She's not an "it"!
- Apr 9, 2007
Stoner SHOULD be cast as Xion always. I don't want Hayden to be Xion.Alyson wouldn't even have been HIRED to replace Hayden if she always said yes
And Days movie ABSOLUTELY wasn't one line, and that was right after DDD, so Hayden probably got asked too. Honestly I think that was the biggest role the Kairi/Xion VA has ever had, the thing was three hours long and Xion was the second most important character
It's understandable why Hayden's agents would say no to one-liners in a handheld game. Her asking price might have been too high and her agent turned it down. That's typical in Hollywood, especially when a star on a show gets way bigger than that show. For example, William Shatner never made an appearance in any other Star Trek TV show, but appeared ONLY in films. His agent wouldn't take the TV budget paycheck, but a film paycheck could afford him. The same situation is probably what happened with Hayden. So having Stoner as Hayden's alternative for the one-liners in the small games is fine, but not telephoning her for KH3 was just wrong and an insult.
It would have been crazy and insulting to Stoner to fire her from being Xion in the Days film, to recast her with Hayden. Stoner did phenomenal as Xion. However, I don't think she's really grasping the Kairi character/voice like Hayden did. Hayden really added some dimension to Kairi - especially when she barely had anything to work with (character wise).