The Last of Us star Bella Ramsey has come out as non binary
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The Last of Us actor Bella Ramsey has come out as non-binary.
During a candid interview with The New York Times, Ramsey explored the notion of gender and what it meant to them growing up.
They revealed how they loved being mistaken for a ‘boy’ when they was growing up.
“I guess my gender has always been very fluid,” Bella told the outlet.
“Someone would call me ‘she’ or ‘her’ and I wouldn’t think about it, but I knew that if someone called me ‘he’ it was a bit exciting.”
However, the actor admitted they would absolutely tick the ‘non-binary’ box if they saw it as an option on a form.
“I’m very much just a person,” they added.
“Being gendered isn’t something that I particularly like, but in terms of pronouns, I really couldn’t care less.”
The 19-year-old stars in the series based on the popular 2013 action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, officially making it the first television project from PlayStation Productions.
Just like the game, the HBO show will follow Joe Miller (played by Pedro Pascal), a smuggler who is tasked with escorting teenager Ellie (Ramsey) across the post-apocalyptic US while a zombie virus runs rampant.
The series will follow the events in the first game; however, it will incorporate elements from The Last of Us Part II, which is set five years after the first game.
Showrunner Craig Mazin revealed that he searched extensively to find his ‘Ellie’.
However, once he came across Ramsey, he knew they were a shoo-in for the role.
He told The Hollywood Reporter: “Bella felt so real. It was like Ellie realized in live action.
"It didn’t feel like watching an actor.”
When Ramsey showed up on set in Alberta, Canada, the actor was stuck in Covid-19 quarantine for two weeks and self-doubt began to creep in.
Bella recalled thinking: “'What am I doing here? You’ve chosen the wrong person’ — all of that goes around in your head.”
You can catch the first episode of The Last of Us on HBO and related streaming services like Sky Atlantic, NOW and Binge.
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