After model Adrianne Curry said that Melanie Lynskey’s body type didn’t match her character in the HBO video game version of “The Last of Us,” which she debuted in on Sunday, Melanie Lynskey responded to complaints about her casting.
In the drama, Lynskey plays Kathleen, the head of a band of survivors who have seized control of the military organization FEDRA in Kansas City. The organization presently opposes Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie, the primary characters (Bella Ramsey).
The “America’s Next Top Model” season one winner questioned Lynskey’s casting in the HBO series on Wednesday, writing: “Her body shouts life of luxury…not post-apocalyptic warlord.”
Where is Linda Hamilton when you need her? Curry also referred to the “Terminator” franchise’s Sarah Connor. The tweet, which has since been removed, was a retweet of a post that featured Lynskey in a sparkly form-fitting outfit and cape from a 2022 magazine photoshoot.
Curry was criticized by Lynskey for using a picture that had nothing to do with her on-screen persona.
“Firstly- this is a photo from my cover shoot for InStyle magazine, not a still from HBO’s ‘The Last Of Us,'” she wrote, posting a screenshot of Curry’s tweet.
“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,” she continued. “That’s what henchmen are for.”
Shortly after, the “Yellowjackets” actor applauded Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann, who co-created “The Last of Us,” for inventing a character who might not be the “coolest or the toughest person,” but has become a wonderful leader due to other admirable traits.
Not the coolest or the toughest person. The organiser. The person who knows where everything is. The person who is doing the planning. The person who can multitask. The one who’s decisive
— Melanie Lynskey (@melanielynskey) February 8, 2023
“The casting for #TheLastOfUs made me most thrilled about the prospect of a future in which people start paying attention to the person with the best ideas,” she wrote, adding: “The organizer. the individual who is familiar with all locations. the individual performing the planning. the person with multitasking skills. the decisive person.”
“I realize that some people are upset that I wasn’t chosen for this part based on the usual casting. I’m thrilled about that “Lynskey went on. The most thrilling element of my job, besides when action is called and you feel like you’re genuinely in someone else’s body, is defying expectations.
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“I wanted her to have a feminine appearance, a soft voice, and all the other characteristics that are perceived as “weak.” Because honestly, screw that,” the star tweeted before thanking her followers for their “huge support.” “Fans of the television program and video game series have backed her.
In response, Curry appeared to double down on her statement. She wrote in response to another Twitter user: “I said she was too soft-spoken, short and curvaceous for me to buy as a ‘warlord’ over warrior men in a group of savage humans in post-apocalyptical societal collapse. I said similar things about CAROL in the walking dead and no one cared then.”