While the haunting emotional beats and turbulent moral themes of The Last of Us can sometimes be the source of a more optimistic and restorative outlook, that’s not always the case. The Last of Us is heavy as hell, but luckily if the HBO series finale left you in a bad mood, the outtakes and bloopers are starting to roll in, giving us all a chance to have a little laugh – you know, before the fear consumes us once again.
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If you haven’t seen The Last of Us finale, fair warning: some of them involve spoilers. But we’ll leave out the main story beats for Part II, in case you’re waiting for season two.
Human suffering and violence are at the heart of The Last of Us. With the exception of limited moments in the show and games, the characters rarely smile, almost never laugh, and are constantly in a state of stress, pain, and / or perpetual post-traumatic rage. So having the opportunity to peek at some funny behind-the-scenes moments is quite an unexpected sight when we’re used to watching these actors portray characters in brutal storylines. And honestly, I bet they need mental breaks to shoot this shit anyway.
That last lie… interrupted by an infectious laugh
Initially posted by Pedro Pascal himself on his Instagram pageperhaps the most cathartic blooper in the last episode of the series Pascal failed to stick together as he portrays Joel lying to Ellie about what happened in Salt Lake City, bursting into laughter and giving us all a break in this difficult and difficult moment of cloudy morality .
The Instagram post also has some cute out-of-character shots of Pascal and Bella Ramsey during this difficult scene. How can you not love this?
Laura Bailey Wins ‘Funniest Script Ever’ (And What It Was About)
Other out-of-character moments making the rounds on the internet include what’s definitely not a deleted scene (although that would be funny) and an image that should now replace our use of the Grant Gustin meme. Shared by series co-creator Neil Druckmann, who described it as the “the funniest text ever“, actress Laura Bailey, who voiced the characters in the first and second games, strikes a humorous pose about this poor dead doctor who was moments away from vivisectioning Ellie.
Laura Bailey’s presence in the final episode also sparked speculation as to whether or not she was secretly playing the character she voices in the game’s sequel. According to Neil Druckmann on a recent episode of Kinda Funnywhere he also fulfilled fans’ desires for a third gameBailey’s presence was not a character reveal, but rather “to honor what she did in the first game”.
As Druckmann discussed in the episode, Bailey originally voiced one of the nurses in the first version of the game in 2013 (this role was recast in later remasters and the recent remake as she would continue to voice a more substantial character in the following). Given that Joel and Ellie’s original voice actors, Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, have made memorable appearances on the show, Druckmann also added that, for the second season, the show “will honor the great job it has done. in the second game, I think, in another way.” So be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Bailey in a future season of the show.
Up close with the bloater and does anyone know the brand of this sweater?
A few other interesting and humorous out-of-context images also made the rounds. One includes some shots with Marlene’s play and show actor Merle Dandridge and a costumed bloater (Kotaku recently interviewed Dandridge on his interpretation of Marlene). Since the bloating appears briefly during a pretty hectic and dark action sequence in episode fiveit’s a beautiful clear and bright photo of intense costume work.
Another fun image is a seemingly innocuous shot of Ellie while filming the show’s snowy segments. A fan just wanted wondering if anyone knew the brand of sweater Ellie was wearing?
The Last of Us makes it difficult to watch and play. If you had a hard time weighing in on the intense twists and turns of the story, I hope these moments of smiles and laughter will brighten the mood a bit.
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