“It has come to my attention that some people are calling me a liar and golddigger. I feel the need to defend myself and my reputation in the industry”, Taylor said.
She continued “
As I posted on part three of my video thread. I explained that their first offer was too low. That offer was 10,000 dollars total. Remember, this is 450 million dollar franchise, (not counting merchandise.) I then wrote in Japanese to Hideki Kamiya, asking for what I was worth. 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. I was then offered an extra 5,0000! (presumably meaning $5000)”.
“So, I declined to voice the game. I then heard nothing from them for 11 months. They then offered me a flat fee to voice some lines for 4,000 dollars. Any other lies, such as 4,000 for 5 sessions are total fabrications”, the thread continued.
In essence, Taylor admits that she was offered more than the $4000 she originally claimed for Bayonetta 3, initially receiving an offer of $10,000.
After nearly a year of hearing nothing, Taylor then claims she was offered “a flat fee to voice some lines for 4000 dollars”.
Unfortunately, Taylor doesn’t elaborate on what “some lines” entail, but it doesn’t seem to imply it was for the “entirety” of the game as originally implied.
Taylor continues “There were not “extensive negotiations.” I’ve also been informed of ridiculous fictions, such as I asked for 250,000 dollars. I am a team player. I was just asking for a fair, living wage in line with the value that I bring to this game.”
“I was paid a shockingly low total of £3000 total for the first game. A little more for the second. I wanted to voice her. I have drummed up interest in this game ever since I started on Twitter in 2011.”, she continue.
Unfortunately there is very little known about voice actors in the video game industry and its not clear on if the offers for Bayonetta 3 are industry standard or not.
Whatever the case, it appears that Hellena Taylor’s original claims were exaggerated or different from the truth, as she now admits she was offered more than claimed.
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