The Last of Us: Who does Ashley Johnson play in the HBO show? | Latest TV & Movies News 2023
Lucy-Jo Finnighan ❘ Published: 2023-01-06T12:35:00 ❘ Updated: 2023-01-06T12:18:39 Who does Ashley Johnson play in The Last of Us? The long-awaited HBO adaptation is
nearly here, but does Johnson portray Ellie in the TV show? The Last of Us, one of the most acclaimed titles of the 2010s and a generation-defining game, is being given the
prestige, big-budget television treatment on HBO. The original game follows Joel and Ellie on a life-or-death, cross-country trip across an America ravaged by a brutal virus.
Developed by the game’s creator and Naughty Dog co-president Neil Druckmann, alongside Chernobyl maestro Craig Mazin, it’s one of the most anticipated TV events of 2023,
bringing the “best video game story ever told” to the screen.Article continues after ad The original game features voice actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson as the main duo,
which led fans to wonder if they would appear in the HBO show adaptation. And if so, who would they play? Who does Ashley Johnson play in the Last of Us? Ashley Johnson plays
Ellie’s mother, Anna Williams, in the Last of Us HBO show. Yes, she does appear in the show, as does Troy Baker, though obviously they are not the roles they initially played in
the game. Johnson plays the mother of main character Ellie, though how significant this role will be is difficult to say currently. In the game franchise, Ellie’s mother is never
shown, she is only talked about, and we read a letter from her at the end of the first game.Article continues after ad Therefore, when we see her appear briefly in the trailer,
it’s hard to tell whether this will be a big part, or just a short cameo. Since the series has the potential to expand upon certain characters, her screen prominence is
anyone’s guess.Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates on Esports, Gaming and more. HBO MaxJohnson appears as Anna, holding a baby Ellie. Why isn’t Johnson playing
Ellie in the HBO show? The main reason why Johnson can’t play Ellie in the show when she can in the game is age. Ellie is 14 years old in the Last of Us Part 1, and 19 in Part 2.
Johnson, who is 39 years old now, was even in her late twenties back when she was involved in making the first game, meaning that she was already significantly older than her
character.Article continues after ad But thankfully she hasn’t been blocked from the show completely, and she seems happy for Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) to be her
replacement, as the two were seen hugging as they, along with Troy Baker and Pedro Pascal, presented a gaming award recently. Plus, Johnson has loads more on her plate at the