by Philippa Warr, published on June 24, 2013|
As part of a Reddit Ask Me Anything, actress Ellen Page responded to observations from fans that Ellie, a character from videogame The Last Of Us, looks a lot like Page, saying the similarity was "not appreciated".
Page, posting under the username Iamatinycanadian, acknowledged the similarities between herself and Ellie but indicated that it could be problematic since she's acting alongside Willem Dafoe in another videogame which is due out in October, 2013.
"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."
It's interesting to note that Page doesn't actually say she was the one doing the non-appreciating. The comment could simply mean that Quantic Dream, the developers of Beyond: Two Souls, were unhappy with comparisons which could feasibly have an impact on their product.
Wired.co.uk contacted both Naughty Dog (developers of The Last Of Us) and Quantic Dream and will update this story with any further comment.