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Bella Ramsey Was Denied Roles For This Insane Reason

Bella Ramsey Was Denied Roles For This Insane Reason

Bella Ramsey

The star of Game of Thrones and The Last of Us didn’t have it easy when their career first started.


Best known for playing Lyanna Mormont on Game of Thrones and Ellie Williams on The Last of Us, Bella Ramsey is currently one of the biggest stars in prestige television. Alas, things weren’t easy for the English nonbinary actor when they were starting out their career.

Twitter user @sourkettle re-shared an interview clip from the actor recalling a story about trying to land a part at the beginning of their career.

“I was told [in] one of my first auditions ever… The director really liked me, but I didn’t get the part because I didn’t have the ‘Hollywood look,’” Ramsey explained in the interview. “That’s something that I’ve always found very interesting.”

This re-shared clip of Ramsey currently has over 800,000 views on Twitter.

Between two landmark projects like Game of Thrones and The Last of Us, Ramsey starred in films such as Judy, Resistance, and Catherine Called Birdy. They also appeared on TV shows like His Dark Materials and Becoming Elizabeth. Recently, Ramsey made waves for their role in the witchy queer short film Requiem.

Despite speculation that Ramsey would be recast on The Last of Us due to the time-jump taking place in season two, HBO has already confirmed that the actor will return as Ellie for the second season – which is expected to follow the events of The Last of Us Part II videogame.

It’s a huge shame that Ramsey was denied roles based on a director’s idea of what a “Hollywood look” means. Nonetheless, it’s safe to say that Ramsey has gotten the last laugh, as their career couldn’t be any more successful right now.

How old is Bella Ramsey now?

Bella Ramsey is 19 years old as of this writing.

Will Bella Ramsey be in season 2 of The Last of Us?

Yes, Bella Ramsey will return for the second season of The Last of Us.

Is Bella Ramsey related to Gordon Ramsay?

No, Bella Ramsey and Gordon Ramsay are not related whatsoever.

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