‘The Last of Us’ Melanie Lynskey Responds to Criticism of Her Casting – The Hollywood Reporter

‘The Last of Us’ Melanie Lynskey Responds to Criticism of Her Casting – The Hollywood Reporter

Melanie Lynskeywho marked it The last of us debut on Sunday, addresses criticism of its cast on the popular HBO series.

Lynskey, who plays Kathleen in the zombie video game adaptation, took to Twitter on Wednesday to respond to a message from America’s Next Top Model Adrianne Curry, winner of the first season. Referring to Lynskey, Curry wrote that “his body says a life of luxury…not a post-apocolyptic warlord.” Curry also referred to the terminator frankness in the since-deleted tweet, writing, “Where’s Linda Hamilton when you need her?”

This led Lynskey, whose character is a leader of a Kansas City-based revolutionary movement, to job a screenshot of Curry’s tweet, which was under a photo of the actress from a In the style pull. “First of all, here’s a photo from my cover shoot for In the style magazine, not an HBO picture The last of us“, wrote Lynskey. “And I play a person who has meticulously planned and executed an overthrow of FEDRA. I’m supposed to be SMART, ma’am. I don’t need to be muscular. That’s what henchmen are for.

THE yellow jackets star then posted a separate Twitter thread in which she praises The last of us series co-creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for encouraging her to portray an original character from the series and who wasn’t necessarily “the coolest or toughest person”, but who is the one who has the best ideas amidst the devastating world depicted on the show.

“I wanted her to be feminine and soft-spoken, and everything we’ve been told is ‘weak’. Because frankly, fuck that,” Lynskey tweeted. Her too added“I understand that some people are angry 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 t actually being in someone else’s body, the most exciting part of my job is subverting expectations.

Although his original post was deleted, Curry appeared to double down on his statement with numerous tweets responding to Lynskey’s posts. In addition to specifying that another Twitter user had posted the In the style image, Curry wrote that she had no intention of criticizing Lynskey but did not find her the right casting choice to make the character believable.

“I said it was too sweet, short and curvy to buy as a ‘warlord’ on warrior men in a group of savage humans in a post-apocalyptic societal collapse,” a declared on surreal life alum tweeted.

curry too said that her initial post included what she perceived as a compliment to Lynskey, but that didn’t appear in the screenshot Lynskey posted: “She truncated what I said about her frame of perfect hourglass being the most desirable for men. It seems quite manipulative.

The last of uswhich features Peter Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie, has already been covered for a second season.

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