- Nov 14, 2018
The voice actor talks about her award-winning role as Abby and how roles for women have improved.
Umm that’s your voice hellooo??So your own faultBailey notably played a "badass" woman in Rayne from Bloodrayne which debuted all the way back in 2002. The actor noted that while Rayne was a strong character, she also couldn't escape being sexualized. "Rayne had a Playboy Spread," she reminded the podcast hosts. "So much of her reaction noises, the blood-sucking noises, it sounded sexual.
Guess which Lara Croft is the popular one?Just like Lara Croft--I loved the Tomb Raider games but Lara Croft was super sexualized."
Sexy women can not be a badass?"It's not about badass women, it's about badass characters, and it can be a woman," Bailey explained, though she said that she had seen some improvement in the industry. "I have seen a lot more roles coming up that are fully realized, they're completely three-dimensional characters as opposed to just 'sexy chick swinging a sword.'"
Using female as a noun = double yikes"To see the progression just in this last decade of the amount of roles offered to females has been pretty phenomenal,"
yeah because hateful manly looking musclewoman biting each other’s asses off are sooooo human. while sexy women are not human and regressive said Ms. Bailey. What’s the next game you are going to voice? Boycottshe added. "Abby and Ellie are such great characters because they can just be human."