Actress Maggie Robertson, who played the character Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village and now lives Orin in Baldur’s Gate 3, said that one of Capcom’s villains is clearly an icon of the LGBTQIAPN+ community. For the professional, one of the factors that most proves her view of the figure is the way she is seen and reacts to events that happen before and during the game.
Robertson believes his patterns represent a symbol and this has been embraced by fans. “Lady D. is an LGBTQIAPN+ icon. She is unapologetically herself, recognizes her own worth, and demands to be treated with the respect she deserves. Therefore, for communities that are constantly marginalized or erased from their own narrative, it is very moving to see a female antagonist who is [descaradamente] herself and raised the family she chose, building for herself a life full of love that she fights for.”
In an interview with The Gamer, she also reveals that it is Lady Dimitrescu who leveraged her career in this market. “She was my first role in a video game and my first job as a professional actress in Los Angeles, changing my life in every way possible.” For her portrayal, she received the Best Performance award at The Game Awards 2021.
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It is worth noting that the presence of Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil Village was so successful that, even in the trailers, she was already hailed as one of the most important figures in the title – although, in fact, she represents only the first area that you will explore within the fateful village. She was also part of the Mercenaries mode, where she had to be scaled down to suit the other characters.
With her career boosted by a great villain, Larian Studios also guaranteed the presence of Maggie Robertson as the character Orin, the Red in Baldur’s Gate 3 – which can be found during the main story of the new RPG. It was not revealed what her next projects will be, leaving the upcoming announcements to bring her back to the world of games.