Bella Ramsey sat down with SheKnows to talk about her role in the upcoming series, among other matters. Though Ramsey seems to fully understand the trepidation of fans regarding whether the HBO series will do justice to “The Last of Us,” the young actor had some reassuring words to share.
“I know there were people worried about it, of course,” Ramsey said. “When something is so precious to you as a viewer — as a gamer — of course, you’re going to be worried about the adaptation.” Though fans have yet to see the series, it must be encouraging to know that its star has so much reverence for the source material.
“I think people are going to love it. It very much follows the emotional beats of the game, and it’s very respectful of the game and honors the game.” Ramsey went on. “The Last of Us” is regularly brought up among the best games of all time and is particularly highly regarded for its morally complex plot (via Medium), and video game adaptations don’t have the best track record, so fans should feel reassured by the promise that HBO’s “The Last of Us” respects its source material.
Ramsey did point out that there would be some changes made to the story in order to expand it for the series. “It explores different avenues that weren’t explored so much in the game,” she said. “I do think people are going to love it. I hope they do.” Well, with “The Last of Us” director Neil Druckmann creating and co-writing the series with Craig Mazin (“Chernobyl”), hopefully the adaptation will live up fan expectations.