Bella Ramsey said she didn’t have a Hollywood look
DESPITE As one of the most talked about young actresses of our time, starring in a popular television series, Bella Ramsey’s path to fame was not easy.
A clip has surfaced online showing the 19-year-old being interviewed by entertainment reporter and podcaster Kevin McCarthy last year. In the clip, Ramsey and director Lena Dunham were promoting “A Catherine Called Birdie” and McCarthy asked the two if there was anything they wanted to change early in their careers.
Ramsey, who is non-binary and uses the pronouns they/they, then told the story of how the director criticized their looks during one of their very first auditions.
“The director really liked me, but I didn’t get the part because I didn’t have the ‘Hollywood look,'” Ramsey said in a short snippet, using air quotation marks to emphasize the end of the statement. “And that’s something I’ve always found very interesting.”
Many netizens were stunned by the comment and most of them said it was very hurtful to say to a small child.
Thankfully, it was clear that the criticism had no effect on Ramsey’s rise to Hollywood. They first gained attention for playing a brave child warrior in Lady Mormont. Game of Thronesand plays a prominent role as the vulnerable but brave Ellie. Last of us along with co-star Pedro Pascal.