The Last of Us star Bella Ramsey has marked Trans Day of Visibility by posting a cute childhood photo.
After her breakout role as young noblewoman Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, Bella, went on to appear in The Worst Witch, Becoming Elizabeth and Catherine Called Birdy before starring as Ellie alongside Pedro Pascal in the TV adaptation of video game The Last of Us.
The actor identifies as non-binary, but previously said she was ‘indifferent’ as to which pronouns are used, explaining that she ‘couldn’t care less’, but elected to use she/her pronouns.
This week Bella, 19, marked International Transgender Day of Visibility with a throwback photo.
‘Happy TDOV to this little dude!,’ she posted on Twitter.
‘I didn’t know the word non-binary in this picture. But I knew what it meant. Inherently.
‘Because I always was, and always will be. Lotsa love to all of my trans, enby and gender funky friends.’
Her The Last of Us co-star Melanie Lynskey also threw her support behind Bella, commenting: ‘You are so awesome.’
Earlier this year Bella told The New York Times that her gender had always been ‘very fluid’.
‘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.’
She also revealed that while filming the show she wore a chest binder, which helped her focus better on set.
Ahead of the show’s release, showrunner Craig Mazin spoke about the importance of Ellie’s sexual orientation being honoured in the TV series.
Like in the video game, the series revealed that she was in love with her best friend Riley, played by Storm Reid.
‘It’s not a spoiler – Ellie’s a lesbian,’ he said.
‘That’s just the way it is.’
When there were discussions about whether this fact might be omitted from the show, Bella told Yahoo Entertainment that she ‘wouldn’t have let that happen’.
‘It’s part of who she is and what I like about the show is that it’s not made into this huge deal.’
She added that she believed this part of the story was told ‘really well’.
The Last of Us is available to watch on Sky and NOW.
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