Bella Ramsey, star of the hit HBO series The Last of Us, recently revealed in an interview that she eats cereal with orange juice instead of milk, causing quite a stir among fans.
The British actor, who also played Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones, stars as main protagonist Ellie in the video game adaptation.
During an interview with Pedro Pascal for The Hollywood Interview, the duo were asked about the last thing they had eaten, to which Ramsey responded, “Mine was cornflakes and bran with dried strawberries in…with orange juice on top instead of milk.” Pedro was shocked, and questioned Bella: “Orange juice?”
Ramsey explained, “There once wasn’t milk I could drink, there wasn’t oat milk or almond milk, so I just tried orange juice on it. Years ago! And I loved it. And it’s been a thing ever since.” She went on to say that it doesn’t upset her stomach.
While some fans may be intrigued to try this unique combination, many have expressed their shock and disapproval on social media. One Twitter user posted a clip of the interview, captioning it with, “Still not over the fact that Bella Ramsey eats their cereal with ORANGE JUICE. (also don’t try it.)” The video has garnered over 200,000 views.
Another fan tweeted, “Cereal with orange juice … bella I can’t defend you,” while a third commented, “No matter how much I love Bella Ramsey, I am NEVER eating cereal and orange juice.” It seems that while Ramsey’s cereal preference may work for her, it’s not something that everyone is willing to try.
Despite the backlash, Ramsey has remained unapologetic about her choice of breakfast beverage, and it seems unlikely that she’ll be changing her ways any time soon.
While some may find it strange, there’s no denying that Bella Ramsey is a trailblazer in the world of breakfast foods. Who knows, maybe someday cereal with orange juice will become the norm.