Original Bayonetta voice actor responds to backlash, confirms she was offered $15k for Bayonetta 3.
Voice actor Hellena Taylor originally said she was offered $4,000 to appear as the voice of Bayonetta in Bayonetta 3, a figure she said was “insulting.” Hellena was later replaced by veteran voice actor Jennifer Hale and Platinum Games put out a statement in support of Hale, who received a wave of criticism and backlash.
After Taylor’s claims went viral, Bloomberg published a report that said she was offered around $15,000, a figure Taylor has since confirmed to be accurate. In her new Twitter thread, Taylor said she was initially offered $10,000 total to play Bayonetta in the third game, but she deemed it to be too low and wrote a letter to Bayonetta 3 director Hideki Kamiya asking him to pay her what she was worth.
Taylor said, “I thought that as a creative, he would understand. He replied saying how much he valued my contribution to the game and how much the fans wanted me to voice the game.” She added that Platinum Games offered her an additional $5,000 for a total of $15,000, but she declined the offer. Taylor then explained, “I heard nothing from them for 11 months. They then offered me a flat fee to voice some lines for 4,000 dollars.”
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