Aerith Voice Actress Reacts to Hearing Her Voice in Final Fantasy 7 Remake For First Time
Briana White is overcome with emotion when she first hears Aerith speaking.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is certainly causing a lot of emotional moments for players. Players crying at the intro, people crying at moments in the game, others gushing over how gorgeous the city looks, and now we see the voice actress for Aerith listening to her voice in a finished product for the first time.
Yesterday, Briana White shared a video clip of her live-streaming a playthrough of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and the specific clip she shares is when Aerith is first introduced. When Briana heads over towards Aerith, she starts smiling before becoming overwhelmed with emotion as soon as Aerith is introduced. However, it’s when Aerith hands Cloud a flower that she laughs and wipes tears.
The clip comes hand-in-hand with her tweet that explains: “I was not prepared for this moment. Hearing my voice over work in the finished product for the first time… Pure magic.” She also confirms that the clip has a light spoiler warning so…if spoilers are your enemy maybe don’t watch it?
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Last year, Briana White posted a YouTube video after Square Enix released a new trailer for the at-the-time-unreleased Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The video from Briana was her reaction to seeing her character portrayed in the video, so she’s no stranger to reacting! Of course, it’s worth remembering that this is her first major video game voice acting role. Outside of voice acting she’s often creating video content under the “Strange Rebel Gaming” name.
However, while the video shows Aerith and Cloud interacting in-game, the Japanese voice actor for Cloud, Takahiro Sakurai admitted in an interview that when playing the game he prefers to play as Tifa.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is available on PS4 and has been dominating the UK physical sales market.