‘It’s disturbing and abusive’: The Last Of Us creators reveal why they chose to film the stomach-churning kissing scene in episode two
The creators of The Last Of Us discussed the rippling kissing scene that got viewers talking in the second episode.
The show centers around the parasitic Cordyceps fungus – which tends to infect insects – which is evolving to control the human race and according to showrunner Craig Mazin, is “real”.
The second episode introduced viewers to the “clicks”, humans who have been infected with the fungus to the point where they are no longer recognizable humans.
Tense: The creators of The Last Of Us discussed the rippling kissing scene that got viewers talking in Episode II
The episode ended with Tess (Anna Torv) sacrificing herself to save Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey).
Already injured, Tess douses a building in petrol and lures the infected towards her, allowing the other two to escape.
Once the flame was lit, viewers watched as one of the sufferers leaned in and kissed her, with his tendrils entering her mouth.
The Last Of Us creators Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin discussed the scene with them varietywhich they described as “annoying”.
Story: The show centers around a parasitic fungus, Cordyceps – which tends to infect insects – evolving to control the human race (photo credit: star Pedro Pascal)
Terrifying: Episode Two introduced viewers to the “Clicks,” humans who have been so infected by the fungus that they are no longer recognizable humans.
“We were already talking about the appearance of tendrils and we were asking these philosophical questions, ‘Why do sufferers get violence? If the goal is to spread mushrooms, why should they be so violent? We are down that they didn’t.
They’re violent because we fight back, but what if you don’t? What would it look like if you stood completely still and let them do it to you?
Then we got to this awful fuel. It is annoying and infringing. I think it’s very primal in the way it invades your body. To use an overused word, it’s exciting.
The show changed the plot of the video game in which Anna is killed by soldiers.
Stars: The series follows the same characters Joel – played by Pedro Pascal – and Ellie – played by Bella Ramsey – as they cross the country after a fungus takes over society.
The series follows the same characters Joel – played by Pedro Pascal – and Ellie – played by Bella Ramsey – as they cross the country after a fungus has taken over the community.
The parasitic fungal infection—inspired by the one-sided Ophiocordyceps—has killed 60% of the population and has four stages of infection, which increasingly make humans look like zombie-like monsters that use echolocation.
It takes more than a decade for them to reach the fourth stage of infection where they develop hard fungal plaques, release infectious spores, and become increasingly difficult to kill.
The Last of Us also features Nick Offerman, Melanie Lynskey, Storm Reid, Gabriel Luna, and Merle Dandridge.
Inspired by real-life Ophiocordyceps One-sided: a parasitic fungal infection has killed 60% of the population and has four stages of infection, which increasingly make humans look like zombie-like monsters that use echolocation
It currently has a “Certified Fresh” critical approval rating of 99% (out of 102 reviews) and a 96% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Last of Us is a small-screen adaptation of Naughty Dog’s 2013 best-selling motion capture video game of the same name, which appears to be heavily inspired by AMC’s The Walking Dead and Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 Children of Men film. .
“We’re thrilled to see fans of the series and the game alike experience this iconic story in a new way, and we’re grateful to them for helping make it a success,” HBO Chairman Casey Bloys said in a statement.
Congratulations to Craig, Neil, and the amazing cast and crew who worked tirelessly to bring this show to life. We look forward to fans around the world enjoying the rest of the season.
Source material: The Last of Us is a small-screen adaptation of Naughty Dog’s 2013 best-selling motion capture video game of the same name, which appears to be heavily inspired by AMC’s The Walking Dead and Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 film Children of Men