The BAFTA Games Awards 2023 brought a delightful surprise when Troy Baker, the voice of Joel from the game “The Last of Us,” and Bella Ramsay, who portrayed Ellie in the HBO series adaptation, shared a playful exchange on stage.
Troy Baker appeared on stage to present the award for Narrative, reflecting on his role as Joel in “The Last of Us” game. Bella Ramsay unexpectedly interrupted through a video link, pretending to be looking for Joel Miller, played by Pedro Pascal in the HBO series adaptation. The two actors engaged in lighthearted banter, with Ramsay teasing Baker about his appearance compared to Pedro Pascal’s rugged portrayal of Joel.
This memorable interaction showcased the strong bond between the two actors, reminiscent of the in-game and on-screen relationship between their characters, Joel and Ellie. Their exchange during the BAFTA Games Awards 2023 not only highlighted the ever-blurring lines between gaming and traditional media but also emphasized the importance of narrative and character development across various entertainment mediums.
As fans eagerly await the arrival of season two of the HBO series “The Last of Us,” anticipated to premiere by 2025, moments like these serve as a reminder of the incredible talent and chemistry between actors like Troy Baker, Bella Ramsay, and Pedro Pascal.