Melanie Lynskey didn’t take kindly to criticism that she was a little too zaftig for the role of a post-apocalyptic warlord.
Model Adrianne Curry made a tweeted observation (since deleted) on February 8 that Lynskey was not a good fit for “The last of us» Role of Kathleen, a Kansas City warlord who apparently defeated the FEDRA militia in that city. She is now after main characters Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey) after they get tangled up with her crew.
Curry, an ‘America’s Next Top Model’ alum, tweeted a photo of Lynskey and noted, “Her body says a life of luxury…not a post-apocolyptic (sp) warlord. Where is (The Terminator actress) linda hamilton when you need her? »
Lynskey didn’t have it.
“First of all, this is a photo from my cover shoot for InStyle magazine, not a still from HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us,'” she said. tweeted. “And I play a person who meticulously planned and executed a FEDRA overthrow. I’m supposed to be SMART, ma’am. I don’t have to be muscular. That’s what henchmen are for.
Lynskey continued, “I understand some people are mad that I’m not the typical cast for this role. It’s exciting for me. Other than the moments after the call to action, when you feel like you’re actually in someone else’s body, the most exciting part of my job is to subvert expectations.
She concluded by thanking fans for their “overwhelming and powerful” amount of “love and support.”
Curry, however, was unintimidated. She doubled down on her statement.
“I am so above everything”, the model tweeted. “Actors can’t allow people to dislike their characters? I’m done. we’re not the things we pretend to be on a set or stage. it’s ok if someone doesn’t like them .it’s not personal at all.
She also accused Lynskey of reframing “what I said about her perfect hourglass frame being the most desirable for men. Seems quite manipulative Plus she is NOT his character,” she added.
The fifth episode of “The Last of Us” will begin airing on HBO Max on Friday, February 10.