The Last of Us Part II’s Ashley Johnson Hilariously Mimicks Joel’s Voice While Streaming
Ashley Johnson who plays Ellie in The Last of Us Part 2 pokes fun at Joel during a stream.
As you may have seen throughout many of our articles here at DualShockers, we love talking about The Last of Us Part 2. Whether it’s game development news, fan art, reviews, or cosplay, Part 2 holds a place in our hearts for whatever reason, even the bad. What many of us can agree on though is how Ashley Johnson, who plays Ellie, is one of the most wholesome and funniest people in the games industry, ever. When she’s not playing as bad-ass and obsession riddled Ellie in The Last of Us Part 2, a key member of Critical Role or as Patterson in the American crime drama television series Blindspot, Ashley enjoys some downtime playing video games and luckily for us, streaming them too.
Over the past few months, Ashley has been going live over on Twitch while mostly playing the puzzle-platforming title Inside by Playdead. During one of these streams, Ashley can be seen trying to push a wooden pallet across a stretch of water when it occurred to her that it “felt strangely familiar”, obviously reminiscing about when Joel and Ellie were on a similar pallet in The Last of Us. Deciding to not just leave it at that remark, Ashley deepens her voice into a gruff tone to say “Hey, Ellie get on the pallet!”. continuing with a laugh and back to her normal voice Ashley states “That’s definitely not a Joel voice” whilst apologizing to Troy Baker.
Naturally, Ashley kept the good humor going by trying Joel’s voice again but not quite getting it after another attempt. In all honesty, it just sounded like Ellie taking the piss out of Joel, which tended to happen a lot in the game, hence making it all the funnier. You can catch the clip below or if you fancy watching more of Ashley and her amazingly awkward sense of humor, head over to her Twitch channel right here.
If watching your favorite The Last of Us Part 2 characters playing games in real life is for you, then you’ll love that Dina’s voice actor Shannon Woodward has taken to Twitch to stream some games, too. Shannon has posted a schedule of the times that you can catch her on the gaming platform over on her Twitter page so why not head over to her Twitch channel now and give her a follow? You can follow Shannon over on her Twitter and Instagram where she will talk more about her up and coming games that include Animal Crossing and Resident Evil 2 so stay tuned!
What fan wouldn’t be excited about the upcoming The Last of Us HBO series? Recently, we learned that it will include a “Jaw Drop” moment that was originally cut from the game. Chernobyl creator and HBO’s The Last of Us writer Craig Mazin said that ”We’re creating new [things] and re-imagining what is already there to present it for a different format,” Mazin told the BBC’s Must Watch. “Our goal is not to keep you in love with The Last of Us, but to make you fall in love with it again in a different way. It’s a passive way of taking it in, instead of playing it, but you’ll be experiencing more, with more characters in more ways.” Mazin says of his reaction to hearing about a moment that Druckmann had initially left out of The Last of Us “Jaw drop – that’s going in. For sure, we have to do that. You couldn’t stop me doing that. You will have to shoot me [to stop me] from doing that.”
While you’re here and most probably an Ellie fan, check out this incredible fan art poster by Twitter user @IconicNephilim who has created a piece of art illustrating the evolution of Ellie throughout The Last of Us Part 2. While not wanting to leave the equally amazing Abby out, here’s some fan art in the form of a mural appropriately painted right beside a gym in Wiesbaden, Germany. You may also enjoy this fierce cosplay of Abby by Nieke.
The Last of Us Part 2 is available now exclusively on PS4 (and soon to be PS5). The game was one of DualShockers’ favorites of 2020; make sure to check out the official DualShockers (generally spoiler-free) review. Also, feel free to grab the game physically on Amazon to help support the site.