What was the experience like to work with the development team at Big Bad when you were in the studio recording your lines for Elizabeth?
It was a blast! Everyone was wonderful to work with. Elizabeth is a very interesting and complex character, so it was fun to discover her story and really go for it on some of the scenes.
How did you prepare for the role of Elizabeth? Was there any personal experience or inspiration that you looked towards for your performance?
Her story and convictions are so strong that I just went with it in the moment, with great direction from the team, too.
I find that the story and writing are very strong. All the characters’ personalities, emotions and goals are very clear. The complex backgrounds for each character are developed beautifully. We care about the characters and are therefore fully invested in the game. -Tiffany Hofstetter
Given the fact that Elizabeth was actually stillborn and Big Bad altered that bit of history by bringing her to life in The Council’s universe, what were your thoughts on the design of the character and also the way that the studio wanted her portrayed?
I find their choice to be creative and inspiring. She is a fighter and a strong woman.
What features were you particularly keen to highlight in Elizabeth through your performance?
Her strength. Her convictions. The fact that she will stop at nothing to succeed in her mission.
After exploring one of the final paths in The Mad Ones, we find out that Elizabeth meets her untimely demise. While her death will presumably play an important part in the second episode — and potentially beyond it — were you expecting the character to be written out of the story in The Council’s opening episode?
It definitely is a surprise, but I think that’s what makes this game so strong and intriguing. The unexpected happens and no-one is safe. It’s exciting.
One of the fiercest criticisms towards The Council has been on different VO performances. As one of the stars of the title, does it affect you when you hear criticism like this?
I have not read any of the criticisms, but I’m sure there will be always many different opinions.
Everyone was wonderful to work with. Elizabeth is a very interesting and complex character, so it was fun to discover her story and really go for it on some of the scenes. –Tiffany Hofstetter
What does the future hold for Tiffany? Would you like to continue working in the gaming industry?
I am currently working on some exciting theatrical projects, as well as a few film projects coming up this year. I have some great VO series I enjoy working on and I definitely hope to continue to work in the gaming industry. I love it!
The Council is available as a digital download on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more on Big Bad’s episodic adventure title, check out Hardcore Gamer’s review for Episode 1: The Mad Ones.