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Pedro Pascal Praises Bella Ramsey For Bringing Out The Best In Him

Pedro Pascal is full of praise for his The Last of Us co-star Bella Ramsey. 

During a chat with fellow actor Steven Yeun for Variety’s Actors on Actors, Pedro shared some insight into what it was like working with Bella:

“I couldn’t have asked for a more anchoring, generous, thoughtful teenager,” he said of his co-star who was just 17 (now 19) when filming began. “And I don’t mean to say that in a patronising way but it’s just the way it is.”

Pedro portrays Joel in the series, a dad scarred by the death of his daughter, who takes Bella’s character Ellie through a post-apocalyptic America in the hope of finding a cure for a wild infection causing people to turn into zombies. The pair develop a father-daughter relationship through the series.

“I relied on Bella for so much of the experience. And it was weird because it was easy for us to focus on what we were meant to fulfil and the kind of chemistry we were supposed to have, and we were both really sort of scared and shy about that, but I guess Bella just inspired me to be mature about it psychologically in a way.”

He adds that he’s never “met anybody like Bella” and felt “truly inspired and humbled” by them.

“They brought the best out of me as a person.”


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Pedro and Bella had previously worked on Game of Thrones where Pedro starred as Oberyn Martell, a member of House Martell, and Bella as young noblewoman Lyanna Mormont.

During the chat, Pedro and Stephen, who stars in The Walking Dead, connected over their experiences of working on end-of-the-world scenarios – the depth, the commitment and the journey of bonding with other cast mates. You can watch their full chat HERE.

(Feature Image Credit:  Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic via Getty Images)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter and the founder of positive celebrity news site CelebrityKind. (She's also a mummy-of-3, chocoholic and Opraholic!)