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The star of The Last of Us responds to harsh criticism: “Sometimes it’s even funny”

The cast was anything but written in the stars. The choice of Bella Ramsey as the main character of Ellie in The last of us it initially received little acclaim among fans of the critically acclaimed video game on which the HBO Max series is based. She has now responded to her for the first time. “It’s only recently that I’ve been able to accept it.”

Not only Pedro Pascal had to fight for the leading role The last of us. But then give us the actor’s twelve tough opponents. After all, no one gets out of a ring of angry social media reactions in one piece. Bella Ramsey also experienced this firsthand when the producers of HBO Max announced her role as Ellie to the world.

Criticism of the casting of The Last of Us

Of course, the pressure is not enviable. Much deeper than is usually possible with series or movies, players develop a deep connection to the characters they embody through the controllers, so to speak. But that conditional love comes with expectations.

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Bella Ramsey as Ellie (Image: HBO Max)

in a interview met the hollywood reporter gave the showrunner of The last of us that the bar was ridiculously high. For example, fans complained that Pedro Pascal can’t grow a beard and is therefore not cut out for the role of Joel Miller.

And for nearly a decade, “fan castings” circulated on social media, even before the HBO Max film adaptation. It’s not exactly a temperate climate where everyone enthusiastically warms up without a problem. both ex game of ThronesThe actors were the same reproaches thrown into the ears. It is true that neither Pascal nor Ramsey resemble the original characters in appearance. Only in the case of the then 17-year-old British actress did it go a step further.

“She is not handsome enough.” “She identifies as nonbinaryso the choice fell solely on her for the to appease the LGBTQ community.” “Too limited as an actress.” “Inexperienced.” All pure nonsense, of course. But a great snack to digest for a teenager making her way through the world. “It was the first time I had to deal with negative reactions.”

Bella Ramsey responds

“There were times when I thought it was funny,” he recalls of The last of usstar, who is now 19 years old, during a interview met The New York Times. “Then I’d get to the end of a 10-minute scrolling session, put my phone down, and realize maybe it was a bad idea.”

for now has The last of usstar Bella Ramsey was able to happily wash the dredge. “I’ve recently accepted that I’m Ellie, that I can do it, and that I’m a good actress,” she says. “But that feeling only lasts a few weeks and then I think I’m terrible again. That’s just the process.”

Uncertainty is part of being an artist, but so far Ramsey is fantastic on the HBO Max hit and is definitely an excellent choice for the role. Talent always comes to the surface and his is indisputable. “There are no limits for me. They can make as many games as they want, as many series as they want, I’m staying here, “he says firmly. “Ellie and I are intertwined.”

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The star of The Last of Us responds to harsh criticism: “Sometimes it’s even funny”

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