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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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If you give a task to artist to create young girl face - he will use his memory, what movie he saw, what music clip, his taste etc. ANY modeled face, portrait will be similar to someone! Don't you think?
In the beginning I thought Ellen Page WAS the mo cap.
Loved the game and enjoy her films, but in all honesty there are tons of kids these days that look like Ellen. Or maybe I'm just one of those older people that can't even tell the difference lol. Oddly enough I don't think the 2 look the same in the final version (definitely in the 1st trailer though)
Who? What's that now? GET OFF MY LAWN!
I honestly don't think Ellie looks anything like Ellen Page. Sure their names sound kind of similar but that's where the similarities end in my opinion.
I think its okay they look sort of similar, I mean, when you imagine a young, teenage woman, she will sort of look like Ellen Page, shes pretty generic. I will admit that Ellie used looked a lot more like Ellen,I honestly thought that Ellen was participating in the development of the game before I found out she was doing Beyond: Two Souls
It deosn't even look like Ellen Page. It looks more like the actress doing the voice of Ellie. Are people blind?
....and Naughty Dog says....I can't believe David Cage hired Ellen Page for Beyond: Two Souls and ripped off our our likeness of Ellie. Who the hell does he think he is?
the names sound alike also
I like how everyone thinks Ellen Page is at fault. Don't blame everyone who drew the comparisons and made a big deal out of it. Although with all the 12 hours of Tomb Raider she played, she was bound to find out anyway.
LMAO I knew as soon as I seen this on Reddit that it would be on the front page of some gaming site lol it's not a big deal but as a journalist I understand that GI do have to report of stuff like this.
First thing I thought when I saw Ellie was, "Hey! That looks like the girl from Juno." Guess I wasn't the only one haha.
Someone else that looks like a Video Game character is Kate Mara with the new Altmer from ESO. But maybe it's just me. t2.gstatic.com/images