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Gina Carano Has an Interesting Explanation for Her Voice-Replacement in ‘Haywire’

(I’m only posting this photo because Bill Paxton is one of the greatest American character actors of the last 30 years. That’s Bill Paxton, right? Or is it Bill Pullman. I can never keep those two straight. Anyway, daaaaaamn.)

While reporting on the New York premiere of Haywire for Fightlinker, author Matthew Polly landed a one-on-one interview with star Gina Carano, in which he got Gina to confirm what we all suspected — that you’re not hearing her actual voice in the film:

POLLY: [W]hen I was listening to the movie your voice sounded a little different to me. I know this has been brought up in other media outlets but I didn’t know if they tweaked the sound or that’s just how it came out in the movie.

GINA: Yeah absolutely and I’m surprised that hasn’t come up sooner. Stephen Soderberg wanted Mallory Kane [the character she plays in the movie] to be a completely different entity than Gina Carano. So he definitely went in and I went in to AVR and he did some tweaking. We all knew that that was going to come up because people know me so well in the MMA world. But he is quite a genius in what he has created and it still was an honor to be a part of it.

Even though it might not sound exactly like me, there are still parts of me that are in there. But he just wanted to make sure that that entity was completely different from myself…Yeah, everyone was a little curious about that. And I don’t blame anyone for being curious about it. But if I was bald and they had given me the voice of Bill Clinton I still would have done the movie.

Which begs the obvious question: If Gina Carano were bald and had the voice of Bill Clinton, would you still want to have sex with her? (Rules: No wigs allowed. Carano would be discussing health-care policy the whole time.)

You can read the rest of the Fightlinker’s interview with Gina right here.

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mik008.- January 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm
she could have the voice of Godzilla and it would not bother me,she is simply gorgeous,now the only voice that she could have that would literally destroy everything would be that of somebody's buddy Brock lesner,there i would have to draw the line.
fingerssfv- January 12, 2012 at 3:59 pm
Well, now this brings up another question, which normally would not have to be asked: Can she act? If that never would have come out into the open, we'd all be saying

"Gee, that Gina Carano sure can act!"

...but now, what do we do? Can she act? I can't call it, especially after that bit leaked out, about her voice. Did someone else do a voice-over; dub in her voice? I read those lips and if that was NOT her voice, then whoever it was; that girl is great. I was hoping it is her voice, but altered somewhat, to get the effects Soderberg wanted.
smellypiratehooker- January 12, 2012 at 11:25 am
You would have to define the ord "is", like "is" she actually bald. If that was the case though, I would have sexual relations with that women.
Matthew Polly- January 12, 2012 at 10:48 am
Also, I should add that actors frequently redub scenes in movies for a variety of reasons. The sound was too low; the background noise was too high; a line got flubbed; they had a cold that day of filming. Directors tweak the sound frequently for similar reasons. That said, I have never heard an actor's voice be changed that dramatically before. Maybe it was just the screening copy we saw. But I found it disconcerting.
kellyman- January 12, 2012 at 10:45 am
LJM - I don't need to be an expert cocksucker to know your mom should stop using her teeth. Do you work for this production?
Matthew Polly- January 12, 2012 at 10:43 am
I appreciate the link to the interview. I just wanted to clear something up, so there is no confusion. Gina did not say it wasn't her voice. She said that she personally re-dubbed some of the scenes and the director tweaked the sound. So it is her voice, just altered. That is why in many scenes her voice sounds different than the one we all have grown used to.
Mofo- January 12, 2012 at 10:30 am
Wait I just typed the captcha wrong and it posted anyway :)
Mofo- January 12, 2012 at 10:30 am
RSparrow for comment of the week.
KeithHackneyWindmillPalmStrike 2nd place.
Pullman/Paxton, my old gf and I used to joke about that, I thought that was just us!
Frank Jaeger- January 12, 2012 at 10:23 am
TO: all those assuming the explanation is a crap excuse for lack of acting ability...

please tell me why that same venerable, eccentric Director put in place for Gina Carano to have no acting coach. It would either be because she is naturally apt enough that one isn't necessary -or- because it falls right in place with the explanation given for the ADR editing.
RSparrow- January 12, 2012 at 10:10 am
Good sport danga... That's what u get for yesterday's cooking fiasco. We don wanna see Migues Torres make fucking enchiladas dude
XENOPHON- January 12, 2012 at 10:06 am
Are you gay?
LJM- January 12, 2012 at 9:59 am
Hollywood and Acting Experts,

This is not uncommon. It's done in many popular films. The sound of a voice tweaked is not a replaced voice. To suggest that an electronically tweaked voice is a "dubbed" voice is as intelligent and knowledgeable as suggesting that Chael Sonnen is actually the champ because he won all the rounds before he was submitted.

Stick to what you know. Be humble about what you don't.

What am I saying? This is the internet. This is Cage Potato.

Sorry. Nevermind.
Onan- January 12, 2012 at 9:45 am
Neither this excerpt nor anything else I've read said that they used someone else's voice for her parts. According to reports her voice was ALTERED, so the acting (pacing, inflection, diction, etc.) is still all her. Just the tonal elements would have been changed.
XENOPHON- January 12, 2012 at 9:27 am
Absent silicone bolt-ons, push up bras do wonders.
jimmyjames- January 12, 2012 at 9:17 am
That excuse is the kind of bullshit director/producers feed you when you're acting is incredibly terrible. Nobody can be honest in hollywood, it's all about ego stroking.
RwilsonR- January 12, 2012 at 9:06 am
"Now don't be alarmed Gina... but if I'm spotted, it would be best if they don't see you. You should keep your head down until we're out of the city.
My place in the city is too hot right now. So is the penthouse in New York..."
peacexxl- January 12, 2012 at 9:06 am
by different they must mean someone who could actually act and not just read a script on screen. I wonder if they actually told her "you're strong and pretty but you read like a 2nd grade kid from the projects. Don't worry, we'll fix it in post!"
DangadaDang- January 12, 2012 at 8:59 am
Yeah, I gotta agree with you Crush; this doesn't make a lick of sense. And Sparrow, we both know my award has simply been lost in the mail. Yeah...lost in the mail...
CrushCo- January 12, 2012 at 8:54 am
I don't really care about the voice-over or the movie, but her explanation bothers me because it doesn't make any sense. Pretty much everyone in showbiz is well known and much more famous than Gina, and audiences readily associate their likenesses and voices with the countless other characters they've played, yet you don't see directors substituting other people's voices for them in post production. "I really wanted to distance 'Jason Bourne' from 'Will Hunting' and that racist kid from 'School Ties'." It just doesn't happen. Ever.
gruge- January 12, 2012 at 8:43 am
"I would drag my balls through 10 miles of glass just to hear her fart through a walky talky". So yea, I would still have sex with her.
RSparrow- January 12, 2012 at 8:43 am
About as real as Dangas chance at a Pulitzer
badkarmaPhD- January 12, 2012 at 8:35 am
Ok, we all know we would do her if she was bald, and impersonating Bill. We'd do her if she hadn't shaved anything in a month and was wearing Gary Goodridge's sweat-soaked jock strap on her head. What I want to KNOW is....are those things real? Surely not...
Motivated Penn- January 12, 2012 at 8:34 am
I wanna hug & kiss her.
MediocreThreat- January 12, 2012 at 8:29 am
Good call on Pullman-Paxton. I go through the same thing.
MrBlondeSL- January 12, 2012 at 8:19 am
So pretty much her voice acting isn't worth a fuck so the director had to go in and tweek it? Yea I don't see her movie career going far, and with cyborg gone I see her return to mma in the future.