Actor Ralph Ineson on Playing Charles Vane in Assassin’s Creed IV: “Quite Therapeutic”

Actor Ralph Ineson on Playing Charles Vane in Assassin’s Creed IV: “Quite Therapeutic”

If you have played Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, then you have gotten to meet one of the more interesting casts of characters in this newest generation of gaming. Charles Vane of ACIV was portrayed by Ralph Ineson, known for his roles in Game of Thrones and the Harry Potter franchise; he is also set to portray the character of Ravager in Marvel’s 2014 film, Guardians of the Galaxy.

“There’s something quite therapeutic about playing all that evil and all that badness. It almost gets it out,” Mr. Ineson explained when asked what drew him to the character, “with 50 motion capture cameras all around means you capture the scene in one take and then they take whatever shots they want from that one take. That means you’re not tied down to continuity and those kinds of things as you would be if you were shooting in a movie. You can really let go.” Mr. Ineson went a bit further and lamented on how he felt after a full day of shooting: “the evening is incredibly calm because I spent the whole day screaming and shouting. It was very cleansing. It’s like primal scream therapy; I think that’s what it’s called. You just get in a room and let it all out.”

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag was developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Wii U.