Ellen Page says Naughty Dog "ripped off" her likeness
Juno and Inception star says similarities between her and The Last of Us' Ellie were "not appreciated."
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Inception star Ellen Page has said developer Naughty Dog "ripped off" her likeness for The Last of Us.
On Reddit, Page said the initial similarities between herself and The Last of Us' Ellie were "not appreciated" because she was also cast as Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls, which is due out for PlayStation 3 in October 2013.
"I guess I should be flattered that they ripped off my likeness," said Page, "but I am actually acting in a videogame called Beyond Two Souls, so it was not appreciated."
After initial comments regarding Ellie's resemblance to Page, Naughty Dog altered the design of the character to more closely resemble her voice actress Ashley Johnson.
Responding to Page's comments, Naughty Dog creative director Neil Druckmann took to Twitter to praise the work of of Johnson. "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."
PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us launched two weeks ago. For more information, check out GameSpot's review.