The fictional fourteen year old, Ellie, from Naughty Dog’s latest game The Last of Us looks a little bit like Ellen Page, since she’s a brown-haired teenage girl. She used to look even more like Page when The Last of Us was initially announced but the developers did the best they could to change her appearance after Beyond: Two Souls – starring Page – was announced.
And right now, Page is doing an Ask Me Anything over on Reddit, with one of the questions making her aware of the similarities between Ashley Johnson’s brilliantly acted Ellie and Page’s own face.
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.
Seeming quite oblivious that they’re both Sony published games and quite arrogant in thinking Ellie was actually based on her, while simultaneously ignoring the actual questions about whether she enjoyed filming Beyond and if she would have taken the role of Ellie if offered, Page delivered the above misguided, misjudged and altogether confused response.
What do you think? Does she have any right to be annoyed, or should she just accept that maybe, just maybe, the 14 year old girl archetype looks a bit like her anyway?