Along with having a similar name, Ellie the young heroine from Naughty Dog‘s amazing The Last of Us also shares a visual resemblance to actress Ellen Page. This is something that hasn’t been lost on anyone with an interest in the game, with Naughty Dog even changing the character model before the game’s release.
However, yesterday Ellen Page took to the popular social forum Reddit to do an AMA (Ask Me Anything), in which she responded to a fan’s question about the likeness.
“This has almost certainly been made clear to you several times, but are you aware how much you look like Ellie from “The Last of Us,” a video game which came out about a week ago. She even sounds like you. So much so that almost everyone assumed it was you playing the role.”
Ellen answered by saying:
“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.”
The game Ellen mentioned, Beyond: Two Souls is the latest game from Quantic Dream, the developers behind Heavy Rain. Ellen Page is the lead star on the game and will be joined by veteran actor Willem Defoe.
Maybe Naughty Dog will contact her and extend an Olive branch. In the meantime, you can do yourself a favor and buy The Last of Us.