‘The Last of Us’ star Bella Ramsey opens up about being gender fluid: “I’m just a person”

Bella Ramsey
Bella Ramsey (Getty)

“In terms of pronouns, I really couldn’t care less.”


Bella Ramsey, star of HBO’s The Last Of Us, has spoken about her gender identity in a feature for The New York Times.

Ramsey became known for her role as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, going on to star as Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch, Angelica in His Dark Materials and Jane Gray in Becoming Elizabeth.

Bella Ramsey in Game of Thrones
Bella Ramsey in Game of Thrones

“I guess my gender has always been very fluid,” Ramsey said speaking to the outlet. “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.”

Then adding that they choose non-binary on forms when given the option.


When it comes to pronouns, Ramsey said she doesn’t really have a preference. “I’m very much just a person,” she said. “Being gendered isn’t something that I particularly like, but in terms of pronouns, I really couldn’t care less.”

The Last of Us (HBO)

Bella will next star as Ellie in the HBO adaptation of The Last of Us video games. 

The drama stars The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal as Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting teenager Ellie (Ramsey) out of a quarantine zone across a post-apocalyptic wasteland in the United States.

Ellie is also queer, and her sexuality is acknowledged as part of the story. 


The drama also stars Gabriel Luna, Anna Torv and Merle Dandridge, with support from Nico Parker, Murray Bartlett, Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, Lamar Johnson, Keivonn Woodard, Graham Greene, Elaine Miles, Storm Reid, Scott Shepherd, Troy Baker, Jeffrey Pierce, Ashley Johnson and Rutina Wesley.


Trailer below.