Culture news Netflix: The Last of Us fans want to change the main actress for season 2
Published on 03/01/2023 at 21:01
Should we recast the character of Ellie for the sequel to The Last of Us series? Some fans don’t have the slightest doubt that Bella Ramsey really isn’t cut out for the role…
The Last of Us, the series: fans worried about Ellie
Less than two weeks from the start of its broadcast on HBO Max, the TV series inspired by the game The Last of Us is the subject of heated debate on social networks. Fans are wondering in particular about the ability of actress Bella Ramsey to embody a character as iconic as that of Ellie whose evolution has left a lasting mark on the players. We must recognize that Ellie is not one of those hollow figures that we forget as soon as the game is over. His painful journey in The Last of Us helped demonstrate that the video game knew how to defend itself when it came to moving the player in the most scathing way possible. Heartbreaking from start to finish, would The Last of Us’ narrative work as well if Ellie’s character writing didn’t exactly match the evolution that can be read on the girl’s face within the game? ? By force of circumstance, Ellie’s fragility indeed gives way to a maturity that is expressed through violence in a context where only the law of the strongest remains. So inevitably, fans apprehend the treatment of this character by the adaptation scheduled for HBO Max on January 15… to the point of letting their a priori speak before the start of the series.
A new Ellie for season 2?
What some The Last of Us fans are clamoring for is that a new cast for the character of Ellie be done if a second season is confirmed for the series. Especially if the events of The Last of Us Part II, set five years later, are to be addressed there. According to them, you don’t have to wait for the start of the broadcast to know that actress Bella Ramsey will not be up to it. Especially since other actresses seem more cut out for the role, as indicated by this message posted on Twitter to highlight Ellie’s resemblance to Portuguese actress Alba Baptista (Warrior Nun).
Alba Baptista would be a perfect Ellie for season 2 of The Last of Us on HBO.
If the comparison is quite relevant, the least you can do is wait for the start of the broadcast of the series The Last of Us on HBO Max before criticizing the performance of Bella Ramsey in the main role. This one will not be in any case the only one to be judged with intransigence by the fans since Pedro Pacal (The Mandalorian) will also have a lot to do to live up to the character that Joel represents. Recall that both had already had a role in the Game of Thrones series playing Oberyn Martell and Lyanna Mormont. And their duo could surprise more than one.
The Last of Us series is announced for January 15 on HBO Max.
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