Today on Reddit, actress Ellen Page participated in a Q&A on the website’s r/IAmA section, which lead to inevitable gaming questions, given that she appears in Beyond: Two Souls.
She fielded these questions under the moniker iamatinycanadian. When user MozeoSLT asked her about her thoughts of Ellie’s character in another PS3 exclusive called The Last Of Us, Page had some choice words. She’s quoted saying: “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.” She professed her love for Sega in another question, saying: “I had Sega Genesis and was a HUGE Sonic fan.”
Since developer Naughty Dog had to struggle to keep Ellie on the front cover of The Last of Us, perhaps the immediate image recognition is a factor. However, it’s doubtful that there’s any ill intent involved. Development cycles are long; they probably just didn’t know Ellen Page would star in a game, movie, interactive novel…thing at the same time.