When Joel met Ellie: Troy Baker & Ashley Johnson look back at 3 years of The Last of Us

Exclusive video – the stars of TLOU share anecdotes and insight

So, we’re just a few short days away from the PS4 launch of The Last of Us Remastered, the ultimate edition of Naughty Dog’s phenomenal post-apocalyptic survival epic. We talked you through Factions multiplayer and the game’s brand new Photo Mode last week, but today we’ve got something a little different for you.

Earlier this month we caught up with Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson (who played Joel and Ellie, respectively) here in London, and pointed a camera at them as they reminisced about the three-year-long process of making The Last of Us. It was a real pleasure to hear these two fantastic actors share anecdotes and insight – check out the video above for singing, swearing and feels aplenty…

WARNING: The video does contain some potential plot spoilers, so if you’re yet to play through the game please be wary.


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Porcupeth00 28 July, 2014 @ 1:37 pm   1



Any spoilers in the interview?

    Fred Dutton 28 July, 2014 @ 1:49 pm    

    Yes, there are a few small ones. Best avoid if you’re yet to play through!


You should really put the spoiler warning before the video.

Lt_Combo 28 July, 2014 @ 2:18 pm   4

PLEASE remove the censorship ….! … also spoiler warnings would have been nice.

    Grantoso 28 July, 2014 @ 3:15 pm    

    Come on Sony. Do it!

    Grantoso 28 July, 2014 @ 3:42 pm    

    I can’t seem to find Ramify’s thread about censorship on TLOU forums, looks like it was deleted. Strange, it was there a week ago.

medenko1975 28 July, 2014 @ 2:44 pm   5

ashley is so cute.


I just wanted to ask what language options the retail and digital versions of the game are going to have as the PS3 versions differed a lot.

Thank you for any help!

Faustofausto 28 July, 2014 @ 2:58 pm   7

I’ve just realized, Ashley= the teacher’s wife, in the series The Killing (s01) 🙂

    Katweasel 28 July, 2014 @ 4:40 pm    

    First time I recognized her was in “What Women Want” with Mel Gibson as her Father.

    mosessaur 29 July, 2014 @ 12:30 am    

    You guys are hilarious. I would never notice that.
    Thanks 🙂

Paquete89 28 July, 2014 @ 2:59 pm   8

These guys are freaking incredible together! They’re just so cool and down t earth, love it. A big part of my desire to buy the remastered version is to go through their journey again and be blown away by their acting again(and the incredible script/direction by Neil and the Naughty dogs – Great band name by the way!).
I can’t wait, just preordered it today!

    Katweasel 28 July, 2014 @ 4:50 pm    

    Also can’t wait to play it again. Haven’t played since last Fall, although there were times I wanted to, to make it feel more fresh again when it hits PS4. So looking forward to it.

jellyhedgehog 28 July, 2014 @ 3:26 pm   9

Ashley is so cool. I’ve just left my wife.

LeftMonocle 28 July, 2014 @ 3:28 pm   10

Just got a text that it’s in store. Picking it up in an hour. I love how the Netherlands always blow up release dates. Remember our 6 day early release on Skyrim.

    LeftMonocle 28 July, 2014 @ 6:47 pm    

    Ah it’s so great! Looks absolutely gorgeous. You guys have to hurry up I want to try the online mode.


He looks like a Young Joel 😀 Cool i will watch this later 😉

Katweasel 28 July, 2014 @ 4:43 pm   12

Funny he mentions the “I wanna take care of her” thing. I exactly felt the same way I first saw Ellie in the Game. They both played it so perfect. Thanks Troy and Ashley. I felt like loosing two friends when i had the game finished.

Mishimotsu 28 July, 2014 @ 5:12 pm   13

Man… even Ashley Johnson’s played it through twice! I may have been too quick to lend it out to my friends (although I’m sure they’re very appreciative, and I kinda feel better spreading TLOU love to others than keeping it to myself)… Anyways, I’m ready to dip in again now, and can’t wait to experience it on the PS4 with more frames and resolutions and blah!

Hoping you have more interview / features / videos leading up to TLOUR release. I am really enjoying getting caught up in it again, it reminds me of a year ago all over again <3

Roll on Friday (don't let me down Amazon)!

C0LLIER_1985 28 July, 2014 @ 7:18 pm   14

great connection between the 2, fantastic game, i played through on PS3 but didn’t get to DLC can’t wait to re-visit the gameand complete left behind on the PS4

Gamesgbkiller 29 July, 2014 @ 12:15 am   15

No plus games announcements yet ?

Akram_89 29 July, 2014 @ 10:56 am   16


t52258077 30 July, 2014 @ 12:11 pm   17

Awesome to see those actors togetter like this =D