Bella Ramsey was encouraged not to play the game template

Following on from Pedro Pascal, Bella Ramsey has also confirmed that she wasn’t overly involved with the video game template prior to launch and during the filming of The Last of Us.

“The Last of Us” will soon be hitting TV screens – this time not as a game, but as a TV series. The cast of the production includes Bella Ramsey, who took on the role of Ellie.

But what experience could Ramsey have with the video game template? Not much. In an interview, the actors indicated that they were even encouraged not to play “the video game on which the series is based”.

After the first audition, Ramsey was asked if she had ever played a game from the popular Naughty Dog series, to which she replied “no”. “Leave it at that”, she was told afterwards.

The advice didn’t stop Ramsey from at least checking out what’s coming up on YouTube. “I watched some gameplay footage on YouTube to get an idea,” she said in the interview.

In the end, she is very excited that the series is finally being released. “It was such a big part of my life. I shot a whole year, which is quite a long time if you’ve only lived 19 years.”

Joel actor has also waived

Pedro Pascal, who took on the role of Joel, also largely avoided the source material. In an earlier interview, the actor pointed out that he only briefly saw his nephew play The Last of Us. “I watched as long as I could. And then I had to leave Florida,” he said a few months ago.

Pascal feared that if he delved too deeply into the original scenes, he would imitate Joel too rigidly from the game. Under certain circumstances this could be a bug according to Pascal. For this reason, Ramsey may have been advised to do without video games for the time being.

And another small detail leaked out: Ramsey received a small assignment from her colleague at the end of the shooting, as she said in the last interview: “Pedro [Pascal] wrote me a card at the end that read: How interesting that something so big and life-changing has to happen so early in your life and so late in mine. I thought that was a really nice comment and just had a great time.”


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