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Ellen Page isn’t happy with The Last Of Us

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So how’s everyone doing this fine Monday morning? You’ve all got smiles on your faces by the looks of things, having had a weekend to play The Last of Us. Hell, poor Zoe is still a drooling wreck, even more than usual, and she now screams whenever she enters the mushroom section of a supermarket before throwing molotov cocktails everywhere. That game has made a ton of folks happy. Except for actress Ellen Page, who isn’t too thrilled about her likeness being ripped off.

While Page is appearing in a different game game later this year on the Playstation 3, Beyond: Two Souls, she’s had zero involvement with The Last of Us. Speaking on a Reddit AMA via VG247, Page was quizzed about that apocalyptic game, having the following to say:

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.

There’s no getting beyond the heart of the matter here, as Ellie from The Last of Us does bear quite a resemblance to the young actress. Here’s the initial design of Ellie, before she got gritted up:

Ellie

Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann responded via Kotaku, asking folks to rather give Ellie’s voice and motion capture artist Ashley Johnson some well-earned kudos instead.

 

Fair point, both sides. While the character does bear a resemblance, Ashley Johnson is the heart and soul of Ellie, making the role something special and memorable. And I’m down with that.

Last Updated: June 24, 2013

32 Comments

  1. Mm, I saw this on twitter. I dunno. I think Ellie looks like a younger version of the VA. It’s the name that’s unfortunate. Ellie doesn’t look like Ellen Page, to me, but that name? I imagine ND took Ellen Page as a loose example of what they wanted in Ellie’s character and named her Ellie in honour of the actress. I would see why she would feel that way though. White girl with brown hair, side-parted fringe, named Ellie. Kinda hard not to make the association. I don’t see any facial similarity though.

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  2. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 24, 2013 at 11:24

    But she looks nothing like Ellie!!

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    • ElimiNathan

      June 24, 2013 at 11:26

      Totally agree

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  3. Happy Hamster

    June 24, 2013 at 11:31

    Well aint she a unhappy Cupcake

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  4. Guest

    June 24, 2013 at 11:32

    Can you guys post a photo of her? Ellen Page isn’t exactly a unique look?

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    • Rinceyouropinion

      June 24, 2013 at 11:39

      Erm, they HAVE posted a pic of her…

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      • HvR

        June 24, 2013 at 11:59

        BUT THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME!!!!

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        • Rinceyouropinion

          June 24, 2013 at 12:09

          lol

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        • Vampyre Squirrel

          June 24, 2013 at 15:19

          That’s what she said?

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  5. HvR

    June 24, 2013 at 11:44

    O look a Caucasian girl with brown and brown eyes, they ripping off my image.

    If I was Neil Druckmann I would gone into full burn mode:
    @EllenPage You should make an appointment with your optometrist it is clear that Ellie is lot cuter and younger and btw you are to fat to play an post apocalyptic survivor.

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  6. hairyknees

    June 24, 2013 at 11:46

    And here I was expecting Ellie to be pregnant and drinking orange juice throughout The Last of Us :O

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    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 24, 2013 at 11:53

      Hahahahaha

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    • CaptainNemo42

      June 24, 2013 at 11:58

      I take it you were very disappointed by The Last of Us then?

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      • hairyknees

        June 24, 2013 at 12:15

        Haha no 😛 haven’t even played it 🙁

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        • CaptainNemo42

          June 24, 2013 at 12:18

          Okay, Spoiler alert. George Micheal Bluth is NOT in The Last of Us. 😛

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          • hairyknees

            June 24, 2013 at 13:02

            OMG! 😛

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        June 24, 2013 at 12:16

        lol, he’s referring to the movie Juno…

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  7. Melasco

    June 24, 2013 at 12:11

    Rich poeple are bored… Nothing new here…

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  8. OminousRain

    June 24, 2013 at 12:44

    Mmm.. Maybe I should get this game for myself. But got so much to play so little time 🙁

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  9. Just Saying

    June 24, 2013 at 12:54

    Has she been using this website ?
    http://www.ilooklikeyou.com/
    OR has she been playing the game ?

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  10. Aussious

    June 24, 2013 at 12:57

    Hmm both games are under Sony’s umbrella so it comes as a surprise that she wasn’t aware of the resemblance,off the record I think she’s so cute got that whole girl next door thing going for her,the actress I mean…loved her in Inception.

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    • Zubayr Bhyat

      June 24, 2013 at 14:18

      Me too. She was really cool in Inception, and true to her character too.

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  11. Larry Meredith

    June 24, 2013 at 13:09

    Doesn’t look like Ellen Page at all. Ellen’s nose is bigger, face is wider, and Ellie has a wayy smaller chin. The only similarity is that they’re both young white girls with parted brown hair.

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    • Zubayr Bhyat

      June 24, 2013 at 14:18

      I saw the same. IMO this story just blew up unnecessarily and it just means more publicity for her. She should’ve rather embraced the idea of it.

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  12. Harvey P. Cheesewinkle

    June 24, 2013 at 18:41

    Not a fan of Ellen Page, so I could care less what she thinks.

    Naughty Dog > Ellen Page by miles, and miles, and miles.

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  13. R4geGam3r

    June 24, 2013 at 20:02

    Wasn’t there another actress doing the motion capture and voice acting that just looks alot like Ellen Page? Think she wants some more money. And in any case the updated version of Ellie in game doesn’t look like her.

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  14. iPrimal

    June 24, 2013 at 21:58

    I always thought she was a part of it since that chick looks exactly like her. lol

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  15. Lili Phew

    July 16, 2013 at 11:58

    I have never laughed so hard my entire life.. She looks nothing like Ellie oh my god ahahah

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