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Paul McCartney’s ex demanded “six-figure sum” to appear in Bionic Commando [Update]

Thursday, 21st May 2009 14:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Update: Capcom just mailed this over: “We will not be commenting on the matter.”

Update 2: Mills has apparently confirmed the truth of the story on her Twitter, saying the large sum was to be for a charitable donation.

The ex-model lambasted Capcom as “stingy” in the process. Here are the tweets:

Got offered to promote an amputee bionic computer game, from a wealthy computer games company I said if you donate a large sum to charity

The stingy company came back saying they couldn’t, what happened to charitable businesses, seems they just want to exploit and give nothing

Update 3: Mills has responded, saying she’d appear for free in a game in which Sun journalists were attached to a lie detector by their genitals.

Original story:

This is awesome. The Sun’s claiming that Heather Mills, Paul McCartney’s one-legged ex, demanded a “six-figure sum” to appear in Bionic Commando, and wanted the game to revolve around a character based on her.

Capcom approached her about the game “because of her charity work with amputees,” according to that piece.

Said a source: “She was insistent she wouldn’t do it for a smaller fee and said the producers should make her the star.

“The request was way, way over budget and they certainly weren’t keen on basing the game on her.”

Just mailed Capcom. In between bouts of choking.

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  1. anasui

    funny thing will be if they say yes

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    Just updated it.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    That’s brilliant. lol

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Cort

    Fucking certifiable.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. wholehole

    The reason for asking her in the first place was a tad tenuous at best, but her response is just priceless. Basing a game on Heather Mills?? Pull the other one.

    Ba dum tish.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. SticKboy

    Good ol’ Stumpy. Somehow I don’t think PROSTHETIC COMMANDO works quite as well.

    I’d have loved to have been in the meting where they explained exactly *why* she couldn’t the protagonist. Her reaction being something along the lines of, “well do a bloody NES game of me as well, then!”

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    Does anyone find the irony in this? XD

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Michael O'Connor

    “Does anyone find the irony in this? XD”

    You mean the fact that someone who was approached because of their charity work was demanding a six figure cheque and a staring role in the game?

    No, that irony wasn’t lost on my either.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. SilentLoner

    ol peg leg back at it, she is bonkers

    Cue Dizzee Rascal!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Razor

    That pic is what Jennifer Anniston is going to look like when she gets old.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Cort

    ^^ Yeah, if she stretches her face four inches.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Aimless

    So what you’re saying is that her appearance in the game would have cost Capcom an arm and a leg? Those demands didn’t have a leg to stand on. They’d have to have been legless to accept such a deal. Etcetera.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mightyhokie

    This bitch is a wack-job.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Cort

    I think the woman has narcissistic personality disorder (NPD – haha). She needs help.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Retroid

    This story strikes me as almost pure bullshit.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Patrick Garratt

    She’s responded on Twitter. Updated.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Mike

    Gutted Retroid. :)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    Charity thing seems fair enough. Star of the game thing unconfirmed.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Retroid

    The Sun were claiming she wanted a large fee and to be the star of the game.

    So far the large fee was a charitable donation and I’m betting the “star of the game” bit was an invention based on the idea of the large fee :)

    So: bullshit! \o/

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Mike

    We’ll split it.

    :)

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Prof Power Glove

    Lols.

    She goes from strength to strength. I mean, some people just have ‘winner’ flashing on their foreheads don’t they?!?

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Mike

    This is the story of the year so far.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. freedoms_stain

    A game based on Heather Mills could be awesome- imagine a level based on that time she woke up being pissed on by a tramp during her homeless period – classic in the making. Can’t wait to see all the special leg attachments they think up.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Patrick Garratt

    Top of site. You couldn’t make it up.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Captain Fruitloop

    ‘Bionic Gold-digger’.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. mightyhokie

    Yeah, in the game she could take advantage of broken hearted pop-star-beloved-icons. Then she could dump him and take a quarter of his wealth, making everyone hate her guts. Perhaps there would be a level where she could dance on a reality show…cementing forever he villainy.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Esha

    @Retroid

    I’m with you, and let’s be honest… what kind of tool believes anything in the sun, anyway? Bloody hell, it’s worse than being a conspiracy theorist or a cultist, at least they have some conviction, but The Sun?

    Hell’s bells, what’s the World coming to if people are taking The Sun at face value?

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Mike

    hells bells indeed

    #28 5 years ago
  29. Retroid

    It’s The Sun wot spun it.

    #29 5 years ago