Ellen Page Claims Naughty Dog “Ripped Off” Her Likeness In The Last Of Us
It has been noted though that Naughty Dog changed Ellie’s appearance since that original trailer, during development, after Ellen page appeared in PS3 exclusive, Beyond: Two Souls. However, a lot of people, and apparently Ellen Page herself, still feel that Ellie looks a bit too much like Ellen Page.
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In the header image above you can see Ellie (left) and Ellen Page (right) to determine for yourself whether you feel there is a resemblance.
Recently Ellen Page was part of a reddit Ask Me Anything thread, and was asked to comment on Naughty Dog seemingly drawing from her appearance for the character of Ellie. She responded:
“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.”
Fair bit blunt and on the harsh side, but it is how she feels.
Personally, I don’t have too much of a strong opinion on this with regards to whether it’s right or wrong. I do however feel that the appearance of Ellie is distinguished enough for it to be acceptable, and the age difference certainly matters in making her a unique character with her own identity.
It’s not for me to pass final judgement though, so I was just offering my opinion on it. I’m not sure anyone would mistake The Last Of Us as a game with Ellen Page in it, and it wouldn’t exactly affect Beyond: Two Souls, but whether the resemblance is too close or whether it was wrong of Naughty Dog to do that is up to others to decide. I personally don’t view it as a serious issue.
Then again, her appearance did get changed up since the original trailer.