Melanie Lynskey has revealed that her husband secretly appeared in The Last of Us as a stuntman.
The actress, 45, appeared in a two-episode guest role as Kathleen, the leader of a group of Kansas City revolutionaries in the series.
Her story ends in a large gunfight, with the survivors being attacked by a herd of clickers. the name of the show for the terrifying former humans who are now infected by a parasitic fungus and track their victims through sound.
But it turns out, Melanie’s real husband, actor Jason was one of those clickers – and she even shot at him during a scene in episode five.
According to the actress, it has always been Jason’s “lifelong dream” to become a stunt performer.
She said of Jimmy Fallon, “He was a stuntman. He trained with the stunt people. And he just did all these great stunts.
“It’s like his lifelong dream that he was put in makeup and he came out of the ground and fell over.” I shot him once!”
Fallon then shared a photo of the couple backstage, with Ritter in full clicker makeup, to which Melanie replied, “so romantic.”
The married actors previously worked together when Jason guest-starred on Melanie’s Hulu true-crime series Candy, in which she co-starred with Jessica Biel.
Jason will also play a little-known guest star on the upcoming season of Showtime’s Yellowjackets, which will release its second season next week (March 24).
It comes after Melanie scolded model Adrianne Curry for saying her body type wasn’t that of a “post-apocalyptic warlord.”
Adrianne, 40, winner of the first season of America’s Next Top Model in 2003, shared a photo of Lynskey from a magazine photo shoot, adding, “Her body says a life of luxury… not a post-apocalyptic warlord.” Where’s Linda Hamilton when you need her?’ referring to Hamilton’s portrayal of Sarah Connor in The Terminator franchise.
While Adrianne eventually deleted the tweet, Melanie took to Twitter to defend herself.
First, she made it clear to her 167,000 Twitter followers that the photo Adrianne chose wasn’t from The Last of Us, adding that she didn’t have to be “muscular” to be an overlord.
“First, this is a photo from my cover shoot for InStyle magazine, not a still from HBO’s The Last Of Us,” Lynskey began.
“And I play a person who meticulously planned and executed an overthrow of FEDRA. I’m supposed to be SMART, ma’am. I don’t have to be muscular. That’s what accomplices are for,’ she concluded.
While Curry deleted the original tweet, she continued to defend it against many others who called her out.
“She deleted my tweet saying she had a perfect hourglass frame that I didn’t associate with warriors. Actors who take character criticism as personal attacks are amazing,” said Curry.
Curry responded to another fan, adding, “I can’t say I didn’t find the fictional character believable because of her soft voice, short stature, and curves.” Fictional. Not really.’
She also said in another tweet, “Next, Jason Mamoa will find my critique of his portrayal of AQUAMAN and put me in my place with a strongly worded tweet about why he IS the perfect Arthur Curry.”
While Curry continued to defend her since-deleted tweet, Lynskey opened up in several tweets about why she was so excited to work on The Last Of Us.
“Besides getting to work with creative geniuses I respect and admire (Neil & Craig), what excited me most about doing #TheLastOfUs is that my casting suggested the possibility of a future where people start to listen to the person with the best ideas,’ she began.
“Not the coolest or the toughest person. The organizer. The person who knows where everything is. The person who makes the schedule. The person who can multitask. The one that is decisive,” she added.
“Women, especially women in leadership positions, are under constant scrutiny. Her voice is too shrill. Her voice is too soft. She pays too much attention to how she looks. She doesn’t pay enough attention to how she looks. She’s too angry. She’s not angry enough,” Lynskey continued.
“I was thrilled at the idea of playing a woman who, in a desperate and tragic time, had jumped into a role she never intended to and no one else had intended to play her, and then did she really get it done. ,’ she added.
“I wanted her to look like she should have a notebook with her at all times. I wanted her to be feminine and soft-spoken, and all the things we’ve been told are “weak.” Because honestly, f**k that,” Lynskey proclaimed.
“I understand that some people are upset that I’m not the typical casting for this role. I find that exciting. Aside from the moments after action is called for, when you feel like you’re really in someone else’s body, subverting expectations is the most exciting part of my job,” she added.