Original Bayonetta voice actress Hellena Taylor urged fans to boycott Bayonetta 3 after she revealed how much she was offered to reprise her role as the eponymous character but ultimately turned down. She didn’t return to voice Bayonetta because she claims to have only been offered $4,000 for working on the entire game.
“The Bayonetta franchise made an approximated $450 million, and that’s not including merchandise,” Taylor claimed in a video on Twitter. “As an actor, I trained for a total of seven and a half years. Three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, LAMDA, with voice coach Barbara Berkery, and four and a half years with the legendary Larry Moss in Los Angeles. And what did they think this was worth? What did they offer to pay me? The final offer to do the whole game as a buyout, flat rate, was $4,000 USD.
She went on to say that the rate she was offered was an insult to her and was only asking for a livable wage commensurate with her experience. Taylor then encouraged fans to take the money they would have spent on the game and donate it to charity.
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Author: George Yang