Courtenay Taylor is no stranger to video game voiceovers. Her credits not only include Jack in Mass Effect 2 but also Call of Duty 2, Fallout 4, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
As it turns out, Taylor and Jack have more in common than their voice. Taylor also had a rebellious streak. She recently told The Gamer that she shaved her head in high school in protest against the school’s strict dress code and that she related well to Jack’s character. “I was just shocked that she was so familiar to me,” Taylor said. “She talked like me, we had a lot of similarities in attitudes.”
Taylor also spoke about her own emotional issues in the past and how playing Jack helped her work through them. “The anger I felt as a teenager — getting into fights and all the stuff I did — if I had the opportunity to go back, I might have done [them] differently,” said Taylor. “Now I feel like the things I look back on with a little bit of regret, they’ve actually been really rich soil for character creation.”