Ninja Theory's video editor, Melina Juergens, was used as a stand-in for Senua while they perfected their motion capture techniques. They also based Senua's physical appearance on hers and eventually came to the conclusion that she could play the character in the finalized product. Game director and lead writer, Tameem Antoniades, was confident that she could pull off the role despite her having no acting experience.
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