Canadian actress ‘Ellen Page’ isn’t happy about “The Last of Us” character ‘Ellie’, which resembles a lot like her.
Ellen page currently is working alongside Willem Dafoe in Quantic Dream’s upcoming psychological/spiritual/thriller video game Beyond: Two Souls.
Answering a Reddit AMA question “Have you seen any footage of ‘The Last of Us’ and would you have taken the role as Ellie if approached?”
Ellen 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 the final form looks less like “Ellen Page” and more like American actress “Ashley Johnson”.
Over at twitter, Ellen Page doesn’t seem to hold a grudge, she asked her follower to praise Johnson:
[email protected] not me. Ashley Johnson played the part…so send her the props!! :) @TheVulcanSalute
— Elliot Page (@TheElliotPage) June 24, 2013
She also answered some questions about Beyond Two Souls and if she 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.”
The Last of Us is available in stores now, Beyond: Two Souls will release on October 8, 2013 for PS3.
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So are we gonna just get upset at anything that looks similar to one another? There are a few girls I know that look like ellen as well… should she be flattered that they ripped off her likeness? Lol. If they did it intentionally I can understand, but thinking something looks similar to something else and ripping something off is completely different.
I think the point being made is not simply that it looks like her (obviously Ellen Page would not be enraged to find real people who resemble her), but that this character of Ellie has been generated quite blatantly with Ellen Page in mind. Before they changed Ellie’s character model, she did look identical to Miss Page, and that coupled with the name, I think it’s fair to say the makers of the game had Ellen Page in mind when creating Ellie.
Yeah, they actually loosely based Ellie’s personality on Ellen’s character Juno, so it makes sense they had her resemble Paige
wow she looked so similar I thought they were the same person….that’s why I kept getting beyond and the last of us confused. was this done on purpose?
carlos eduardo is an idiot for not knowing who played Ellie.
Ellie doesn’t look like Ellen Page anymore, to me Ellie just looks like… Ellie
She reminded me more of that 14 year old girl in Kick Ass except the hair. Sounds like her as well.
If you look at Ashley when she was younger, you’ll notice that Ellie looks like her.
Seconded, she always reminded me more of Chloe Grace Moretz (Kick-Ass, Let Me In)