The unsung star of The Last of Us Part II had to pretend to be a baby
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Amy Johnston is carefully perched against the hip of her co-worker for the day, an animator by the name of Marianne Hayden. Its a strange scene, to say the least: two grown women in a mismatched embrace, one of them decked out in a Tron-like suit fitted with bright orange and green panels. Johnston slowly wags her legs and rests her head on Haydens shoulder. I loved it so much, Johnston says. It was very relaxing. Its nice to be a baby.
Johnston, an experienced stuntwoman, was helping animators for The Last of Us Part II capture movement for an in-game baby. Rather than suit up a real baby (just imagine the complications there), Hayden had asked Johnston to sub in. A little bit of quiet head bobbing, some long and curious stares …