Melanie Lynskey responds to criticism of her character in The Final of Us: ‘I do not should be muscly’


Melanie Lynskey is just not staying silent on trolls that focused her look after she performed a a Kansas Metropolis warlord who apparently defeated the FEDRA militia in that metropolis within the newest episode of The Final of Us. The Yellowjackets actor clapped again at a tweet that focused her bodily look to assert that she was not match for the position within the adaptation of the zombie online game. (Additionally learn: Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor will not return for Season 3: ‘I did my two seasons’)

Melanie, who performs the character of Kathleen within the in style collection, took to Twitter to submit a screenshot of a tweet that was posted by America’s Subsequent High Mannequin first-season winner Adrianne Curry’s now-deleted remark. Adrianne claimed Melanie’s physique was not acceptable for the character within the present. “Her body says life of luxury…not post apocolyptic (sp) warlord. Where is (the actor in The Terminator) linda hamilton when you need her?” she wrote. Melanie then posted the photograph that Adrianne was referring to, that was taken in a photoshoot, and tweeted, “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”

The Heavenly Creatures actor then tweeted in a separate thread that she was grateful to be working with the inventive minds behind the present, The Final of Us collection co-creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for his or her encouragement in casting an individual who’s “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.” She additional wrote in regards to the scrutiny that girls endure for occupying management positions, including, “Women, and 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 how she looks. She’s too angry. She’s not angry enough…I wanted her to look like she should have a notepad on her at all times. I wanted her to be feminine, and soft-voiced, and all the things that we’ve been told are “weak”. Because honestly, f*** that.”

The Final of Us, additionally starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, is now streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.


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