Alyson Court, the voice of Claire in the original Resident Evil 2, has said she won’t be voicing the character in the remake as it’s “going non-union.”
Court has uploaded a new video thanking fans for letter writing campaigns that put her in Capcom’s eyeline to once again voice the character. She then explained how the deal fell through.
“My agent got some emails from a couple of different companies that were bidding on the contract to do the localisation for the game and the voice recordings and the motion capture,” Court explained. “And I heard from a company out of Vancouver, and they asked if I would be willing to work them out of Vancouver to do the voice recordings and I said, ‘absolutely, love to!’
“And then I heard from a company in LA; they asked the same thing and I said, ‘of course, yes, whatever they needed.’ And then the company in LA got the contract, and as soon as they won the contract, they informed me that, actually, they wouldn’t be needing my services as they were going non-union.”
From there, Court says she doesn’t know what’s happened with the voice recordings.
Back in October, members of SAG-AFTRA went on strike over negotiations for increased pay and better working conditions failed. Court has titled her YouTube video “Performance Matters” in solidarity with the strike. Earlier this week, Life is Strange voice actor Ashly Burch said she won’t be voicing the character of Chloe in the prequel, Life is Strange: Before the Storm due to the strike.
Capcom has the Resident Evil 2 remake in the works, though it hasn’t been detailed further at E3 2017.