Bayonetta voice actress Hellena Taylor says she didn’t take on the role in Bayonetta 3 because she was only offered $4,000
Bayonetta voice actress Hellena Taylor has shared that she didn’t reprise the role for Bayonetta 3 because she was only offered $4,000 to do so. Furthermore, she asked fans to boycott the game and donate to charity instead.
Taylor has arrived Twitter to share a few videos of her speaking in front of the camera and sharing her side of the story after the announcement that Mass Effect’s Jennifer Hale will replace her in Bayonetta 3. Taylor has been voicing the character since the original game, and couldn’t stay silent anymore after the way she was treated.
Friends, Worldlings, Bayonutters. I’ll listen to you!#PlatinumGames #Nintendo #Bayonetta # Bayonetta3 #Bayonutters #Boycott #NintendoEurope #NintendoAmerica #NintendoJapan pic.twitter.com/h9lwiX2bBt
– Hellena Taylor (@helenataylor) October 15, 2022
Taylor began: “The Bayonetta brand makes about $450 million, and that’s excluding merchandise. “As an actor, I trained for a total of seven and a half years – three years at the London Lambda Academy of Music and Dramatic Art with voice coach Barbara Berkery, and four and a half years with the legendary Larry Moss in Los Angeles. Angeles. And how much do they think this is worth? What did they offer to pay me?
“This is an insult to me. I have spent a lot of time practicing my talent and everything that I have given to this game and to the fans. I ask the fans to boycott. this game and spend your money instead will spend this game to donate to charity I don’t want the whole world I’m not asking for too much I’m just asking for a salary enough to live, dignified. What they do is legal, but it’s immoral.”
She went on to share that many people know her as “more of a lover than a fighter”, and many may not see her as Bayonetta in real life. However, she did realize that she was more like the character than she knew.
“I understand that boycotting this game is a personal choice and there are people who won’t, and that’s okay. But, if you’re someone who cares about people, cares about the world around you, who cares about who gets hurt, says Taylor, “I decided to do it to stand in solidarity with people all over the world who are not being properly paid for their talent.
“Fat cats put on cream and leave us rotting crumbs. You know, in the UK these days, there are nurses who go to food banks to feed their babies. This is not true, this is unacceptable. It affects my mental health. Because among them, I suffer from depression and anxiety. I worry that I will have to go out. the time I committed suicide.
“I’m not afraid of non-disclosure agreements, I can’t even afford a car. What are they going to do, take my clothes? Good luck to them. Bayonetta has always defended the less powerful, and stand for what’s right, and in doing this, you stand with her.”
In her third video, Taylor shared that she had to reevaluate the role because “sometimes the voice changes over time” and she got over it with “flying colors”. After the audition, she received an “offensive offer”. In response, she wrote to Bayonetta 3 CEO Hideki Kamiya to ask him about “my values.”
“So I asked a friend who works in Japan to write him a letter in Japanese,” Taylor said. “I know he read it, because I got a reply! I got a reply saying he appreciates the contribution to the game and that the fans really wanted me to tell. back to it, and the first time I met me as Bayonetta is a memory I hold dear.’ So I thought, ‘Wonderful! Thank god!’ That’s when they offered me $4,000. And you know, Platinum meant to say I was busy, that they couldn’t work on Miss Taylor’s schedule. Well, I’ve got nothing but time.”
Taylor later talked about Hale’s replacement and said that, while she wished her all the best, “she has no right to say she’s Bayonetta.”
Taylor said: “Now they have a new girl to voice her, and I love the actors and I wish her all the best in the world and all the work, but she has no right to say that she is. is Bayonetta. “She has no right to sign the goods as Bayonetta. Anything more than I have the right to sign as Eva Green, even though I am her parrot in Golden Compass. That betrayal is hers, and just her. They’ll probably try to do a spin-off with Jen, don’t buy that either.”
Kamiya has since responded to these allegations with a short Tweet that read: “Sad and reprehensible for the dishonest attitude. That’s all I can say for now. By the way, BE CAREFUL MY RULES.”
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