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This text accommodates spoilers for The Final of Us episode 5, “Endure and Survive.”

Actor Jeffrey Pierce has come to the protection of his The Final of Us co-star, Melanie Lynskey.

Per Leisure Weekly, Pierce took umbrage at critics who complained that Lynskey’s physique sort didn’t conform to their stereotype of a post-apocalyptic warlord. The actor expressed his dismay over the slim illustration of energy in Hollywood and praised showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann for difficult outdated clichés.

“I feel it simply exhibits an embarrassing lack of knowledge of the world. Look, I’d say that Hollywood has performed a horrible job of making the mythology of, what’s a person? What’s a lady? What are these aesthetics that we maintain up as energy? And so I feel that, on this specific story, due to who [showrunners] Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann are, we get to show these narratives on their head.”

The assault on Lynskey’s look got here from former mannequin and actuality television present star Adrianne Curry, who received the primary cycle of America’s Subsequent High Mannequin in 2003. Curry posted a glamorous photograph of Lynskey with the caption:

“Her physique says lifetime of luxurious…not publish apocolyptic [sic] warlord. The place is Linda Hamilton once you want her?”

Lynskey fired again and rebuked Curry for utilizing a photograph out of context and failing to grasp that tactical leaders require intelligence, not muscle. Curry’s try to police Lynskey’s bodily look fell flat as individuals slammed her tweet. Amongst them was Dynasty star Charisma Carpenter, who inspired the previous mannequin to rethink her internalized misogyny.

In response to the backlash towards her feedback, Curry has deleted her Twitter account.

Virtually all of Pierce’s scenes on the final of us are with Lynskey and mentioned that he admires his co-star’s management within the face of criticism. He additionally expressed satisfaction within the artistic workforce of The Final of Us, including that difficult the established order can create instructing moments that transfer society ahead.

“That this casting [of Lynskey] can set off individuals’s silly response to physique picture one way or the other having a bearing on who that particular person is at their core, yeah, it’s essential that triggers. Be trigged! After which be confronted with it with the grace, and the braveness, and the calm that Melanie has confronted on this second. Extra individuals are gonna be taught from that lesson, from her dealing with it the best way she did, than if the ugliness had by no means reared its head.”

The showrunners have been very deliberate of their selection of Lynskey for the position of Kathleen. Druckmann informed The Final of Us Podcast, “It feels just like the position was created for her.”

The Final of Us airs on Sundays on HBO Max.

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