Bella Ramsey opens up about mental health issues in a magazine interview   – while promoting The Last Of Us

Bella Ramsey opens up about mental health issues in a magazine interview – while promoting The Last Of Us

Bella Ramsey opens up about mental health issues in a magazine interview while promoting The Last Of Us

  • The 19-year-old English actress reflected on her departure from The Worst Witch, which she announced in an Instagram post in February 2020, urging her followers to make their mental health a priority
  • “I know there was a lot of publicity 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 by this point I had resolved many of my mental health issues. And then 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. This isn’t something I want to expand on and have the recurring issues that come out of this first season. I don’t have to or want to do that anymore,” she clarified
  • Bella portrays the teenage Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of the video game The Last Of Us, set in the post-apocalyptic United States

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

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

“I know there was a lot of publicity 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: Bella Ramsey, shown in Los Angeles earlier this month, has spoken about her departure from children's television series The Worst Witch after leaving the CBBC show in 2020 after three seasons

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

“I would say the more accurate description is that by this point I had resolved many of my mental health issues. And then 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. This isn’t something I want to expand on and have the recurring issues that come out of this first season. I don’t have to or want to do that anymore,” she clarified.

Bella developed what she later came to know as an eating disorder while filming season one and despite vowing to leave the series, she returned to portray Mildred Hubble for seasons two and three before announcing her departure.

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

Bella portrays the teenage Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of the video game The Last Of Us, set in the post-apocalyptic United States.

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

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

Mental health: The actress announced she was quitting the role of Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch in a February 2020 Instagram post, urging her followers to make their mental health a priority

Mental health: The actress announced she was quitting the role of Mildred Hubble in The Worst Witch in a February 2020 Instagram post, urging her followers to make their mental health a priority

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

The dystopian drama, directed by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, drew 4.7 million viewers on linear TV and HBO Max on Sunday.

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

Live-Action Adaptation: Bella portrays the teenage Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of the video game The Last Of Us, set in the post-apocalyptic United States

Live-Action Adaptation: Bella portrays the teenage Ellie in the live-action film adaptation of the video game The Last Of Us, set in the post-apocalyptic United States

Problems solved: “I would say the more accurate description is that by this point I had solved a lot of my mental health problems.  And then 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.  This isn't something I want to expand on and have the recurring issues that come out of this first season.  I don't have to or want to do that anymore,

Problems solved: “I would say the more accurate description is that by this point I had solved a lot of my mental health problems. And then 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. This isn’t something I want to expand on and have the recurring issues that come out of this first season. I don’t have to or want to do that anymore,” Bella, who debuted in Los Angeles earlier this month, said of her exit from The Worst Witch.

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

It currently has a “Certified Freshness” rating of 99% critic approval (out of 102 reviews) and a 96% viewer rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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

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

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