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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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Wow... That's interesting...
Even her voice sounds similar,and it's kind of annoying because it clearly isn't supposed to be her.Also STOP putting brunette females with pony tails,red shirts and blue jeans in zombie games. This aint Left 4 Dead.
I was surprised that it wasn't her.
I can see why she is upset with this. I read/hear a lot of people who think that The Last of Us is the game she is in. The marketing will have some rough patches with the confusion.
well being that ellen page still looks like a 14 year old girl.....
i don't think her comment was to offend Naughty Dog or anyone else... or am i wrong? if so why would The last of Us "Naughty Dog" post this up in Facebook?
She's maybe mad that she didn't get paid for it like she is in beyond
I'm just glad I don't care about these things and can enjoy a game without thinking of parallels to real people. Guess I'm too out of touch with pop-culture :)
Ellen Page = Not that big of a deal
I keep thinking that every time i see the game, i thought i was the only one, lol.
While in the early stages of the game? I could see the similarities. Buuut, that was way before release. Now, however, she resembles her voice actress more. And while I get some would be iffy about having a game character resemble you when you're not the one doing it, being "ripped off" s too harsh of a word. Especially now since the character doesn't resemble Page near as much anymore.
It's just a game character. Plus Ellie is 14 not a 20 something year old actress that shouldn't butt into games she doesn't even play.
Ellen Paige is very much unlikable to me. This little rant only enforces it.