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Bella Ramsey Comes Out As Gender Fluid Ahead Of 'The Last Of Us' Premiere

Bella Ramsey Comes Out As Gender Fluid Ahead Of 'The Last Of Us' Premiere

Ramsey shot to fame as Lyanna Mormont in HBO's Game Of Thrones

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When you get your first credited role at the tender age of 10 on one of the biggest shows on television, it’s safe to assume that an actor doesn’t have to look back after that. Bella Ramsey landed the part of Lyanna Mormont, the non-nonsense head of House Mormont in HBO’s Game of Thrones, and won the hearts of millions as Bella became one of the fan-favorite characters. The Nottingham native has paired up alongside her Game of Thrones co-star, Pedro Pascal in the much-awaited video game to the live-action adaptation of The Last of Us. According to MEAWW, the young star made some clarifications about her gender identity, just a couple of days before the premiere of her latest show and the fans gave her nothing but overwhelming love and support. Bella opened up about being ‘gender-fluid’ and doesn’t want to stick to one label.

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In a candid interview with The New York Times, the 19-year-old dished out how getting called “he” and checking the “non-binary” column of any form has always excited her and it felt right. Ramsey doesn’t prefer “being gendered” and doesn’t put a lot of weight into pronouns. 

Bella quoted in the interview:

I guess my gender has always been very fluid. 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. I’m very much just a person. Being gendered isn’t something that I particularly like, but in terms of pronouns, I really couldn’t care less.

She recently received a Best Young Actor/Actress nomination at the Critics' Choice Awards for her role in Catherine Called Birdy where Bella plays the role of a young girl who is coming-of-age and learning to live with a free mindset but ends up getting stuck in problematic situations. The film received positive responses from critics and audiences alike as Bella’s career kept getting better and better with each role.

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Following the media buzz, her The Last of Us character named Ellie is all set to become the first queer female protagonist who is about to get featured in a major video game series and the writers of the show do not plan to “erase that representation” in reference to the sexuality of the protagonist.

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The first season of The Last Of Us which has been adapted from the popular game with the same title is about to cover the storyline from Part One of the game. The audience will see Pedro Pascal as Joel who is responsible for escorting Ellie, played by Bella Ramsey, across the post-apocalyptic United States. Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv, Nick Offerman, and Troy Baker will also appear as important characters in the show.

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The Last of Us premieres on January 15, 2023, at 9 pm EST exclusively on HBO and HBO Max.