Melanie Lynskey has revealed that her husband made a secret appearance on The Last of Us as a stunt man.
The actress, 45, appeared in a two-episode guest role on the series as Kathleen, the leader of a group of revolutionaries in Kansas City.
His story ends in a massive shootout, as the survivors are attacked by hordes of Clickers, The show’s name for the terrifying former humans who are now infected with a parasitic fungus, and track their victims through sound.
But as it turns out, Melanie’s real-life husband is actor Jason. One of those clickers was – And he even fired a shot at her during a scene in episode five.
According to the actress, becoming a stunt performer has always been Jason’s “lifelong dream”.
Cameo: Melanie Lynskey reveals her husband Jason Ritter made a secret appearance as a stunt man in Last of Us
Speaking on Jimmy Fallon she said: ‘He was a stunt person. He trained with stunt people. And he did all these amazing stunts.
‘It’s like the dream of a lifetime that she put on makeup and it came off the ground and was falling. I shot him once!’
Fallon then shared a photo of the pair behind the scenes, with Ritter in full clicker makeup, to which Melanie replied, “So romantic.”
The married actors have previously worked together when Jason guest-starred on Melanie’s Hulu true-crime series Candy, in which she starred alongside Jessica Biel.
Jason is also set to make a little-known guest appearance on the upcoming season of Showtime’s Yellowjackets, which will release its second season next week (March 24).
Melanie called out model Adrianne Curry after he said her body type was not one of a ‘post apocalyptic warlord’.
The winner of the first season of America’s Next Top Model in 2003, Adrienne, 40, shared a photo of Lynskey from a magazine photoshoot, saying ‘her body says a life of luxury… not a post-apocalyptic warrior. Where’s Linda Hamilton when you need her?’ Referring to Hamilton’s portrayal of Sarah Connor in the Terminator franchise.
While Adrian eventually deleted the tweet, Melanie took to Twitter to defend herself.
‘Romantic’: Melanie, 45, appeared in a two-episode guest role on the series as the leader of a group of revolutionaries in Kansas City, where Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) come face to face with the vengeful leader. are – and even ‘shot’ the husband
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First, she made it clear to her 167,000 Twitter followers that the photo Adrian chose was not from The Last of Us, adding that he didn’t need to be “muscular” to be an overlord.
“First of all—this is a photo from my cover shoot for InStyle magazine, not from HBO’s The Last of Us,” Lynskey began.
‘And I’m playing a man who carefully planned and executed the overthrow of Fedra. I must be smart, ma’am. I don’t need to be muscular. That’s what henchmen are for,’ he concluded.
While Curry deleted the original tweet, he continued to defend the many others who called him out.
‘He edited my tweet where I said he had a perfect hourglass frame which I don’t associate with warriors. Curry said that the actor is taking the character criticism as a personal attack, which is surprising.
Curry responded to another fan, saying, “I’m not allowed to say that I didn’t find the fictional character believable because of her soft voice, short stature, and curvy frame.” Imaginary. Not genuine.’
She also said in another tweet, “Next time, Jason Mamoa will find my criticism of his portrayal of Aquaman and tweet me in my place with a strongly worded explanation of why he is the perfect Arthur Curry.”
Task: Melanie’s real-life husband actor Jason was one of those clickers – and he even fired at her during a scene in episode five
While Curry continued to defend her now-deleted tweet, Lynskey opened up in a series of tweets about why she was thrilled to be working on The Last of Us.
‘Besides working with creative talents I respect and admire (Neil and Craig) what got me most excited about doing #TheLastOfUs is that my casting suggested the potential for a future , in which people start listening to the best person. Thoughts,’ she began.
‘Not the nicest or tightest person. Organizer. The person who knows where everything is. The person who is planning. The person who can multitask. That which is decisive,’ he added.
‘Women, and especially women in leadership positions, are constantly scrutinized. His voice is very sharp. His voice is very calm. She cares a lot about how she looks. She doesn’t care enough about how she looks. he is very angry. He’s not angry enough,’ Lynskey continued.
‘I was excited by the idea of playing a woman who, in a desperate and sad time, jumped into a role she never planned and no one else had planned for her, and then He really s**t,’ she added.
‘I wanted her to look like she should have a notepad with her at all times. I wanted her to be feminine, and soft-spoken, and not everything we’ve been told is ‘weak’. Because honestly, f**k that,’ Lynskey declared.
‘I understand some people are mad that I’m not doing specific casting for this role. It’s thrilling to me. Aside from the moments after the action, when you feel like you’re really in someone else’s body, the most exciting part of my job is subverting expectations,’ he said.
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