The Last of Us‘ Bella Ramsey’s performance as the TV show version of Ellie “really blew away” Ashley Johnson, the actor who plays Ellie in the video game.
The Last of Us’ Ashley Johnson (Game Ellie) praises Bella Ramsey (TV Ellie)
Johnson’s praise for Ramsey is heard in the latest episode of “Building The Last of Us.” This episode features both Joel actors and both Ellie actors, providing an overview of the two characters from the perspective of both the game and TV show.
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Johnson continued to talk about Bella’s portrayal of Ellie, saying:
It’s [almost as if we’ve] been waiting for this moment for Bella to be able to bring this character to screen because it’s like seeing Ellie the video game character come to life.
Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann provides additional commentary as the relationship between Joel and Ellie is explored.
The first season of The Last of Us TV show has now come to a close, with events leading up to the end of the first game. The finale was watched by a record-breaking number of viewers, despite competition from the Oscars.
For those who have watched the finale, you’ll be interested to learn that the TV show almost ended differently.