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Red Dead Redemption 2: Dutch actor couldn't stop crying while filming final scene

Red Dead Redemption 2: Dutch actor couldn't stop crying while filming final scene

Red Dead Redemption 2 Dutch actor reveals he couldn't stop crying while filming the game's final scene.

We’ve all heard the phrase, ‘It’s just a game.’ An underestimation of just how powerful video game narratives can be. In fact, I’d even go as far as saying video games offer up some of the best storytelling there is.

It’s not uncommon for video games to leave you grabbing the tissues to have a therapeutic sob. From The Last of Us Part II to Marvel’s Spider-Man, there are plenty of games that’ve left me balling my eyes out. That’s testament to the attachment the developers allow us to build with these characters. That being said, you can imagine that it’s incredibly easy for the actors bringing these characters to life to also get emotionally invested, seeing as they’re really living these experiences in a way. Red Dead Redemption 2 Dutch Van Der Linde actor Benjamin Byron Davis has revealed that he couldn’t get through filming the game’s final scene without tearing up. Over and over again.

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A TikTok by user ryezy has been doing the rounds online, featuring an interview snippet from Davis explaining what it was like filming the climactic scene. It goes without saying, spoilers lie ahead. “When Arthur is on the cliff with Micah and I step on his hand, there was a raked stage - I guess you’d call it - that I had to walk up in a way, and Pete [Blomquist], he didn’t quite die in front of me,” he began.

“So he’s wheezing and coughing. Peter Blomquist is screaming at me as Micah to come with him - and Dutch in the moment is realising his failure. And I turned up, I turned my back on both of them and I walked up this rake and I stood there as this scene continued to play out without me and I just stood there and I just cried my eyes out for three or four takes.”

I’m tearing up just thinking about this scene again. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Come on Rockstar, we need and deserve Red Dead 3.

Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games

Topics: Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games