“And he was like, ‘It’s “The Last of Us”!’ It’s his favorite video game of all time,” she said. “He loves it. And then I read the script, and it was so good.”
Considering that his wife was starring in the TV adaptation of his favorite game ever, Jason found himself visiting her frequently on the set. “He managed to be on set quite a bit for that. He was pretty excited!” she said.
As for what it was like filming the series, Melanie calls the experience “horrific and disgusting.”
“There’s a scene I took part in where swarms of mushroom-faced zombie monsters come out of the ground, and it was all practical — people in makeup that took hours and hours,” said Melanie.
“And there were stunt performers, and circus performers, and acrobats, and people tumbling and running as fast as they can towards you, hundreds of people with this makeup on,” she recalled, adding, “There was not a lot of acting involved!”