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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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Did anyone also mention the Ellie kinda resembles her voice actress? I don't think Ellen Page's response was out of turn, she didn't yell at anyone.
Espero que este comentario no le cueste ventas a Beyond: Two Souls por que yo estoy comenzando en no comprar este juego con la tal PAGE.
I love Ellen, but... *** off! Doesn't even look like her THIS much, just remember her in some ways...
Honestly, when I played this, I kept thinking of Ashley Johnson. Was I the only one that watched The Last of Us motion capture videos?
I think I'm one of the only people I know who doesn't really think Ellie resembles Ellen Page. I haven't seen any of the images of Ellie before the major redesign, though. Ultimately I also don't think Naughty Dog created Ellie in Ellen's likeness from the beginning. Could be just me, though I've also not watched a ton of Ellen Page movies.
Tomb Raider is a great game
Ellen Page ripped off Linda Cardellini's likeness.
I haven't seen enough of her movies to say Ellen Page and Ellie look alike.