The controversy around Bayonetta 3 and its actress continues with new statements. At the same time, the game is the victim of leaks and spoilers are spreading.
The Hellena Taylor affair, the former voice of Bayonetta, is picking up again. While her initial story has been undermined by several investigations, the actress returns to the controversy and confirms the figures revealed. At the same time, several Bayonetta 3 spoilers are beginning to circulate online.
The original Bayonetta actress reflects on the controversy
In a series of videos published on October 15, the original interpreter of the Witch from PlatinumGames had asked fans not to buy Bayonetta 3. She claimed to have refused to resume her role following an offer deemed insulting. A few days later, Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier clarified the nature of the offer, which would have been $15,000, or $5,000 for four recording sessions in total. His replacement, Jennifer Hale came out of her silence, followed by the studio which called for calm. Today Hellena Taylor reconsiders her version of the facts and confirms the figures of the press.
It has come to my attention that some people call me a liar and greedy. I feel the need to defend myself and my reputation in the industry. I explained that their first offer was too low. It was $10,000 in total. Remember that we are talking about a franchise of 450 million dollars (not including derivatives). I then wrote in Japanese to Hideki Kamiya to ask him what I was worth. I thought as a creative he would understand. He responded by telling me how much he appreciated my contribution and that the fans wanted me to have my voice heard in the game.
I was then offered an additional $5,000. So I refused to do the voice acting. I didn’t hear from them for 11 months. They then offered me a $4,000 package for dubbing a few lines. Any other lie, such as $4,000 for 5 sessions, is a complete fabrication. There were no in-depth negotiations. I was also told some ridiculous fiction that I asked for $250,000. I was just asking for a fair wage consistent with the value I bring to this game.
Bayonetta 3 spoilers in the wild
The actress goes on to say that she had received 3,000 pounds (about 3,450 euros) for the first game and a little more for the second. ” I wanted to be his voice. I have shown interest in this game since I started in 2011 “. It should be noted that Hellena Taylor once again quotes the supposed turnover of the franchise (450 million dollars) which still seems excessive and which is not based on any source. We’ll probably never know what a decent salary she thinks would have been, but she doesn’t clarify whether or not she did ask for a six-figure salary.
Unfortunately, Bayonetta 3 spoilers began circulating the web this weekend. Copies of the game have obviously landed in the hands of several lucky people a few days before its official release. As for Gotham Knights or more recently God of War Ragnarok, leaks are seriously starting to swarm. So be careful if you wander on social networks so as not to spoil your experience. We remind you that Bayonetta 3 will be officially available from this Friday, October 28 on Nintendo Switch.