From very early on, celebrities and video games have been very happily intertwined. In most cases, this involves making a game based around the celebrity, like the classic Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out, or the far-less-classic Michael Jordan: Chaos In The Windy City. But sometimes, a game will put a celebrity into a game that isn’t about them and the results can become all the more baffling..
From wrestlers in non-wrestling games, to beloved 80s sitcom characters going on murderous rampages, and even to US Presidents rolling up their sleeves and violently taking care of business, here are some of the weirdest, most unexpected celebrity appearances in video game history.
18. Chloë Grace Moretz – Dishonored
Ever since her breakout performance as the young superhero Hit-Girl in 2010’s Kick-Ass, Chloë Grace Moretz has been one of Hollywood’s most sought-after young stars. While the majority of her roles have been in big screen entertainment, Moretz has ventured into voice work from time to time. Unsurprisingly, Moretz reprised her role as Hit-Girl in the Kick-Ass tie-in video game, but it was an awful game that not many people played.
Fortunately, Moretz followed that up with an appearance in Dishonored, a 2012 stealth action game that won numerous game of the year awards. Moretz starred as Lady Emily Kaldwin, who would go on to be one of the lead protagonists of Dishonored 2. For whatever reason, Moretz decided not to reprise her as Emily for the sequel (though she easily could have given that, like Emily herself, she had become an adult in the time since the original Dishonored’s release) and was replaced by Erica Lutrell.