Hellena Taylor who is the voice actress of Bayonetta in the first two entries in the series has taken to Twitter to clarify why she is not involved in the third game. Earlier PlatinumGames confirmed that the original voice actor would not be returning as the voice of Bayonetta. Earlier this month in an interview with Game Informer, citing where “various overlapping circumstances” as the reason for the departure.
Last September, Taylor cryptically hinted to fans that she might not return in the upcoming game but said she was not at liberty to discuss further details when fans began inquiring about her statement. This implied an NDA in play which is assumed.
Only last Saturday, in a series of video messages posted on Twitter. Here Taylor asked fans of the series to boycott “Bayonetta 3” and to send their money to charity instead. This was due to the insanely low $4,000 she was offered to voice the character again.
In one of the clips, as she was blasting the video game developer, she claimed that the company made a whopping $450 million from the popular franchise. While this broke her NDA she seemingly
As told by Taylor “The ‘Bayonetta’ franchise made an approximated $450 million, and that’s not including merchandise,” she further elaborated. “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 Lambda 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.”