Bella Ramsey says The Last of Us fans made fun of their head shape when they were cast as Ellie
15 February 2023, 14:50 | Updated: 21 December 2023, 17:07
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Bella Ramsey has opened up about how bad the trolling was after they were cast as Ellie in The Last of Us.
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It's impossible to imagine The Last of Us series without Bella Ramsey. Not only does Bella bring Ellie to life perfectly but their performance also gives the show a much-needed sense of warmth and humour. Whether it's cracking up Pedro Pascal's Joel with those iconic jokes or befriending new characters like Sam, it's easy to see why the creators of the series fell in love with Bella.
However, when it was first announced that Bella would play Ellie, the news was met with digusting hate comments from gamers who were upset that Bella looked different to Ellie in the games. Now, Bella has opened up about how bad the trolling was.
Speaking to GQ UK about the hate that they were subject to after the casting announcement, Bella revealed that "everyone" made fun of their "square head" and they became addicted to doom-scrolling on social media to see all the worst comments.
Bella revealed: "You’re looking for a comment that’s more painful than the last one. I’d kid myself that I was doing it in jest."
Bella then explained that the comments still have a negative effect, saying: "I wish I could say that I was confident enough [already] that it hasn’t affected me in any way, but it has."
However, Bella added that they're proud of the work that they've done: "I’m just glad I could do that for them and for the show and for Ellie. I want to do her justice."
Thankfully, it seems as though Bella's experience filming The Last of Us has been nothing but positive. Discussing the show and what it's really like on set, Bella said: "I love it so much. And the people: [showrunner] Craig [Mazin], Pedro. I want to spend all my time with them. I’ve gained two fathers, in a way."
Bella ended by teasing that they would love to do many more seasons of The Last of Us. She said: "Signing on to a series is such a risk, because if I hate this, then I’m potentially tied into it for years. I didn’t want to be tied into something I didn’t enjoy. But I would honestly do this for years."
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