Ellen Page thinks Ellie, a key character in the new PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us, looks a bit too much like her. The problem: The Last of Us‘ developer, Naughty Dog, never actually asked Page if it was cool to use her likeness.
“I guess I should be flattered that they ripped off my likeness,” Page said on Reddit. The problem for Page: “I am actually acting in a videogame called Beyond Two Souls, so it was not appreciated.”
In other words, there’s a company out there that paid to use Page’s likeness, while Naughty Dog makes millions borrowing her image for its critically-acclaimed game.
For its part, Naughty Dog says it heard complaints about this issue before The Last of Us was released and attempted to make changes. Specifically, the company says it altered Ellie’s image so that the character more closely resembled Ashley Johnson, the voice actress behind Ellie.
Clearly, Ellie really does look a lot like Ellen Page — I mean, even the name is close. After hearing Page’s statement, many gamers expressed shock that Ellie’s look wasn’t actually based on the Inception star’s appearance.
So, what do you guys think? Is Ellie too Ellen or not?