'The Last of Us' star Melanie Lynskey reveals that her husband Jason Ritter had a secret cameo as a clicker: 'I shot him once'
Melanie Lynskey revealed that her husband, Jason Ritter, has a secret cameo in "The Last of Us."
She explained that he played one of the clickers in the series.
The star even recalled that she "shot him once" during an episode.
HBO's "The Last of Us" features a number of talented guest stars during Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie's (Bella Ramsey) journey through the fungal post-apocalypse, including "Yellowjackets" star Melanie Lynskey.
Lynskey first shows up in episode four as militia leader Kathleen Coghlan in Kansas City. Kathleen is instantly memorable due to her vicious nature, as she shows no remorse in hunting Henry (Lamar Johnson) and Sam (Keivonn Woodard) after the death of her brother.
But when she and her soldiers attack Joel, Ellie, Henry, and Sam on the outskirts of the city, they accidentally unleash a horde of infected that were trapped underground.
Hundreds of infected people and clickers spill out onto the street and slaughter Kathleen's forces in episode five's intense climax, which took a month to film.
And according to Lynskey, her husband Jason Ritter played one of the clickers in the huge scene.
"The Last of Us" star appeared on Thursday's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to talk about the HBO series, as well as "Yellowjackets" season two when she recalled how Ritter played a clicker.
"He was a stunt person. He trained with the stunt people, and he just did all these amazing stunts. It's like his lifelong dream. He got put in makeup and came out of the ground and was falling over and doing all these [flips]," Lynskey said.
Lynskey added "I shot him once. Yeah. Why not?"
Jimmy Fallon also showed a photo of Lynskey and her husband on the set of "The Last of Us," with Ritter in full makeup as a clicker, complete with fungus growing out of his head. The actor joked that the moment was "so romantic."
Fans also spotted Ritter in the making-of documentary about the series on HBO Max earlier this week, joking that Lynskey got him involved as part of a "take your husband to work" day.
Ritter replied on Twitter, briefly explaining that it was "the best day."
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