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Stephen Merchant Not Eager to Reprise Portal 2 Experience

Stephen Merchant says his voice work for Portal 2 is one of the most tiring things he's ever done, in talking to FMV Magazine about his role as Wheatley in Valve' platformer sequel. "It seemed like a fun thing to do, but in actual fact it was one of the most tiring things Iíve ever done,Ē the comedian, who has obviously never worked in construction, told the magazine. "I was standing in a recording booth shouting down imaginary corridors and falling out of make-believe ceilings. For hours at a time. And I really wanted to do a good job so I was shouting and screaming and leaping about. The thought of doing it again seems so daunting Iím not sure I can face it." Thanks CVG.

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31. Re: Stephen Merchant Not Eager to Reprise Portal 2 Experience Aug 31, 2011, 08:16 Grumpy Sod
 
To repeat again, since everyone seems to be following a herd and not reading the words for themselves, he said 'tiring' and 'daunting'. Now while daunting is pretty relative, and I suspect he'd crap himself at the sight of code and being told to write more, he isn't saying it was a difficult job. He's saying it was tiring and he wouldn't want to do it again.

Not to mention, as someone else pointed out, this is like when people go "fuck yeah! game testing!" and then find it's tedious repetition on a micro level. It's not even like his acting would have prepared him for doing retakes on a line by line basis. I for one, while mentally taxed by my programming work, wouldn't ever consider a voice acting job as easier, because it's not what I'm good at. Especially if I then found out I was knackered at the end of every day and hadn't actually had any kind of fun from it.

Acting is his profession, and the voice work isn't something he enjoyed. He never once said "This is the hardest job on the planet", he just said he didn't fancy it again because it was tiring.

For a high density of programmers and developers, people here sure suck at actually checking over content.
 
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