Ashley Johnson offers Advice to Ellie in the Last of Us Movie


“Selfishly, the only requirement I would want is just that they love it as much as I do, which clearly is not going to happen,” she joked. “But to at least have played the game so they know what it was, but who knows if that’s going to happen. I know somebody could do an amazing job with it and I think they will,” Ashley Johnson, the actress responsible for bringing Ellie to life in The Last of Us, has spoken of her hopes for the upcoming movie.

Speaking to IGN just before the revelation Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams is in talks for the role, Johnson revealed she wasn’t fussed who took over the role as long as it means as much to them as it did to her.


Joel actor Troy Baker, meanwhile, reiterated his previous request to be cast as a clicker in the movie, saying: : “I want to be a clicker so bad. The beauty of what we do, with the game specifically, is that the face isn’t what you see, you see Joel. I like some of that anonymity. For this specifically, what we have done with the characters lives within the game and is perfect for it. It’s just as if someone goes out and does a different version of a play, I mean Billy Shakespeare is rolling over in his grave with how many people have done Macbeth, Hamlet and Richard III. It’s the same play, but different actors have acted it, different directors have interpreted it with different sets and props, and even visions of what it is.


“For it to exist in a different form is fantastic and I’m excited to see a different actor’s interpretation of these characters, as long as they get it. I just want them to get it. But I hope they reveal something new about the character that I didn’t think of before as long as it’s true to the story and true to Joel. But yeah, I want to be a clicker. Head. Blown. OFF.”


The Last of Us Movie doesn’t have a release date, but creator Neil Druckmann has previously confirmed it’ll be an adaptation of the game rather than an original story. Druckmann is handling scriptwriting duties, while Spider-Man veteran Sam Raimi will be producing.


Via: IGN News



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