Bella Ramsey Wore A Chest Binder 90% Of The Time While Shooting "The Last Of Us"

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Bella Ramsey says she wore a chest binder while filming The Last of Us — and it made a big difference for her.

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Last month, Bella came out as nonbinary, opening up about how she’s always felt very “fluid” about her gender.

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While she admitted that being gendered isn’t something that she particularly likes, when it comes to pronouns, she “really couldn’t care less.”

And although she’s shared that she’s still “getting comfortable with and owning” who she is, Bella recently got candid about her experience on The Last of Us set.

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In an interview with GQ, where Bella elected to be referred to by she/her pronouns, she shared that she wore a chest binder “90 per cent” of the time while she was filming the series.

Bella in The Last of Us

Although she noted wearing one for such an extended period of time “probably isn’t healthy,” it did allow her to focus better on set.

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Meanwhile, Bella says her costar Pedro Pascal, whose sister is trans, was “super supportive,” and they often had conversations around gender and sexuality.

Bella and Pedro sit around a camping light in The Last of Us

“And they weren’t always deep: They could be funny and humorous, the whole spectrum. We were just very honest and open with each other,” Bella shared.

A closeup of Bella and Pedro

Bella also discussed playing female characters on screen, explaining that it has never been something that makes her uncomfortable.

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“This is what bothers me more than pronouns: being called a ‘young woman’ or a ‘powerful young woman,’ ‘young lady,’ but I’m just not [that],” Bella said.

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She continued, “Catherine Called Birdy, I was in dresses. Becoming Elizabeth, I was in a corset. And I felt super powerful in that.”

Bella holds a dove in her hands in Catherine Called Birdy

By playing more “feminine characters,” Bella gets the “chance to be something so opposite” to herself — and for her, that’s “really fun.”

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You can read all that Bella had to say here.

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