In an interview with Variety, Baptiste voice actor Benz Antoine explained landing the role as Baptiste in Overwatch changed his life more than he imagined it would. Antoine explained he had no idea what he was auditioning for and nearly walked away before Blizzard picked him as the voice of Baptiste.
I used to dream of 1 day getting a mention in @Variety but Thanks to @Josh_Kimmel and @crecenteb I have been humbled by this massive 1200 word FEATURE! #OVERWATCH #baptiste #haitian #Hero #blizzard #gaming #newyork #haiti #montreal #ActorsLife #tbt https://t.co/HDHbvrEQIN pic.twitter.com/RcyG66WG6K— Benz Antoine (@benzantoine) March 14, 2019
Antoine knew very little as he auditioned for Baptiste. He was aware it was for a video game but didn't know what game it was for, nor anything else. The secrecy became too frustrating for him and he told his manager to call it off. But when Blizzard called them back and explained it was for Overwatch, everyone around him said he had to go for it.