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 sort of been publicized a lot 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 more accurate description is that I had resolved a lot of my mental health problems by that point. And then the idea was that, ‘I’m not going to do this fourth season because it’s not worth it, because I’m in a better place now. This is not something that I want to continue to string out and have the recurring issues that stem from that first season. I don’t need or want to do this anymore,’ she clarified 
  • Bella portrays teenager Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of The Last Of Us video game set in a post-apocalyptic US 

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

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 sort of been publicized a lot 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, shown earlier this month in Los Angeles, has opened about her departure from The Worst Witch children's television series after leaving the CBBC show in 2020 after three seasons

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

‘I would say the more accurate description is that I had resolved a lot of my mental health problems by that point. And then the idea was that, ‘I’m not going to do this fourth season because it’s not worth it, because I’m in a better place now. This is not something that I want to continue to string out and have the recurring issues that stem from that first season. I don’t need or want to do this anymore,’ she clarified.

Bella developed what she later understood to be an eating disorder while filming season one and despite vowing to leave the series returned to portray Mildred Hubble for seasons two and three before announcing her exit.

English actress Lydia Page, 20, took over the role of Mildred for season four.

Bella portrays teenager Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of The Last Of Us video game set in a post-apocalyptic US.

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 she was leaving the role of Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch in an Instagram post in February 2020 in which she urged her followers to prioritize their mental health

Mental health: The actress announced she was leaving the role of Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch in an Instagram post in February 2020 in which she urged her followers to prioritize their 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 4.7M viewers across linear TV and HBO Max on Sunday.

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

Live-action adaptation: Bella portrays teenager Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of The Last Of Us video game set in a post-apocalyptic US

Live-action adaptation: Bella portrays teenager Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of The Last Of Us video game set in a post-apocalyptic US

Problems resolved: 'I would say the more accurate description is that I had resolved a lot of my mental health problems by that point. And then the idea was that, 'I'm not going to do this fourth season because it's not worth it, because I'm in a better place now. This is not something that I want to continue to string out and have the recurring issues that stem from that first season. I don't need or want to do this anymore,' Bella, shown earlier this month in Los Angeles, said of her exit from The Worst Witch

Problems resolved: ‘I would say the more accurate description is that I had resolved a lot of my mental health problems by that point. And then the idea was that, ‘I’m not going to do this fourth season because it’s not worth it, because I’m in a better place now. This is not something that I want to continue to string out and have the recurring issues that stem from that first season. I don’t need or want to do this anymore,’ Bella, shown earlier this month in Los Angeles, said of her exit 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 ‘certified fresh’ 99% critic approval rating (out of 102 reviews) and a 96% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Bella previously portrayed Lyanna Mormont in the HBO fantasy series Game Of Thrones.

HBO star: Bella previously portrayed Lyanna Mormont in the HBO fantasy series Game Of Thrones

HBO star: Bella previously portrayed Lyanna Mormont in the HBO fantasy series Game Of Thrones

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