Bella Ramsey spoke to The New York Times about “The Last of Us,” and when the subject of the initial backlash came up, Ramsey replied, “It’s the first time I’ve ever reacted negatively to anything. There would be times I thought that was funny. Then I got to the end of a 10-minute scrolling session, put my phone down and realized, maybe that was a bad idea.” It’s a shame Ramsey felt that way, and it’s a good reminder that the People you talk about online have the potential to read what you write about them.
Ramsey continued, “It’s only recently that I’ve accepted that I’m Ellie and I can do it and I’m a good actor, but that’s going to take a couple of weeks and then I’ll just think I’m awful again the process.” Some fans of The Last of Us have something to say about the casting of the HBO series. Even Pedro Pascal, though he’s proven what he’s capable of as an actor in Game of Thrones and The Mandalorian , faced significant backlash as fans believed he wouldn’t grow Joel’s iconic beard (via The Hollywood Reporter).
Ultimately, it’s best to let the art speak for itself. The Last of Us Episode 1 debuts January 15 on HBO Max, and hopefully Ramsey and Pascal will prove all the haters wrong.