Ellen Page wants you to know that she is in a videogame, but that it’s Beyond: Two Souls, and not The Last of Us. Page participated in Reddit exchange over the weekend in which she expressed her displeasure that Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us may have originally based the Ellie character on her likeness.
“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.”
When Naughty Dog first revealed their fungal zombie apocalypse videogame, one of the consistent comments in previews was that the character of Ellie looked a lot like movie actor Ellen Page. Ellie, (as seen in the image above) did originally look more like the star of Juno before she was redesigned by Naughty Dog. The developer told IGN in May that the change was done to make her more closely resemble her motion capture actor Ashley Johnson and to make her a slightly younger character.
After Ellen Page’s comment in the Reddit chat, Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann tweeted support for Ashley Johnson.