Ada Wong (エイダ・ウォン Eida Won?) is a fictional character in the Resident Evil horror franchise by Capcom, introduced as a supporting character in the video game Resident Evil 2 in 1998.
Ada /'eɪdə/, who also appears in a player or supporting roles in the video games Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Resident Evil 6, as well as a character in the animated film Resident Evil: Damnation, is a mysterious and ambiguous antiheroine figure, working for the series' villains but also helping the protagonist Leon S. Kennedy. The live-action film series' version of Ada appears in Resident Evil: Retribution, portrayed by Li Bingbing.
She is widely regarded as one of the most popular female characters in the series, alongside Jill Valentine and Claire Redfield, as well as one of the most attractive female characters in video games.
Design and portrayal
When Resident Evil 2 was still in development, Ada was known as a researcher named Linda who aided Leon across the game, but was changed for the game's final form. Ada is voiced by Sally Cahill in Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles, by Megan Hollingshead in Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, and by Courtenay Taylor in Resident Evil: Operation Raccon City, Resident Evil: Damnation and Resident Evil 6. Cahill said that getting the part of Ada came from doing other voices for the company. Cahill described the character as "a totally hip, modern, kick *** femme fatale who could handle weapons awesomely" and said she loved Ada's "resilience, her strength with still being sexy and very female." Ada's costumes include a red casual miniskirt outfit as seen in Resident Evil 2, her now-iconic red dress from Resident Evil 4, a black combat suit from the same game, and an outfit consisting of a red leather jacket, black trousers and high-heeled boots from Resident Evil 6.
Producers of the Resident Evil live-action film series reportedly "chose her as a foundation for Alice." In 2011, Li Bingbing was cast for the film version of Ada, only a few days after her first audition. The film's producer Robert Kulzer described her as "perfectly cast. ... In addition to being an extremely talented actor, she's sharp, sexy and smart—all qualities that the Ada Wong character had to have." During filming, Li wore a $7,500 wig and "enjoyed" the firearms training she received for the movie. She complained about her being cold in Ada's revealing "qipao with a high slit that flapped when the wind blew", but added, "I wanted the slit to be that high after I saw the images of Ada Wong from the game. ... Not that I wanted it to be that high but that was where the opening would be the most beautiful and cool." Apparently due to the Senkaku Islands dispute, Li did not show at Tokyo premiere for the film and reportedly has also requested that her image be edited out of its promotional posters in Japan.
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