Quoted from QuickSilverShelb:
So basically what your saying is that there weren't enough zeros on that paycheck, correct? They didn't give a rats ass about the project or the fact that it was pinball. It was only about cash......King cash.
I get that WE think it would be super cool for them to do voice work on the game, but why do so many people around here think everyone owes it to us to also care about pinball? Let's face it, the overwhelming majority of society doesn't give a rats ass about pinball, and that's fine. I don't care about collecting cars, or stamps, or playing war games.
I couldn't be farther from a huge deal in my business the way these actors are in theirs, but I turn down work that "isn't worth my time" all the time. Just because they are in a totally different price bracket that we can't relate to does not make it wrong. If actors/athletes/etc participated in everything they were asked to do, they wouldn't have time to do their own jobs, much less have any life.
Can I really relate to turning down an alleged $100K for a couple hours or work? No. But I don't make a few million to act in a movie either.
Look at it like this...let's pretend there was a Lord of the Rings collector series stamp collecting convention in Duluth, MN that drew 3000 people (more people than will buy Hobbit by the way). Would you look down on any of the actors for feeling like that was super lame and were not going to waste their time going if they were asked? This is no different. Whether it is charities, personal time, or job offers, we all have different priorities. People, like Karl Urban, are more likely to contribute in areas they care about. The bitter reality is that most people don't give a rip about pinball, but we should not scorn them because of it.
Let's be real here, we're the nerds for being passionate about pinball, not the other way around.