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Bella Ramsey discusses mental health issues while promoting The Last Of Us in magazine interview

Bella Ramsey discusses mental health issues while promoting The Last Of Us in magazine interview

  • The 19-year-old English actress reflected on her departure from The Worst Witch that she announced in February 2020 in an Instagram post in which she urged her followers to prioritize their mental health.
  • ‘I know it’s been highly publicized that I left [The Worst Witch] for mental health reasons,” Bella told Elle in an interview while promoting her new HBO series, The Last Of Us.
  • “I would say the most accurate description is that I had resolved a lot of my mental health issues at that point. And so the idea was, ‘I’m not going to do this fourth season because it’s not worth it, because I’m in a better place now. That’s not something I want to continue to linger on and have the recurring issues that came up in season one. I don’t need or want to do this anymore’, she clarified.
  • Bella plays teenager Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of the video game The Last Of Us, set in a post-apocalyptic United States.

Bella Ramsey has spoken about her departure from the children’s television series The Worst Witch after leaving the CBBC show in 2020 after three seasons.

The 19-year-old English actress has reflected on her departure from The Worst Witch, which she announced in February 2020 in an Instagram post in which she urged her followers to prioritize their mental health.

‘I know it’s been highly publicized that I left [The Worst Witch] for mental health reasons,” Bella told Elle in an interview while promoting her new HBO series, The Last Of Us.

Opening up: Bella Ramsey, screened earlier this month in Los Angeles, opened up about her departure from the children's television series The Worst Witch after leaving the CBBC show in 2020 after three seasons

Opening up: Bella Ramsey, screened earlier this month in Los Angeles, opened up about her departure from the children’s television series The Worst Witch after leaving the CBBC show in 2020 after three seasons

“I would say the most accurate description is that I had resolved a lot of my mental health issues at that point. And so the idea was, ‘I’m not going to do this fourth season because it’s not worth it, because I’m in a better place now. That’s not something I want to continue to linger on and have the recurring issues that came up in season one. I don’t need or want to do that anymore,’ she clarified.

Bella developed what she later understood to be an eating disorder during the filming of the first season and, despite promising to leave the series, returned to portray Mildred Hubble in seasons two and three before announcing her departure.

English actress Lydia Page, 20, took on the role of Mildred in season four.

Bella plays teenage Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of the video game The Last Of Us set in a post-apocalyptic USA.

New series: The 19-year-old English actress and Pedro Pascal star in the HBO series The Last Of Us based on the video game

New series: The 19-year-old English actress and Pedro Pascal star in the HBO series The Last Of Us based on the video game

Mental health: The actress announced that she was stepping down from her role of Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch in a February 2020 Instagram post in which she urged her followers to prioritize her mental health.

Mental health: The actress announced that she was stepping down from her role of Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch in a February 2020 Instagram post in which she urged her followers to prioritize her mental health.

The film also stars Pedro Pascal, 47, hardened survivor Joel, who is hired to smuggle Ellie out of an oppressive quarantine zone.

The dystopian drama created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann managed to amass 4.7 million viewers on linear TV and HBO Max on Sunday.

The Last Of Us – set 20 years after a global pandemic – marked the cable network’s second-biggest debut after House Of The Dragon’s historic 9.986 million views last August.

Live-action adaptation: Bella plays teenager Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of The Last Of Us video game set in post-apocalyptic America.

Live-action adaptation: Bella plays teenager Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of The Last Of Us video game set in post-apocalyptic America.

Issues resolved: 'I would say the most accurate description is that I had resolved a lot of my mental health issues at that point.  And so the idea was, 'I'm not going to do this fourth season because it's not worth it, because I'm in a better place now.  That's not something I want to continue to linger on and have the recurring issues that came up in season one.  I don't need or want to do that anymore,' said Bella, shown earlier this month in Los Angeles, about her departure from The Worst Witch.

Issues resolved: ‘I would say the most accurate description is that I had resolved a lot of my mental health issues at that point. And so the idea was, ‘I’m not going to do this fourth season because it’s not worth it, because I’m in a better place now. That’s not something I want to continue to linger on and have the recurring issues that came up in season one. I don’t need or want to do that anymore,’ said Bella, shown earlier this month in Los Angeles, about her departure from The Worst Witch.

The Last of Us also features Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid, Gabriel Luna, Merle Dandridge and Anna Torv.

It currently has a 99% ‘certified fresh’ critical approval rating (from 102 reviews) and a 96% viewership score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Bella previously played Lyanna Mormont on the HBO fantasy series Game Of Thrones.

HBO star: Bella previously played Lyanna Mormont in HBO's fantasy series Game Of Thrones

HBO star: Bella previously played Lyanna Mormont in HBO’s fantasy series Game Of Thrones

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