I was curious if any of you had ever come across or knew anyone in another company that was in a situation when TV personalities or even A-list celebs were approached for voice acting? Not a plug for BSI, but I was wondering if they are approached in the same manor as a movie deal where they get a full script, if they go through anything to get in character for their lines, if they have a different rate than for their movies, etc.
I just finished Mass Effect 2 which had Martin Sheen, Seth Green, Carrie Ann-Moss (surprisingly small role for a big name), and Claudia Black (she's been in a few games now). I remember Fallout 3 having Liam Neeson. Kiefer Southerland and 50 cent have also been in the COD series and Max von Sydow is narrating Elder Scrolls Skyrim. I'm sure there are others I've missed (Vin Diesel, Samuel L Jackson) but as high tide seems to be coming in with this new line of work for them, I was curious if yall had any insight into this?
I'm sure for certain movies like Tobey McGuire in his spidey flicks or Ewan McGreggor in Star Wars, there is a contract where they are tied to video game voiceovers that match their movies but the above cases seem to be independent of that.