Westworld actress joins cast of The Last of Us: Part 2

Shannon Woodward gets her game face on.

Actress Shannon Woodward, best known for her role as Elsie Hughes in Westworld, has joined the cast of The Last of Us: Part 2.

Woodward made the announcement on Twitter, where she posted a picture of herself in a mo-cap suit next to game director Neil Druckmann.

"I am embarrassingly over-excited here because I'm peaking. @Neil_Druckmann is letting me act in The Last Of Us:Part II," she wrote.

Druckmann replied "Doesn't look like anything to me", in a nod to a popular Westworld quote.

Shannon Woodward in Westworld.

Outside of Westworld, Woodward has starred in TV series like the crime drama The Riches and family comedy Raising Hope.

Amusingly, Woodward has said she's often mistaken for Ellen Page, an actress who accused Naughty Dog of using her likeness for The Last of Us' leading lady Ellie, though Druckmann said her design was altered to make her look more like her mo-cap and voice actress Ashley Johnson.

Since Johnson has already been confirmed to reprise her role as Ellie, it's not clear who Woodward would be. Perhaps Ellie's sister? Or lover? Or rival? Speculate away!

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