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HBO’s adaptation of The Last of Us ended several weeks ago, but the spectacular show continues to edge its way into conversations, as viewers mull over the impacting events of season one.
A star-studded cast brings the heartrending Naughty Dog story to live action, bringing several film and television favorites — like leads Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey — into the fold, alongside several holdouts from the award-winning game series. The original Ellie and Joel, as well as Marlene, Tommy, and even Abby all enjoyed cameos across season one of the show, and — for some, at least — provided viewers with their first look at the faces behind some of gaming’s most recognizable voices.
Ashley Johnson, who provides the voice of Ellie in all of Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us games, appeared in the show as the mother of a character she helped bring to life. It was a fitting and touching role for her to embody, and for some was also the first time they’d actually seen Johnson in the flesh.
Or, maybe not. While plenty of people were surprised to put a face to the voice, others found Johnson strangely familiar. Upon some searching, a chunk of the fandom realized that she enjoyed a minor role in the very first Avengers movie, back in 2012. The waitress seen midway through the film, who watches the invasion begin, and later provides an interview about Cap’s big save, is the one and