Laura Bailey, who voiced Abby in The Last of Us Part II video game, shared death threats she received on Twitter after gamers were unhappy with her character. Bailey an experienced voice actor known for a variety of roles in different franchises spanning anime, animations and video games not only voiced the character but also provided motion capture.
Man. I try to only post positive stuff on here… but sometimes this just gets a little overwhelming. I blacked out some of the words cuz, ya know, spoilers.
Side note. Thank you to all the people sending me positive messages to balance it out. It means more than I can say.❤️ pic.twitter.com/kGyULWPpNu
— Laura Bailey (@LauraBaileyVO) July 3, 2020
She’s not the only one either. Death threats have been flying at Neil Druckmann, the game’s director, since May.
Bailey got her major debut in anime voicing a young Trunks in the dubbed Funimation version of Dragon Ball Z, which she did from 1999 to 2003. She also voiced characters in major franchises including Gears of War, Street Fighter, Halo and World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth.
The Last of Us Part II was released on June 19, 2020, and it’s set five years after the first game, The Last of Us. The game has a universal acclaim rating of 94 on Metacritic with a user score of 5.1 out of 10.
Bailey has been married to another voice actor, Travis Willingham, since 2011 and together they have a young son,Ronin Willingham, born on June 28, 2018 .