After months and years of speculation regarding just how EA and Bioware were going to make a wider audience care about Mass Effect all over again, they’ve responded with two words: Natalie Dormer.

The nerd queen herself has now been revealed as one of your new mainstay crew members aboard the Tempest ship, and we were lucky enough to sit down with Dormer to discuss the whole thing:

Whilst mostly keeping schtum in regards to how much overarching plot she’s contractually allowed to discuss, we know that her character, Dr. Lexi T’Perro, is an Asari, and will be available throughout the vast majority of the game. My take is she’s essentially Andromeda/future Mass Effect’s Dr. Chakwas, albeit being voiced by one of the most popular actresses of today.

Quite how much agency you’ll have in developing a relationship with T’Perro is unclear at this point, but with the game out March 21st, there’s plenty time to speculate.

Can Natalie Dormer get any cooler? Let us know what you make of her starring in yet another nerd-tastic franchise in the comments below!

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Rohit Kumar founded Vimocafe in 2016. He covers Entertainment news from the Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada Film industries.