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Ellen Page Accuses The Last of Us Of “Ripping Off” Her Look

by on June 24, 2013
 

Ellen Page last night accused Naughty Dog of ripping off her likeness for the part of Ellie in The Last of Us.

Page, who stars in fellow PlayStation 3-exclusive Beyond: Two Souls later this year, made the comments in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) conducted last night.

She said:

“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 look of Ellie was changed early last year following repeated comparisons with the actress and the assumption that Page would be playing the part.

It is also likely that the change came about when Page was cast in Quantic Dreams’ Beyond.

Around the same time last night Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann took to Twitter to praise actress Ashley Johnson. He said:

“Ellie from The Last of Us was perfectly played by @TheVulcanSalute. No one could’ve done a better job. Please go follow her and retweet.”

Since it’s release nine days ago The Last of Us has proven a huge success in terms of both sales and critical praise. A lot of said praise has been lavished on the performances of both Johnson and Troy Baker, who plays the game’s other protagonist Joel.

Perhaps Page is right to be slightly miffed but she also doesn’t have the monopoly on sassy teenagers… which begs an obvious question.

Who would win a fight between Juno and Ellie? Let us know in the comments below… (it’s obviously Ellie). Read our review of The Last of Us here.

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  • Pervy Sage

    Obito! Where did you go?

  • TVippy

    She has all the right in the world to say that. It IS her in the game.

  • nigga

    find one for me

  • baddmint666

    omg!!!! IM GOING TO SUE DISNEY/LUCAS ARTS BECAUSE THEY MADE JABBA THE HUTT LOOK LIKE ME.

  • Phers

    I think fanboys need to stop getting their panties in a bunch. She just stated the obvious (and kept it polite) as proved by so many people actually thinking it was her, no need to trash her for it.

  • robthom

    I hope she does sue them,
    for making an awful game with a character resembling an awful person.

  • deadly Viper

    actress like him are greedy & they need cheap publicity. the lust of us game made millions thats why she Accuses them. if the game was flop she never do that. She just like lindsay lohan who sue GTA V because the game make millions. Celeb like them always wants cheap publicity and money.

  • deadly Viper

    actress like him are greedy & they need cheap publicity. the last
    of us game made millions thats why she Accuses them. if the game was
    flop she never do that. She just like lindsay lohan who sue GTA V
    because the game make millions. Celeb like them always wants cheap
    publicity and money.

  • Godlike Madara 3

    I am Obito. I used that account until it got banned on Narutospot.

  • http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Paradox22 Pᴀʀᴀᴅᴏx

    Why did they ban you?

  • Godlike Madara 3

    I think it’s because back then i was arguing a lot with the moderators of Narutospot and they got tired of it. But i have yet to find out who banned me.

  • http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Paradox22 Pᴀʀᴀᴅᴏx

    Wow that sucks…. You should find out soon :O

  • Obito Uchiha

    I’m back. I got the account back (Mellolily looked it up and unbanned it for me). Needless to say, i’m pretty happy about being able to use this account again. :P

  • http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Paradox22 Pᴀʀᴀᴅᴏx

    Good! You were one of the first people I talked to. My name used to be Pervy Sage x)

  • Obito Uchiha

    I remember you, haha. Did you switch accounts or just change your name & avatar?

  • http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Paradox22 Pᴀʀᴀᴅᴏx

    nah I just changed my name and avatar… I thought that name got old a few months ago x)

  • The Madara Uchiha

    But i wonder, how did you find this page? From my knowledge, you weren’t following me on Narutospot and all my old comments on Narutospot (from before i was banned) were erased after the major update that Narutospot had. Also, i don’t think that i was following you on Narutospot prior to being banned.

  • http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Paradox22 Pᴀʀᴀᴅᴏx

    Oh no, you were following me. I just clicked on your profile and found your latest comment

  • The Madara Uchiha

    Oh ok. I guess that i’m going to take your word for it.

  • http://myanimelist.net/animelist/Paradox22 Pᴀʀᴀᴅᴏx

    hohoho good x)