Dutch fashion model Ella Freya has confirmed that she is the face and/or actress of Ashley from the Resident Evil 4 remake.
The long-awaited Resident Evil 4 remake was finally announced this week, with its debut trailer featuring protagonist Leon Kennedy on the hunt for US President’s daughter Ashley Graham.
Shortly after the trailer was posted, Freya confirmed that she was behind the new Ashley shown in the trailer. She wrote:
When I saw the trailer, I almost cried. I am so happy now. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
She later added:
I’m so excited to join the RE family.
Freya lives in Japan and occasionally streams video games on her YouTube channel. Most likely, she only planted her RE4 appearance, just like Russian model Alexandra Zotova formed the basis of Jill Valentine in the Resident Evil 3 remake.
The original Ashley from Resident Evil 4 in 2005 was based on model Brooke Elizabeth Matheson and voiced by actress Carolyn Lawrence.
Debuting during Thursday’s PlayStation State of Play broadcast, RE4 Remake will release on March 24, 2023 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. The game will also support PlayStation VR2.