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Ellie from The Last of Us resembles actress Ellen Page. It has been pointed out by everyone with an Internet connection, and comically by folks who know their way around Photoshop. From Page herself, however, we have not heard her address the likeness until now.
In a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything session, where notable guests log on to Reddit and answer questions from fans, someone asked Ellen Page, "Have you seen any footage of 'The Last of Us' and would you have taken the role as Ellie if approached?" Page responded, "I guess I should be flattered that they ripped off my likeness, but I am actually acting in a video game called Beyond: Two Souls, so it was not appreciated."
Ellie's appearance did change over the course of development, and her final form looks less like Page than she did initially, but it's hard to ignore the similarities.
Page also answered some other questions about Beyond: Two Souls, as well as whether or not she actually plays video games:
"Making Beyond was an incredible experience. I think what David Cage is doing is really remarkable, the first of its kind and I feel grateful to be involved."
"I played video games more when I was a kid. I had Sega Genesis and was a HUGE Sonic fan. I also love the NHL games and played them with my brother all time. Then I was super into PlayStation and loved the FIFA games. I recently played my first video game in a while. I played the latest Tomb Raider and really enjoyed it, finished in about 12 hours."
Beyond: Two Souls is coming to PlayStation 3 on October 8.
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Naughty Dog,get your lawyers ready!
I wonder why they did it.
She looks like a skinny, hipster, brunette, white girl, so clearly they ripped off Ellen Paige.
Dunno, facially, Ellie always reminded me more of Ellie's voice actress Ashley Johnson, just with brown hair. I guess it just goes to show how popular Ellen Page is.
She still looks a little bit like her in the final game.