Ellen Page: The Last Of Us ‘ripped off’ my likeness

Canadian actor says similarities between her and in-game character “not appreciated”.
 
  • Is it Ellie, or Ellen? (It's Ellie, clearly)
    Ian Dransfield
    Last updated: 24 June 2013, 12:29 BST

    Ellen Page, of Inception, Juno, X-Men and Beyond: Two Souls fame has claimed The Last Of Us developers Naughty Dog “ripped off” her likeness for the game.

    Speaking in a Reddit AMA (“ask me anything” – a Q and A session), the actor was asked if she was aware of the character Ellie and her similarity to Page.

    Her response was:

    “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.”

    No further comment has been made by Page, Naughty Dog or Sony.

    We say

    The Ellie design originally revealed did bear a resemblance to the pint-sized Canadian – but the similarities were less apparent in the finished version.

    “Ripped off”? Probably not. “Inspired by”? Likely more accurate.

    Whatever the case, The Last Of Us is incredible.

    Ian Dransfield
    Last updated: 14 April 2014, 17:20 BST

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