Ellen Page is starring in an upcoming video game called “Beyond: Two Souls,” but that wasn’t the first title to feature her likeness. Several months before “Beyond: Two Souls” was revealed in 2012, another game called “The Last of Us” was announced whose main character Ellie looked incredibly similar to Page.
At the time many people assumed that “The Last of Us” would feature Page, though it was actress Ashley Johnson who ended up taking the voice acting role. The character of Ellie was later altered to look more like Johnson than Page, though “The East” star definitely took notice of the initial similarity. During a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything, Page targeted “The Last of Us” creator Naughty Dog for creating a character who looked just like her after being asked about the similarity.
“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,” Page writes.
“The Last of Us” was released on June 14 to glowing critical reviews. It currently has a Metacritic score of 95 out of 100. “Beyond: Two Souls” is due out on Oct. 8. It also features the voice talents of Willem Dafoe.