Speaking during a Reddit AMA actress Ellen Page claimed that Naughty Dog stole her likeness for protagonist Ellie from The Last of Us. Page is working with Quantic Dream on its game Beyond: Two Souls. She has done motion capture with the studio as well as voice acting for her role as Jodie Holmes, a young troubled woman.
"I guess I should be flattered that they ripped off my likeness," she wrote when asked by Reddit user MozeoSLT if she was aware of how much she looks like protagonist Ellie from The Last of Us. "But I am actually acting in a video game called Beyond Two Souls, so it was not appreciated."
The Sony-published The Last of Us, which launched last week for PlayStation 3, features Ashley Johnson who was motioned captured and voice acted for the role. Shortly after AMA comment, Naughty Dog's creative director Neil Druckmann tweeted a response backing Johnson's performance.
"Ellie from The Last of Us was perfectly played by @TheVulcanSalute," tweeted Neil Druckmann. "No one could've done a better job. Please go follow her and retweet."