Bethesda did not actively seek Bill Clinton for Fallout 3

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 23 May 2009 15:12 GMT

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Bethesda has said that it did not actively seek out Bill Clinton to play the president in Fallout 3.

Variety decided to give the developers a shout regarding yesterday’s news that Blindlight had courted the former US president for the RPG.

In response, Bethesda’s VP told the site that it never requested him in the first place.

“Before they would pitch us on someone like Clinton, they may first go ask if he would do something like that,”said  Pete Hines.

“In no way, shape or form, did we say President Clinton is who we want for this role or [tell Blindlight to] go chase him.”

Most firms like Blindlight who specialize in voice actors for videogames and other media, tend to brainstorm on who would be perfect for the roll, put the word out, make requests, and then offer up a list of those interested in the role.

Lev Chapelsky, the general manager of Blindlight, was still pleased with the response from Clinton’s agents – even if the answer was no.

“We appreciated that frankness and candor – you don’t get that kind of candor from Creative Artists Agency, frankly,” he told Edge. “If the answer’s no, they don’t return your call for six months.”

Thanks, GamePolitics.

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