When we first saw the debut trailer for Naughty Dog's The Last Of Us , we were sufficiently impressed.
But we couldn't shake the sneaking suspicion that we had seen that girl somewhere before…and it didn't take long for curious gamers to note a distinct resemblance to "Inception" actress Ellen Page. So is Ellie based on Page?
Naughty Dog has already confirmed that the actress in question isn't voicing Ellie and as for the character's design, here's what the studio's Eric Monacelli said in response to a fan question at the PlayStation Blog :
"Ellie is a sum design of many different references."
Well, that isn't necessarily a "no," is it? Anyway, just so we're clear, Ashley Johnson voices Ellie in the game and officially, there is no connection to Ellen Page. Not like you should be disappointed; Johnson seems to be plenty capable in that role, just based on what we heard in the trailer. And if you hadn't noticed, Naughty Dog doesn't hire anything but excellent voice talent. All their actors and actresses are awesome.
Related Game(s): The Last Of Us