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.

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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.

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The first thing I thought when I saw the Last of Us preview was damn that's Ellen Page.

The character does look like her there's no denying that.

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Who?

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@ElfShotTheFood All you nerds watched Inception & X3 so yea, you should know who she is.

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@Sevenizz @ElfShotTheFood No i never watched either. So I don't know anything about her.

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@ElfShotTheFood She's famous enough that no one has an excuse not to know who she is.

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I knew this was going to happen when I saw that on Reddit. The likeness she was talking about was the original concept for Ellie, not the one they finally went with (in the picture).

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"but I am actually acting in a videogame called Beyond Two Souls, so it was not appreciated." - translation // "Where's my money beeeotches?"

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get over it.

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Huh, all this time I thought Ellen Page WAS involved with this game. I guess I misread something a long time ago then.

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This is going to happen all the time as games get more real. What are the chances that your original character isn't going to look like one of the 7 billion people living on this Earth?

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she should be honored...she's not close to looking as sweet as ashley johnson

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With the change on Ellie she looks nothing like Page.

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I like her, but she should be proud to even resemble anyone in this game... its truly a masterpiece.

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@MikeMarquez If you say so...

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@MikeMarquez I know. Just finished Chapter 4 and I can't stop playing. This game is unbelievable.

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may be its me but i never saw much resemblances .

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A big ego celeb thinks she the only one that looks that way. The character isn't even close to resembling her looks since they changed it anyways.

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Well, everybody called Last of Us "that game with Ellen Page in it" so no wonder this happened.

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meh