Bella Ramsey, 19, has revealed in an interview with the New York Times that she is gender fluid. The Game of Thrones fame actor was speaking to NYT ahead of the release of the HBO adaptation of the Naughty Dog video game The Last Of Us, where she stars as Ellie alongside Pedro Pascal as Joel.
“I guess my gender has always been very fluid,” Ramsey told the newspaper. “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.”
“I’m very much just a person,” Ramsey continued. “Being gendered isn’t something that I particularly like, but in terms of pronouns, I really couldn’t care less.”
Ramsey is best known for her starring as the young nobility Lyanna Mormont in the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2016–2019), as well as her later television appearance as Mildred Hubble in the 2017 CBBC series The Worst Witch.
With Luke Pearson, Kurt Mueller, and Stephanie Simpson, Ramsey received the 2019 BAFTA award for best “Children’s Animation” for her work as the voice of the title character in the 2018 Netflix original series Hilda.
Ramsey also debuted as a singer with the release of her first song, “The Life of Hilda,” on November 25, 2020.
She has recently been nominated for the Critics Choice Awards in the best young actor/actress category for the film Catherine Called Birdy. The award will air on Sunday, January 15.
In the interview, Ramsey expressed a thrill at being nominated for the award in a non-gender-specific category.