Reinstate And Pay Alyson Court Properly For Her Role In The Resident Evil 2 Remake
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After the announcement of the Resident Evil 2 Remake was made public, fans of the game made it clear that they wanted Alyson Court to reprise her voice acting role as Claire Redfield in the up and coming Resident Evil 2 Remake, her character as well as the other fine voice actors involved brought great depth to the characters that they portrayed, so it only seemed fitting to bring her back and to bring the character of Claire Redfield to life again.
Unfortunately in a recent video on Alyson's Youtube channel, she reveals that although she would love to voice act as Claire once more, unfortunately the company that has won the contract for the voice acting told her that they would not be needing her services as they would be going non union.
So what does non union mean exactly?
A non union actor is someone who is not affiliated with the major acting Unions. As a non union actor, you are either paid very little or not paid at all. You also don't get the health insurance benefits and various other benefits that a Union Actor would get.
So basically they are undercutting her talent for a cheaper alternative, and hiring cheap voice actors to play the main characters in the game.
I don't think this is fair, if I was a carpenter or an electrician or involved in any type of skilled trade, I wouldn't work for low pay or nothing, would you?
These types shady practices have been going on for a while now, and have resulted in the loss of great voice actors in games we all know and love, take David Hayter who played Snake in Metal Gear Solid, whom was substituted by Keifer Sutherland in the last Metal Gear Solid game.
To some people a characters voice in a video game is a extension of the character itself, a great voice actor can elevate the personality of the character and really bring them to life, everyone has their favourite video game character and more than likely they are memorable because of great voice acting, just imagine what Batman Arkham Asylum would have been like without Mark Hamill as the Joker, or Metal Gear Solid without David Hayter, or Uncharted without Nolan North.
Capcom are a multimillion dollar company and I think that they should either revoke their contract with this company or at least insist that the company doing the voice acting recording hire union actors and pay them properly.
If they are willing to cut corners with their voice acting what else will they cut corners on, will we get another Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City? Or Umbrella Corps?
Capcom have listened to fans before on this subject, they will listen again, make your voice heard, stand up for Alyson, and demand a better game, demand that Alyson Court be hired for the voice acting in the Resident Evil 2 Remake, and demand that she be paid properly and fairly!
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View Alyson’s video here on her Youtube Channel –
Also for more information on the current voice actor strikes check out this article on Wikipedia –
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