Red Alert 3 recruits Gina Carano

Gina Carano, better known as “Crush” on American Gladiators and as a mixed martial artist on EliteXC, has been slated to play Natasha, a deadly Soviet commando in Command & Conquer Red Alert 3. Besides appearing as Natasha in the live-action movies, Carano will also be featured as a playable character.

Carano said, “this last year has been such a whirlwind for me, from everything that’s happening with EliteXC this weekend to American Gladiators and now with EA and Red Alert 3, Natasha is such a cool, powerful character, her actions definitely speak louder than her words which is something I definitely identify with. I can’t wait to see how everything turns out and I hope all of the gamers out there have a great time wreaking havoc as me.”

Carano joins the many known names who have lent their talents to the C&C franchise throughout the years, such as James Earl Jones, Josh Holloway, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Biehn, Natasha Henstridge, Tricia Helfer, Jennifer Morrison, and Micael Ironside.

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