Ellen Page accuses 'The Last of Us' developers of 'ripping off' her likeness
Ellen Page, the actor starring alongside Willem Dafoe in Quantic Dream's upcoming video game Beyond: Two Souls, has hit out at another game for using her likeness without permission. Answering a Reddit AMA question on whether she was aware of Ellie, a major character in Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, Page said she wasn't happy about being the alleged source of inspiration.
"I guess I should be flattered that they ripped off my likeness," said Page. "But I am actually acting in a video game called Beyond: Two Souls, so it was not appreciated."
The Last of Us was first revealed in late 2011, several months before Page's role in Beyond: Two Souls was announced. The character of Ellie has changed appearance since the original incarnation, which drew immediate comparisons to Page at the time; Naughty Dog said last year that the alterations were made to bring the character more in line with actor Ashley Johnson.
Page, for her part, doesn't appear to hold much of a grudge, telling a Twitter user who commented on The Last of Us to direct praise in Johnson's direction.