Bella Ramsey ‘Failed’ Driving Test, Saw Show Adverts

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  • Ramsey stars as Ellie in HBO’s “The Last of Us,” which debuted in January. 
  • Bella Ramsey said that she passed billboards for the show while taking her driving test. 
  • Ramsey told the BBC that it’s “weirder” seeing the billboards at home in the UK than in LA. 

Bella Ramsey said that as she was failing her driving test in the United Kingdom, she repeatedly drove past billboards advertising HBO’s “The Last of Us,” in which she stars.

While Ramsey has acted in other massive titles like HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” where she played Lyanna Mormont, “The Last of Us” is her most high-profile role to date. However, adjusting to the fame, she told the BBC, has been a bizarre experience, particularly back at home in Leicestershire, England. 

“It’s weirder seeing billboards locally than it was in LA,” the actor told the BBC. “I took my driving test the other day – which I failed – and during that I kept driving past the billboards, which was quite strange.”

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in "The Last of Us"

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey in “The Last of Us.”

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In “The Last of Us,” the 19-year-old actor plays Ellie, a young teen who is immune to the Cordyceps fungus that transforms humans into violent creatures that threaten to further spread the infection. She stars alongside fellow “Game of Thrones” alum Pedro Pascal, who plays Joel, a man reluctantly escorting Ellie cross-country in the hopes of introducing her to a group seeking a cure. The show is adapted from the popular 2013 video game of the same name. 

In addition to her role in “Game of Thrones,” Ramsey has also appeared in HBO’s “His Dark Materials,” and starred in the Lena Dunham-directed medieval coming-of-age film “Catherine Called Birdy” in 2022. 

While HBO has yet to confirm a second season of “The Last of Us,” Ramsey told the BBC that she thought a renewal was “pretty likely” as long as “people keep watching” the series.

According to HBO, the series premiere was watched by 4.7 million viewers on television and HBO Max when it was released on Sunday, January 15, making it one of the network’s biggest premieres alongside “Boardwalk Empire” in 2010 and “House of the Dragon” in 2022. 



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