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After Games of Thrones Unceremoniously Killed Her Character, The Last of Us Star Bella Ramsey is Happy the Show Let Her Get Emotional Closure: “You don’t often get the chance to do that”

After Games of Thrones Unceremoniously Killed Her Character, The Last of Us Star Bella Ramsey is Happy the Show Let Her Get Emotional Closure: "You don't often get the chance to do that"

With her most recent appearance in the famous series The Last of Us, Bella Ramsey, the talented actress who captured viewers’ hearts with her depiction of the stubborn and tough Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, has made a victorious return to the small screen. However, it seems that Ramsey was unhappy with the way her character’s tale in Game of Thrones was resolved, and she is glad to have the chance to explore more emotional nuance in her part in The Last of Us.

Bella Ramsey
Bella Ramsey

Abrupt Endings and Emotional Closure

Many fans of Game of Thrones were disappointed with the lack of closure when Bella Ramsey‘s character was abruptly killed. But, Bella Ramsey had the chance to go further into the emotions of her character Ellie in The Last of Us, who goes through a variety of dramatic emotions throughout the series.

The Last of Us is a post-apocalyptic television series that takes place in a world where a fungus outbreak has transformed the majority of people into zombie-like creatures. In order to discover a cure and restore mankind, the series chronicles the adventure of Ellie, a young girl resistant to the virus, and Joel, a grizzled survivor.

Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us
Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us

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As Joel, played by Pedro Pascal, sustains a dangerous injury, we see Ellie tending to him in episode 7. The narrative of Ellie’s infection is revealed to viewers through flashbacks that provide insight into Ellie’s background. Ramsey’s performance was acclaimed for its intensity and genuine passion in the scene where Ellie accepts her illness, which served as a turning point in the play.

Bella Ramsey herself expressed gratitude for the chance to depict such a complicated and emotional sequence, adding,

“I think that Ellie’s response is such intense emotion that she doesn’t know what to do with. It becomes very outward and expressive and explosive. That was really cool. I was very much trusting Craig and Liza [Johnson], the director, to guide me in that way. I loved that scene. I love scenes where you get to feel things really intensely, because you don’t often get the chance to do that in a super safe space. To get that chance was awesome.”

Ellie responds to her illness with the same burning rage we have come to know about her as a teenager this season. We hope that her outburst would motivate her to assist Joel and help them continue their path.

The Last of Us vs Game of Thrones

Bella Ramsey’s experience on The Last of Us is very different from what she had on Game of Thrones. While the latter was clearly a huge success and the beginning of her career, many fans were disappointed by the abrupt and unceremonious demise of her character.

Bella Ramsey in GOT
Bella Ramsey in GOT

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Ramsey has, however, seemed to have the chance to delve into a much broader and more sophisticated character in The Last of Us. Ellie is a survivor, but she is also young, vulnerable, and struggling to make sense of the atrocities she has encountered. It has been noted that Bella Ramsey’s performance brought a new level of passion to the program and perfectly captured the complexity and depth of Ellie’s character.

Bella Ramsey’s career is undoubtedly rising as The Last of Us continues to amass fans and garner favorable reviews. It’s intriguing to watch where her acting career will go next because her ability and emotional range are clearly evident in this new part.

Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us
Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us

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It’s great to witness an actress like Bella Ramsey who is ready to explore the deeper, more emotional sides of her characters in a world where we are continually exposed to shallow and superficial media. She has discovered a venue to display her abilities with The Last of Us, and we can’t wait to see what she accomplishes next.

Source: Fanfest

Written by Minhaz Ahamed

Minhaz is a writer who delves into the complexities of the human experience through his writings, with a focus on cinema, psychology, and philosophy. He finds solace in writing and uses it as a means of exploring and understanding the world.