Bayonetta’s voice actress, Helena Taylor, revealed that she didn’t reprise the role in Bayonetta 3 because she was only offered $4,000. Additionally, she asked fans to boycott the game and donate to charity instead.
Taylor is twitter We’ve shared a few videos of her speaking to the camera and sharing her side of the story following the announcement that Mass Effect’s Jennifer Hale will replace her in Bayonetta 3. No more how she was treated.
— Helena Taylor (@hellenataylor) October 15, 2022
“The Bayonetta franchise made about $450 million, not including merchandise,” Taylor began. “As an actor, I have had a total of seven and a half years of training: three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Lambda and four and a half years with the legendary Larry Moss in Los Angeles under voice coach Barbara Barkery. And what did they think this was worth? What did they offer to pay me? The final offer was US$4,000.
“This is an insult to me. The time I’ve put into working on my talent, and all that I’ve given this game and the fans. I’m asking the fans to boycott this game and replace you.” I’m asking you to use the money paid by I would have spent it on this game to donate to charity I didn’t want the world I didn’t ask for too much I was just decent were seeking a dignified living wage in…”
She went on to share that many know that she is “more of a lover than a fighter” and that many may not consider her Bayonetta in real life. , she realized that she resembled the character more than she knew.
“I understand that boycotting this game is a personal choice and some people don’t boycott, and that’s okay. If anyone cares about getting hurt, I would encourage them to boycott this game if they make these financial decisions,” Taylor said. I decided to do it to stand up in solidarity with people around the world who have not received it.
“Fat cats cream over the top and leave us with rotten crumbs. As you know, now in England there are nurses who go to food banks to feed the children. This is not correct. This is unacceptable It affects mental health Over time I suffered from depression and anxiety I was afraid I was on the street It was It frightened me so much that I committed suicide once.
“I’m not afraid of non-disclosure agreements. I can’t even afford to drive. What are they going to do, take my clothes? Good luck to them. Bayonetta is always underpowered.” Stand up for the people, stand up for what is right, and in doing this you are standing with her.”
In her third video, Taylor shared that she had to re-audit for the role “sometimes her voice changes over time” and passed with “Flying Colors”. After her audition, she was sent an “insulting offer.” In response, she wrote to Hideki Kamiya, executive director of Bayonetta 3, to ask, “What am I worth?”
“So I had a friend who does business in Japan write a letter in Japanese,” Taylor said. “I know he read it because he replied! He really appreciates his contribution to the game and the fans really want me to talk to them. And , The memory of meeting me for the first time as Bayonetta is one that I hold dear. At that time they offered me his US$4,000 and, as you know, Platinum quipped that I was too busy to fit in with Taylor’s schedule. had only time.
Taylor then spoke about Hale replacing her, wishing her all the best, but said, “She has no right to say she’s Bayonetta.”
“They now have a new girl in charge of her voice.” She has no right to sign merchandise as Bayonetta. You don’t have the right to. That betrayal is hers and hers alone. They’ll probably try to do a spin-off with Jen, don’t buy it either.”
Kamiya has since responded to these allegations In a short tweet, he wrote, “Sad and deplorable about your false attitude. That’s all I can say right now. By the way, please heed my rules.”
We will update this story as it progresses.
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