact that she discussed her character with Kojima a lot prior to motion capture has been really helpful for Stefanie. But even during shooting new ideas were born. “I really had a lot of fun, it’s been great to be in the middle of the creative process, especially when we were doing the motion capture. Sure, we had a script to follow before we started, but even on the set Kojima always came up with new ideas and many funny things, like easter eggs he wanted to put in the game, something you wouldn’t expect from others. Even though it’s a very serious game, we had a lot of fun, and there were some scenes that were quite… weird to make.”

Of course a lot has been said about the character ever since she was unveiled. “Most have given this criticism before the game was released, so when they didn’t know the character yet… and I’ve always thought they simply needed to try it. They would see her in a different way.”

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She also points out Metal Gear has always been like this. “I think that a lot things in the world of Metal Gear are over the top… they would be very strange in real life. This is part of the world of Metal Gear, and I think this is how it should continue to be. I don’t dislike it at all.” Stefanie said. “The game is certainly presented much more realistically compared to the previous episodes, but it still has these classic Metal Gear Solid elements. It’s a unique game: I think the fans will accept it and will see that the way it had to be is the way Kojima had the freedom to create it.” [This last part is pretty vague in its translation, but it probably means to say that Kojima should have the creative freedom to make what he wants.].

When asked what here favorite Metal Gear game was, Stefanie said it’s the fifth entry. Though she hasn’t finished it yet, she feels the gameplay is truly the best, the most refined. “But the first one still has a special place in my heart and I love the third one as well.”

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To see the full interview (in Italian) follow the first link in the source section below, for an excerpt of the interview in English click on the second link.

Source: TMag, 2

  • Raven_Sorrow

    Stefanie :3

  • Snake

    <3

  • vic boss

    I don’t remember where, I think it was in one of her livestreams but she said that Kojima productions asked her to scan the soles from her feet, pretty weird uh.

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Quentin Hideo Tarantino

    • VenomSnake421

      She was looking at Quiet’s feet in MB when she mentioned that.

  • John Rhogan

    I watched the interviews she gave for The Codec on youtube, and she is gorgeous.

  • Mr. Sir Shpee

    Knowing Kojima, that’s not surprising really.

    Offtopic, but HOLY SHIT.

    Kendrick Lamar rapped over “A Tale of Two Citiez” by J.Cole and J.Cole did the same over Kendrick’s “Alright”. Two of my favorite songs from two of my favorite rappers. HOLY SHIT THIS IS TOO PERFECT. COLLAB ALBUM PLEASE.

    https://soundcloud.com/topdawgent/kendrick-lamar-black-friday

    https://soundcloud.com/dreamvillerecords/j-cole-black-friday

    • Spectralbuttplug

      J.Cole rapped over alright ? I’m definitely checking this out

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        It was pretty good, yeah. Kendrick over Tale of Two Citiez was fucking INSANE though. Hopefully this means their long-awaited collab project is out soon, plus Cole said something at the end of his about something happening in February. Fingers crossed.

    • MichaelPayneV

      Wow, Rap fans here? Pleasantly surprised!

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        Love me some rap, that’s for sure. Watsky, Wax, Herbal T, J. Cole, Kendrick, Dumbfoundead, Jay Rock, 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G, etc.

        • MichaelPayneV

          To be honest, don’t like Fetty Wap, but i do like A$AP ROCKY!

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            still need to listen to Rocky and I have no idea why I haven’t done so yet

          • MichaelPayneV
          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            I listened to the entire Long Live ASAP album a few days ago, rather enjoyed it. My favorite track was either 1Train or Wild For The Night. Currently listening to the album Liquid Swords by GZA of Wu-Tang fame.

          • Spectralbuttplug

            Wild for the night exists due to SKRILLEX.Give SKRILLEX credit mate !!!!!

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            Jeez I get it

          • Gatsu

            Lol

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            E C K S D E E

          • Spectralbuttplug

            WILD FOR THE NIGHT SAMPLED GOIN IN BY BIRDY NAM NAM AND ITS TRAP.LOVE ME SOME TRAP FOR SURE

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            k den

          • Spectralbuttplug

            I’m going wild for the night fuck being polite!!!Wait that is a Birdy nam nam song

  • Ralexion

    How can she be so lovely.

    • Full Options

      The ultimate weapon to surpass my heart.

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        Damn you, why didn’t I think of this before?

  • Plissken

    She seems like she would be a pretty cool person to meet in real life. I’d try my best to not fall in love with her

    • Spectralbuttplug

      Haha

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      Basically me with any celebrity crush. They seem like a SUPER COOL person to meet but I know I wouldn’t be able to say anything comprehensible.

      • Plissken

        I guess you could always talk about Metal Gear…

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          Metal… Gear!?

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      Am I the only one who thinks Stefanie might be hotter than Mexican weather woman, Yanet Garcia?

  • BurntFM

    She’s great. I think she’s doing a reality show with Donna Burke. She’s talked about it on her stream. I look forward to that.

    on another note. Let’s check in on Big Boss, see if he’s still a crazy warmonger. Yup.

    • Venom_Sina

      Unfortunately,MGSV doesn’t explain how BB turned into a demon.What happened between 1975-1999?How the hell a guy who cared about his brothers in arms the most,suddenly becomes a complete asshole that uses innocent people as shield and ruins the life of his best man?Or how Venom turned into a demon?

      MGSV offers zero explanations about these (and let’s not forget that its main objective was to cover these parts of the story).Story in V adds nothing to the lore and is completely skip-able.Konami should create a game that happens between 75-99 and explain what happens in these years.

      • Gatsu

        Between 84-99, but we can kinda guess parts of what happens. He builds his nation, sitting in his big chair, drinking coffee, smoking his cigar and eating some donuts while making some important calls and watching his nation arise. And somehow getting his allies like Machine Gun kid (or was it in MG1?) Would’ve been cool to see it unfold as you say, but I wonder how the game would have turned out when he wasn’t going for revenge.

        I was hoping TPP skip ahead in time to Outer Heaven Uprising 🙂 and it did in the end I guess but sadly just super briefly.

        • Full Options

          I remember fighting Machine-Gun Kid first in MG1. Very charismatic name and sprite 😀

          • Gatsu

            Yeah haha, such a cool name for a character/boss ;D. I couldn’t remember which one was he in :), but if we ever get one more MG maybe we get to see how they all join up with BB. And Gray Fox too, but anyway if it happens it will take years for sure…and dunno if I buy it anyway :P… Perhaps it’s best if we don’t get anymore of the games or the story might be destroyed without Kojima, instead leave it for fans to imagine what happen.

          • Full Options

            😉 I would certainly check if they publish something even without Hideo :3. And having Machine Gun Kid’s origin / story would be awesome !
            For example in MG1, the twist of the fake Dr. Petrovitch was so fantastic. I know who is behind such ideas / pranks, so yes maybe they should leave it as is, I am not sure if Konami would manage to end-up with that kind of stuff. On a gameplay perspective, I would love to have anything next. Can Konami handle such an exciting challenge of storing Hideo’s AI in a MG AI pod, for instance ? ;D

          • Gatsu

            I would of course follow the production and see how it turns out to be like. But first they should give us Silent Hill >_< to repair the damage done…as they explained to still care about both franchises.

          • Full Options

            Sooo well said ! SH FIRST, DUDES ! WE ARE WATCHING YOU ! 😀

      • Well, the story is indeed not necessary for the overall saga, but that was to be expected, honestly, because it covers an existing part of the timeline. And probably the point wasn’t to show him turn into a ‘complete asshole’, just a result of his past and the times.

        • Venom_Sina

          Are you saying that he turned into a bad guy because of the past events?

          • Well yeah, that’s what MGS3 and PW are about, the things that happened in his life led to him changing his ideals and eventually creating Outer Heaven.

          • Venom_Sina

            Thanks for your clarification.Yeah,those events made him to turn his back on his country,and the climax is the destruction of mother base.But it has nothing to do with innocent people in the hospital.Why BB accepts to use those people as shields?Just because Ocelot said to him?The man wasn’t that bad in PW.He tried to save milllions of lives in that game.And suddenly his motivations changes in TPP without a good explanation.That’s what I’m talking about.The game doesn’t give a good explanation about how BB changed in these years.BB just comes forward and says:”I’m a bad guy”.I had this exact problem with Venom,too,in the final scene of the game.

      • Spectralbuttplug

        Listen to the truth records.He didn’t know that zero wanted to save him.He wanted to destroy cipher.In the fire of war he c prepared to destroy cipher he was prepared to do everything

    • Gatsu

      This reminded me, didn’t the”Big Boss” in MG1 encounter yell to Snake something like “I’m indeed Big Boss and I will destroy you”! Then fight starts.

      But in MG2 he have this cool long speech with Solid.

      This proves that MG1 Big Boss indeed was our silent Venom lol :).

      • Tom Brearley-Smith

        Goes to show you that the REAL Big Boss was more batshit insane than Venom was, in terms of being a war monger.

  • Gatsu

    Ohhh sweet Stefanie <3. Too bad the full interview is in Italian.

  • EspadaKiller

    Love MGS3 the most, still by far the best MGS game I had played so far. Loving the camo and survival in jungle gameplay. Not to mention the emotional scenes, story was pretty good.

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      That ending, tho… I cry everitym. :'(

  • Full Options

    So when will we finally see Stefanie effectively cosplayin Quiet ??? <33

    • N-Shifter

      The world would end if Stephanie cosplayed as Quiet. Forget the fappening, it would be fappageddon.

      • Full Options

        I could sell the world to see that… :O
        xD

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD

          *dn dn dn dn dnnnn dn dn dn dn dnnnn*

      • Mr. Sir Shpee

        RIP MGI comment sections

      • Gatsu

        loooooooooooool ;D

  • FoxTamerMGO

    lol

    • Full Options

      LOL,
      Miller : What is it ? Tell me what you see Snake ? What happened to Adam ?
      Snake : Hem, this one is going to be hard to explain… Just forget it..
      😀

    • Gatsu

      Oh my god lol, dude…this is just too much…urgh .

    • Ah, there’s the DLC!

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      good lord

    • VenomSnake421

      What is this??

  • Full Options

    Off-topic, just wanted to share this new piece extreeeme badass skiing (they are just awesome) !

  • WhatTheJuicay

    I think they should have given us the reason why quiet dresses the way she does, the same time they released her name. The reason wasn’t very compelling to me. Seemed stupid to keep it hidden. We all pretty much guessed it anyway. I had the same feeling when nanomachines explained everything in MGS4.

    • SholidOnline

      It is explained. It might be in the tapes or something, but it’s to do with her having been on fire and having her skin restructured by Skull Face. It can’t be covered, constantly needing air and water.

      • WhatTheJuicay

        She mentioned fans’ criticism about her character and that they need to try it. A simple reveal about why she is dressed that way would have helped open people’s eyes a little. All they needed to reveal was that she is photosynthetic like The End. It’s all in the past now.! No big deal. But they can’t unload things like this and not expect unwarranted criticism from fans.

        • Lewis

          Except the End didn’t shove his ass and tits into our face and was wearing actual camo.

          • WhatTheJuicay

            Lmao exactly.

  • Full Options

    Comrades, cryptic or not cryptic ? Hideo tweeted this again (?!) 12 hrs ago…

    This time, he added his impressions about season 2. A way too real copy-cat of our chapter 2 feelings..

    Adding things like he was rather puzzled / demoralized in first place and that the contrast was high with season 1 tempo. Also adding that a character was lonely in the season 2 !? Why does he stick to this specific “The Killing” covers like that ?

    There must be something hopefully big at VGA, the nuke stuff looks so in sync as well !? A bit too much ruse in all this I sense. Ruse is strong in all this. 😀

    https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/670485710130905093

    • Mr. Sir Shpee

      I don’t care what anyone says I’m still on board with the cruise. At least until the extended soundtrack drops in March. I suspect it’s taking so long to come out because it has tracks from the rest of the game in addition to the ones missing from the original soundtrack. We can hope.

      • Full Options

        If we have no more leaks until MGO3 PC launch, I have to admit I will be a bit discouraged.
        Looking forward to have more communication from Hideo asap !

        • Mr. Sir Shpee

          Hideo’s done enough teasing on his Twitter and I’ve about had it. Damnit Kojima-san I want MGS5 nao

          No but seriously I hope Chapter 3/MGS5 drops soon. Maybe ~February or so judging by when the soundtrack releases.

          • Full Options

            Yeah I saw your interesting soundtrack observations last time. Pretty encouraging.
            I am amazed how motivated NBGO dudes stays ! It is like even growing or something. 😀

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            Ty 🙂 I don’t have an account on reddit but I lurk NBGO quite often because I can’t stop the hype train

          • Full Options

            So do I ;D

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            ayy lmao

          • Full Options

            My imagination is playing tricks on me but mate, is he talking (or trolling) to us directely or what ?? xD I would love that.

            Here’s the bing raw translation of what he just tweeted (japan account) an hour ago along with The Killing 3 cover… (O_O)

            “THE KILLING” into season 3. Lt. Lund are at the 25th anniversary of service. Just attend the commemorative ceremonies, Desjardins site in the future, were going to the Office employee. Murder and kidnapping occurred. Season 1 and season 2 and also another taste. It can be expected.

          • Mr. Sir Shpee

            Kojima is Kojima that’s all I know

    • Lewis

      Guys, I so love you all. Every time my hope starts to fade, I stumble upon you. All that digging, theories, hope. And it is not mad as PythonSelkan stuff is. It is THAT MUCH grounded to keep me hoping. My CE bionic hand still helds the Diamond Dogs emblem – I hope it won’t drop it any time soon.

      • Full Options

        Hi Lewis and thanks for the nice words. Our hopes must meet PEACE, now. Only 5 days left to have fresh news from Hideo. Can’t wait. All these directions from Konami just for unlocking a cut-scene, sound cheap. So cheap. I can’t believe it is over yet. I am having very hard time to let it go. Hideo’s silence does not help, but neither discourage. Better think that no news actually means good news.
        I truly hope I did not restored your confidence for nuts, buddy.
        I want your DD emblem to rock stay on your hand too.

        • Lewis

          I hear you, can’t let it go neither. It’s like 2 forces fight inside my head. One says: “It can’t be all, there still is more, Kojima is still playing his tricks on us!”. And the other tries to save me from more disappointment: “It’s already too late. No publisher would allow that. It was just badly made, it can happen even to the best.”

          With all the fans who still have hope, I just can’t lose and give up. I will wait maybe till summer and then, depending on the outcome – See the glory or visit the grave. So thank you, it brings joy to me, that people still believe!

          • Full Options

            The same here.
            A voice saying “Man, is it me hallucinating this or Hideo is really doing yet another one of his over-sized pranks ?”.

            And the other saying “Konami seem to have really f.ckd up our beloved toy..”.

            In all cases this sandbox is giving me a lot of pleasure. I could enjoy sneaking in it for years, yet for the simulation and the tons of stuff we received so far ! 😀
            Thanks to you too, mate.

  • Jav

    V is the best for she? lol

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      It’s a matter of opinions, mate.

      • Jav

        lol

    • Full Options

      She also precised that she could only speak about the gameplay so far, since she is not done with the game yet.

  • ADAMJENSEN13

    When You write Stef in Googles She is the first person on the list. She is the most popular woman named Stefanie. Great achievement:)
    Quiet is Mega Amazing character. The best boss battle of all games I ever played.

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