A few days before its release, Bayonetta 3 is at the heart of a controversy. Hellena Taylor, the one who gave her voice to the cult character, did not resume her role and it would not be for the reasons mentioned. PlatinumGames would have made her an insulting offer and she is therefore calling for a boycott of the game. Her replacement finally spoke about the situation.
The new voice of Bayonetta 3 speaks
Jennifer Hale’s name may not mean anything to you, but you definitely know her voice. Known for having interpreted Samus (Metroid Prime), Commander Shepard (Mass Effect) or even Rivet (Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart), the actress will have the difficult task of being the new actress of the character in Bayonetta 3. A change that would have been against the will of the original voice of the witch, who asked fans not to buy the game. As the controversy continues to swell, Jennifer Hale spoke on the subject.
Regarding Bayonetta 3. As a long-time member of the voice acting community, I support every actor’s right to be properly paid and have been a tireless advocate for it for years. Anyone who knows me or has followed my career knows that I have great respect for my peers and stand up for all members of the community. I am under a non-disclosure agreement and I am not free to speak about this situation. My reputation speaks for itself.
I sincerely request that everyone keep in mind that the game was created by an entire team of hardworking and dedicated people. I hope everyone will keep an open mind about what they have created. Finally, I hope that everyone involved can resolve their differences amicably and respectfully.
The original actress insulted
Words that betray half-words the support given to Hellena Taylor. The latter took social networks by storm this weekend to clarify the reasons for her departure. According to her, PlatinumGames would have only offered 4000 dollars for her to dub the entirety of Bayonetta 3. A derisory sum which forced the actress to abandon the role she loved so much.
” It’s an insult to my person, with the time I took to work, my talent, to everything I gave to the game and to the fans. I wasn’t asking for the moon, I wasn’t asking for too much, just a fair and dignified salary. What they did is legal, but immoral she had declared. For his part, Hideki Kamiya, director of the game, defended himself by describing his remarks as a “sad and deplorable lie”. SEGA and PlatinumGames have not yet officially expressed themselves on the controversy.