In episode 7 of The Last Of Us, we get a very faithful adaptation of Ellie’s (Bella Ramsey) backstory from the video games. Riley, played by a very popular young star, plays a key role in this.


All fans of the “The Last Of Us” add-on “Left Behind” have been eagerly awaiting this episode: in the seventh episode of the series adaptation of the same name, we largely leave the odyssey of Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) ) again ) and are instead shown Ellie’s backstory, which is known from the same DLC.

Not only do we see how Ellie got her inflamed bite, which started the main story of “The Last Of Us” in the first place, but above all we experience a wonderfully carefree day with her long time at the side of her best friend Riley. The will of actress Storm Reid embodied. And if the 19-year-old looks familiar to you, there could be several reasons, after all, she’s just starting out in both the film and serial sectors…

“The Last Of Us – Part I” (game incl. “Left Behind”) at Amazon*

Film debut in “12 Years A Slave”

With her first cinema role in 2013, the then just 10-year-old Storm Reid baked anything but small sandwiches. As little Emily, she was part of the illustrious cast of the Oscar hit alongside stars like Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender in a supporting role. 12 years slave.

After appearing in episode guest roles in series hits like Navy CIS: LA And Chicago PD she found herself in 2017 for Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s music video/short film project “Family Feud” in a similarly familiar environment as in “12 Years A Slave” (the cast included Michael B. Jordan, Thandiwe Newton, Brie Larson and Jessica Chastain), before her first major blockbuster leading role followed a year later.

From Disney flop to “The Last Of Us”

At Disneys The time puzzleStorm Reid played the space-time traveling protagonist Meg. And while the fantasy adventure was not well received by critics and went on to become a hit at the box office, it was an important springboard for Storm Reid’s further career, with her performance at least unanimously praised. In any case, it doesn’t happen every day that someone breaks through with a flop.

That’s how Storm Reid was able to do the mystery thriller shortly afterwards Do not let go and a major supporting role in the touching Netflix miniseries If they see us (for which she stood in front of the camera for the third time for director Ava DuVernay after “Family Feud” and “Das Zeiträtsel”) are causing a stir. But then she raised the bar with her role in the relentless HBO phenomenon euphoria, in which she plays Gia, the younger sister of protagonist Rue (Zendaya). The good relationship she built with HBO may now have contributed to the commitment for a short but nevertheless very essential role in “The Last Of Us”.

“The Last Of Us” at WOW*

Storm Reid continues to take off in movie theaters

But Storm Reid has also become a fixture on the big screen as a young star. After making several appearances as the daughter of main characters (in Career day with hurdles, The invisible And The suicide squad), she is currently leading the cast of the movie thriller missing currently playing in cinemas. In the standalone sequel to the low-budget hit “Searching,” she desperately searches for her mother.

Subsequently, Storm Reid will be one of the main roles in the horror sequel, among other things The nun 2 clothe, which will be shown in German cinemas on September 7, 2023.

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