Melanie Lynskey has revealed that her husband made a secret appearance in The Last of Us as a stunt person.
The actress, 45, guest-starred in two episodes as Kathleen, the leader of a group of Kansas City revolutionaries in the series.
His story ends with a big shootout as a horde of clickers attack the survivors, The name of the show for the creepy ex-humans who are now infected with a parasitic fungus and track their victims using sound.
But as it turns out, Melanie’s real-life husband, actor Jason was one of those clickers – and he even shot at her during the fifth episode.
According to the actor, it has always been Jason’s “lifelong dream” to become a stunt performer.
Speaking about Jimmy Fallon, he said: “He was a stunt person. He trained with stunt people. And he just did all these amazing stunts.
“It’s like her lifelong dream to get makeup and she got off the ground and fell. I shot her once!’
Fallon then shared a photo of the pair backstage at Ritter in full snap makeup, to which Melanie replied, “so romantic.”
The married actors have worked together before, when Jason guest-starred on Melanie’s Hulu true-crime series Candy, in which he co-starred with Jessica Biel.
Jason also has a little-known guest role in the upcoming season of Showtime’s Yellowjackets, which will air its second season next week (March 24).
It comes after Melanie called out model Adrianne Curry for saying she didn’t have the body type for a “post-apocalyptic warlord”.
Adrianne, 40, who won the first season of America’s Next Top Model in 2003, shared a picture of Lynskey from a magazine shoot, adding: “her body says life is a 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 series.
When Adrianne eventually deleted the tweet, Melanie took to Twitter to defend herself.
First, he made it clear to his 167,000 Twitter followers that the photo Adrianne chose wasn’t 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 InStyle magazine cover shoot, not a still from HBO’s The Last Of Us,” Lynskey began.
“And I play the person who carefully planned and executed the overthrow of FEDRA. I should be SMART, ma’am. I don’t need to be brawny. That’s what minions are for, he decided.
Although Curry deleted the original tweet, he continued to defend it to many others who called him out.
– He edited my tweet where I said he has a perfect hourglass frame that I didn’t associate with warriors. Actors taking character criticism as personal attacks is shocking,” Curry said.
Curry responded to another fan, adding: “I can’t say I didn’t find the fictional character believable because of her soft voice, short height and curvy body. Fictional. Not real.’
He also said in another tweet: “Next up, Jason Mamoa finds my criticism of the performance of AQUAMAN and puts me in my place with a strongly worded tweet about why he IS the perfect Arthur Curry.”
As Curry continued to defend the since-deleted tweet, Lynskey opened up in a series of tweets about why she was excited to be working 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 was that my acting suggested the possibility of a future where people start listening to the person with the best ideas,” she began .
‘Not the coolest or very human. Organizer. A person who knows where everything is. A person who plans. A person who can do many things. The one that is crucial,” he added.
“Women, especially women in leadership positions, are scrutinized incessantly. Her voice is too shrill. Her voice is too quiet. She pays too much attention to how she looks. She doesn’t pay enough attention to her appearance. She’s too angry. She’s not enough angry,” Lynskey continued.
“I was excited by the idea of playing a woman who, in a desperate and tragic time, had jumped into a role that she had never planned to have, and no one else had planned for her to have, and then she really wasn’t ready,” she added.
“I wanted her to look like she always had a notepad on her head. I wanted her to be feminine and soft-spoken and all the things we’ve been told are ‘weak’. Because honestly, shit,” Lynskey declared.
“I understand that some people are angry that I’m not the typical actor for this role. That’s exciting for me. Other than 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 added.