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Melanie Lynskey Reveals Husband Jason Ritter’s Role in Her ‘Last of Us’ Arc

While selling the upcoming season of Yellowjackets, Melanie Lynskey shared a behind-the-scenes reality about her much-talked-about visitor function on HBO’s The Last of Us.

Lynskey appeared in a two-episode visitor function within the hit online game adaptation’s first season, which simply launched its finale. Lynskey performed Kathleen, a pacesetter of a Kansas City-based revolutionary motion whom the present’s fundamental characters Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsay) come across throughout their cross-country journey. Her story ends in an epic — and tragic — shoot-out, because the survivors are attacked by a herd of clickers, which is the present’s title for the terrifying former people who at the moment are managed by a parasitic fungus that was mutated by world warming.

As it seems, Lynskey’s real-life husband, actor Jason Ritter, was a kind of clickers — and she or he even fired at him throughout a scene in episode 5.

“He was a stunt person. He trained with the stunt people and he just did all these amazing stunts. It’s like his lifelong dream,” she instructed host Jimmy Fallon on Thursday’s Tonight Show. “He got put in the makeup and he came out of the ground and was falling over and doing all of these … I shot him once.”

Fallon shared a photograph of the pair behind the scenes, with Ritter in full clicker make-up. (Ritter additionally commented on a behind-the-scenes photograph on Twitter.) “So romantic!” she added.

The married actors have beforehand labored collectively when Ritter made a visitor star look in Lynskey’s Hulu true-crime collection Candy, which she starred in with Jessica Biel. In a little bit of meta casting, each Ritter and Justin Timberlake appeared in visitor roles — which had been stored secret — alongside their wives.

Ritter may also have a little-known visitor function within the upcoming season of Showtime’s Yellowjackets, which releases its second season subsequent week (March 24).

Melanie Lynskey and Jason Ritter

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During her late evening go to, Lynskey provided a tease about her fundamental survival collection. When speaking about what’s in retailer for season two of Yellowjackets, Lynskey — who laughed when Fallon identified how candy she is in comparison with the sophisticated characters she performs — stated she was involved for her youthful co-stars when studying the season two scripts. Yellowjackets follows survivors of a airplane crash, with Lynskey taking part in certainly one of six identified survivors within the current day.

“There were moments I would get a script and read what they were having someone do and text Sophie Nélisse, who plays little me, and be like, ‘Are you OK?’” she stated of the actress who performs the youthful model of her character, Shauna, within the dual-timeline Emmy-nominated collection. “She’s like, ‘I think I can do it!’ She’s so talented. I love all of them.”



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