Kelyan (Secret Story): his revelations about his salary as the French voice of Harry Potter

Kelyan (Secret Story): his revelations about his salary as the French voice of Harry Potter
Kelyan (Secret Story): his revelations about his salary as the French voice of Harry Potter

In an old interview given to Guillaume Pley for the show Legend, Kelyan, candidate for the twelfth season of Secret Story, returned to his job as a dubbing actor and notably mentioned the salary he received as the French voice of ‘Harry Potter.

This twelfth season of Secret Story no shortage of twists and turns. After the deception organized by the voice during the first days, the candidates of this twelfth edition were not at the end of their surprises. House divided into two parts, secret room, improbable missions, surprise eliminations… Everything was put in place by the production to keep viewers in suspense until the end.

And this week was not easy for the participants. A few days before the final, two emblematic candidates were eliminated: Zoé, who had participated in Miss Universe, and Kelyan, who is the French voice of the most famous wizard in the world: Harry Potter. A secret that the other candidates ultimately failed to findalthough Maxence came dangerously close.

Kelyan (Secret Story) talks about his salary as a voice actor

However, Kelyan’s secret was known to Harry Potter fans well before his entry into the adventure. For several years now, the 36-year-old father has been conducting interviews to talk about his experience as a dubbing actor in charge of the voice of Daniel Radcliffe. At the time of his recruitment, he was 12 years old. “We were told three films. We knew it was a big budget film, but they said ‘We’ll see how it goes'”, he declared in an interview published on the show’s YouTube channel Legend.

However, this experiment was not as successful as some might think. “I experienced it, but not only that,” said Kelyan, before adding: “It didn’t at all allow me to make a living just from Harry Potter, but the dubbing itself, with all the other roles that I have done, combined, it allowed me to make a living from it“. The one who was ousted by the members of his clan then revealed that the success of a film does not allow determine the salary of a voice actor. “There are standard contracts where we give up our rights for 20 years. That is to say, they can do what they want for 20 years (…) That only pays me a good restaurant! There are packages and any film would be paid the same. Generally, the main role in a film, it takes 1,500 euros, he still ended up confiding. An unexpected confidence.

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