From Facebook beauty-contests for the character she plays to big New Yorker profiles to a hilarious case of mistaken Twitter identity, we've been talking a lot about Mass Effect 3's female lead Jennifer Hale lately. So when given the opportunity to chat with her one-on-one at PAX, I jumped at the chance.

We covered a wide range of topics, from how she assumes the steely demeanor of Commander Shepard to the differences between playing Shepard and playing more linear roles like Naomi Hunter from Metal Gear Solid 4. And of course, I ask her what she really thinks of the nickname "FemShep."

Whether you play FemShep or BroShep, there's no denying that Ms. Hale is one dang cool lady. And that she has totally awesome hair.


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