Bella Ramsey isn't gay, but she isn't straight either. The Last of Us cast identifies herself as gender fluid, which means she is flexible about sexual orientation. Regarding pronouns, the 19-year-old actress claims that she doesn't care what people call her but Bella finds it exciting when someone calls her 'he'.
The Last of Us, an HBO Max post-apocalyptic drama series, is based on the 2013 video game of the same name created by Naughty Dog. A smuggler named Joel is charged with getting the 14-year-old Ellie out of a harsh zone safely. The story is set a few decades after the destruction of contemporary civilization.
Joel's work, which first seems like any other smuggling operation, quickly transforms into a dangerous and life-altering journey as the two rely on one another to survive the vicious beasts they encounter on their voyage across the nation. Joel and Ellie's horrific struggle against zombies and creatures, which was conceived for the screen by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, is also fairly symbolic of their personal demons that the two fight off during their voyage, making it even more riveting viewing.
On the other hand, Bella Ramsey (who plays the role of Ellie) is making headlines because of her sexuality. The 19-year-old recently opened up about what the young actress prefers to be called. So, follow the article below if you wonder if Bella is gay.
No, Bella Ramsey Isn’t Gay: The Last of Us Cast Identifies Herself as Gender Fluid!
By now, many of us are certain that Bella Ramsey is definitely not straight. However, Bella isn't gay either. Yes, The Last of Us cast recently addressed that she identifies herself as gender fluid. The Ellie actress discussed her views on gender in an interview with The New York Times. She explained,
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.
Regarding pronouns, Ramsey stated that she is unconcerned about what others use for her but checks the nonbinary option on a form. She added,
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.
A person who identifies as gender fluid is flexible in their sexual orientation. They may identify as one gender, several genders, or none, depending on how they express their gender. Additionally, throughout time, their gender identity and expression may evolve.
Ramsey (@bellaramsey) plays The Last of Us' iconic protagonist Ellie, and early reviews have praised their portrayal as "simply electrifying." Ellie is a courageous teen struggling for her life. Additionally, we also learn she is a lesbian in the games. Ramsey is also up for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer, which she described as "pleasing" because it is a category that is open to people of all genders.
Ellie is one of the few LGBTQ+ characters on the show, which also stars Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman as the tragic lovebirds, Bill and Frank. While Ellie's sexual orientation is still unknown, the fact that Euphoria star Storm Reid will be playing Riley Abel suggests that the young same-sex relationship featured in The Last of Us: Left Behind, a 2014 video game expansion, may be addressed.
Creator Craig Mazin Revealed That They Interviewed Over 100 Candidates Before Selecting Bella Ramsey for the Role of Ellie!
Bella Ramsey won considerable praise for her performance as Lyanna Mormont in the final seasons of Game of Thrones. After that program ended, she was cast in HBO's The Last of Us, an adaptation of the hugely successful Naughty Dog computer game, as Ellie. Craig Mazin, the creator of The Last of Us, has spoken about how challenging it was to find the ideal Ellie. Mazin explained,
We're looking for a child, or somebody that can convincingly portray a child, who has this preternatural wisdom with this impossible combination of youth and experience. Plus, she needs to be funny, tough, violent and protective of herself. She also needs to make us believe that she's going to have this connection with Joel, so it took longer.
Mazin stated that they interviewed about 100 candidates for Ellie before deciding on Ramsey. Prior to the release of The Last of Us, Ramsey talked about how she handled the negative fan reaction to her selection to play Ellie, stating that she had never encountered anything like it before. She added,
There would be times I'd find it funny. Then I'd get to the end of a 10-minute scrolling session, put my phone down and realize: Maybe that was a bad idea.
However, Ramsey believes that fans of the video game will also like the show. And it seems many viewers have already liked the show, even though only 1 episode of the series has been premiered.
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