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The Last of Us actor Melanie Lynskey lashes out at model's cruel body shaming dig

Charisa Bossinakis

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The Last of Us actor Melanie Lynskey lashes out at model's cruel body shaming dig

Featured Image Credit: Paul Smith/Alamy Live News. HBO

The Last of Us star Melanie Lynskey has called out a model dig after she claimed that her body wasn’t suitable for her character.

The New Zealand actor is hot property at the moment, with everyone praising her performance as Kathleen Coghlan, the leader of a revolutionary movement in Kansas City, in the new HBO series.

With the newfound success, the actor has even graced the cover of InStyle.

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Credit: AFF/Alamy Live News
Credit: AFF/Alamy Live News

However, not everyone was too pleased with her shoot.

Former America’s Next Top Model winner Adrianne Curry chimed in, claiming that Lynskey’s body didn’t suit a character living in a post-apocalypse US ravaged by a zombie virus.

According to BuzzFeed, she wrote in a since-deleted tweet: "Her body says life of luxury...not post-apoc [a]lyptic warlord. Where is [Terminator actor] Linda Hamilton when you need her?"

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But Lynskey quickly shot down her body-shaming comment in a spectacular fashion.

Retweeting her cover along with Curry’s remark, Lynskey said: “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.”

Yahoo! News reported that Curry, in a follow-up tweet, claimed that the Kiwi ‘cropped out what she said about her perfect hourglass frame being the most desirable to men’.

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However, Lynskey posted a series of tweets in response, explaining that she wanted the characterization of Kathleen to be feminine, juxtaposing her actions as a war criminal.

She wrote: “I was excited at the idea of playing a woman who had, in a desperate and tragic time, jumped into a role she had never planned on having and nobody else had planned on her having, and then she actually got s**t done.”

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Lynskey added: “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**k that.”

She explained that while she’s not ‘typical casting’ for the role, she appreciates that creators Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann went in a different direction.

She continued: “That’s thrilling to me. Other than the moments after action is called, when you feel like you’re actually in someone else’s body, the most exciting part of my job is subverting expectations.”

Topics: Film & TV, News, Film and TV, Social Media, Celebrity

Charisa Bossinakis
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