The voice behind Lisa Garland in the first Silent Hill game, Thessaly Lerner, has given her opinion on doing voice work with Konami in the wake of the Silent Hill HD Collection’s trouble with the VO’s.
“The scoop is when I did Silent Hill I was only paid $500 flat rate. They stole my voice for SH3 and my agent threatened to sue and got me a couple grand and that’s it. There are no residuals for videogames -never have been and it’s a major bummer. Video game companies are out only for themselves and to make money. The first budget they cut is voiceover. I have been taken advantage of, knowingly, by many videogame companies, but I’d rather work for a small amount than not work at all.”