If you've played Red Dead Redemption 2 before, you're no doubt familiar with the type of relationship you can form with your trusty horse.
Arthur Morgan and his horse are inextricably tied together for the duration of Red Dead Redemption 2, and as such we often hear Morgan saying little things to calm his equine companion here and there, usually "You're alright, boy," or "It's okay, girl." It's adorable, really, and people absolutely love it.
But as we learned in our recent interview with the stars of Red Dead Redemption 2, that line didn't come out perfectly when Arthur Morgan's actor Roger Clark went in the booth to record it. In fact, he had to do multiple takes.
"We had to do it again, because the first time we did it we got the note back saying it was a little too erotic," Clark explained. "Yeah, that’s a good girl,” he demonstrated in a lower tone that could easily be confused for another purpose when taken out of context. "You know, nobody’s perfect. We don’t always get it right the first time."
Speaking further on his experience with lines written for communicating with the horse in-game, Clark noted that he never expected the popularity of the "You're alright, boy" line to become what it has.
"I did not anticipate it to become one of the more popular lines, but I’m glad that it is, because I knew that the horse was going to be a massive companion for the player and your means of how you get to travel the world, so I thought Arthur would have a really close connection with this animal so I tried to portray that in the text," said Clark.
Much of his inspiration was drawn from his time around horses as a young man in Ireland, in fact.
"I grew up in Ireland, and though I wouldn’t say I’m an excellent rider, I know what I’m doing. I used to go and ride horses a lot in my teenage years, and I have done westerns on film before too, so I’ve worked with some excellent stunt horses and whatnot," Clark said. "I wouldn’t say I’m intimately familiar with them – er, that came out wrong – I wouldn’t say I’m an excellent horseman, but I know horses. I’ve known them my whole life."
So that's how he was able to make the relationships between Arthur and his horses so believable!
For more from the cast of Red Dead Redemption 2, be sure to check out our exclusive interview with the game's stars. Also, check out our review and our nomination for Red Dead Redemption 2 as the Best Open World Game of 2018.
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You’re alright, boy.