Yes, another news coming from The Last of Us special on The Hollywood Reporter. According to the report, Maisie Williams and Kaitlyn Dever “almost were” Ellie at different times. The first for the canceled film, while the second came to audition for the HBO series.
Maisie is best known as Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, while Kaitlyn is Amy from the movie Out of Series. Maybe you also recognize her as Cassie, Nathan Drake’s daughter in Uncharted 4. Much requested by fans, she even publicly revealed her desire to play the protagonist of The Last of Us series.
Back in 2014, there was a lot of talk about Maisie’s name in the then-awaited Joel and Ellie adventure movie. However, the project ended up not going forward. For the series, however, she did not participate in the auditions – unlike Kaitlyn, who even auditioned, but ended up not getting the role.
Something that was even expected, since the actress is 26 years old, which certainly influences taking into account that Ellie is still a teenager in the game. Ultimately, who will be on your small screen as Ellie is Bella Ramsey. The 19-year-old British young woman, whose casting was heavily criticized, was highly praised by her co-workers.
The Last of Us series will have “radical changes”
In addition to details about Bella Ramsey as Ellie and Pedro Pascal as Joel, the magazine revealed that there will be controversial changes to the game’s story in the adaptation. The Last of Us series may have a different outcome for one of the game’s characters. Click here to learn more.