From an exchange between Neil Druckmann and Halley Gross, it emerges the existence of a character played by the author who was then eliminated.
From a bizarre curtain on Twitter, we came to discover the existence of a character from The Last of Us 2 who was to be played by the author Halley Gross , initially planned but then eliminated from the final version.
In a facetious exchange on Twitter, initiated by Neil Druckmann and his Nintendo Switch with the newly purchased Metroid Dread , this hidden truth emerged about the development of The Last of Us 2: Druckmann and Gross tease each other frequently via social, from friends. but in some cases even going a little beyond the lines, but in this case, interesting information about the game emerged from the exchange.
Among the various interventions, in fact, a photo of Gross emerged, who is one of the authors of the game’s script, in a motion capture suit , with a rather explicit sentence from Druckmann: “Now I want you to put your character back in the game, only to be able to delete it once again! ” To which Gross replied with a lot of gifs and the message: “Last of Us Part 3: Leah’s Revenge”.
With this, we can guess that Halley Gross had played a character called Leah in The Last of Us 2, even going so far as to shoot some motion capture scenes which, however, were later eliminated in a general overhaul of the game. As for this Leah, it could be the character seen in a photo that Ellie and Dina find at one of the bases of the Washington Liberation Front.
To survive an attack by the WLF, Ellie and Dina eliminate two fighters from the group and one of them is in possession of a Polaroid from Leah and a letter from her. They discover that Leah is at the local TV headquarters, but when they arrive there they find the woman already dead. Evidently, Leah’s part was supposed to be wider and deeper in a preliminary version of the story, but it was cut later.