After a Malicious Tweet from a Model Regarding Her Appearance in “The Last of Us,” Melanie Lynskey Mounted an Impressive Defense.
Fix grammar: – Warning: Spoilers for “The Last of Us” Episode 4 follow! –
After the Brief Detour into Romance with the Love Story Between Prepper Bill (Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett) in Episode 3 of the Hit Series “The Last of Us,” Episode 4 Returned to the Nitty-Gritty with Plenty of Action and Suspense Centered Around the Main Characters Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie Williams (Bella Ramsey).
In Kansas City, Joel Miller (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie Williams (Bella Ramsey) Encounter a Halfway Organized Troupe Led by Leader Kathleen Coghlan, Whom the Survivors Managed to Drive FEDRA Out of the Area. Kathleen is a Character Specially Created for the HBO Series and is Portrayed by New Zealand Actress Melanie Lynskey (“Yellowjackets”). For Showrunners Craig Mazin (“Chernobyl”) and Neil Druckmann, Kathleen is of Particular Importance to Both the Series and the Audience (Via Collider):
In a Post-Apocalyptic World, Humanity is Unlikely to Degenerate into a ‘Mad Max’-Like Pack Where a Group of 80 People Enjoy Killing. Instead, 80 People are Likely to Love Each Other as Family, Friends, and Neighbors, and Protect Themselves at All Costs. Whoever Stands in Their Way Must Be Eliminated. Joel Was Once a Part of Such a Group, So He Knows That Anyone Asking for Help is Not to Be Trusted. It was Important for the Creators of “The Last of Us” to Give These Characters a Face, So in Kathleen, We Have a Character Who Suffers, Despite Holding a Gun. Even Though She is a Revolutionary Who Becomes a Terrorist and Commits Terrible Acts, We Can Still Sympathize with Her.
Apparently, Not Everyone Shared that Perspective. One of Them was America’s Next Top Model Winner Adrianne Curry, Who in a Since-Deleted Tweet (via The Hollywood Reporter), Made Fun of Melanie Lynskey’s Body. According to Curry, Lynskey’s Physique Was More Suited for Luxury and Not for a Post-Apocalyptic Warlord. Curry Ended Her Critique by Asking, “Where’s Linda Hamilton When You Need Her?” Hamilton is Best Known for Her Role in the Terminator Films, in Which She Portrays a Tough Survivor Who Strengthens Her Body to Face Future Threats. She Was Last Seen in this Role in Terminator: Dark Fate.
Melanie Lynskey Did Not Remain Silent in the Face of Adrianne Curry’s Thoughtless and Superficial Comment. The 45-Year-Old Actress Defended Herself in Several Tweets:
Firstly- this is a photo from my cover shoot for InStyle magazine, not a still from HBO’s The Last Of Us. And I’m playing a person who meticulously planned & executed an overthrow of FEDRA. I am supposed to be SMART, ma’am. I don’t need to be muscly. That’s what henchmen are for pic.twitter.com/YwkmkwUdOm
— Melanie Lynskey (@melanielynskey) February 8, 2023
She Also Wrote That She Can Understand Why Some People May Be Angry That She Doesn’t Conform to the Typical Image, But This is Exactly What Makes Her Job Exciting for Her – Undermining Expectations. In This Country, You Can Stream “The Last of Us” on Sky and WOW.