Why Yellowjackets’ Melanie Lynskey Couldn’t Turn Down Playing Shauna
The Showtime series has been a major part of pop culture talks since its premiere in November 2021.
The Yellowjackets actively pursue two timelines: one in 1996 and the other in 2021. So the two actors play more characters.
Shauna is involved in one of the Yellowjackets' greatest mysteries as viewers try to figure out what happened to the child she was expecting during 1996.
Despite working consistently in Hollywood since the mid-1990s, many felt that Lynskey had finally earned respect for her role in the Yellowjackets.
Her performance met with widespread praise and earlier this year won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama.
Lynskey is likely to be in competition when the Emmy nominations for 2022 are announced in July. Overall, the actor has decided to take on the role of Shauna in the Yellowjackets.
It is also worth noting that Shauna has a more massive role in the Yellowjackets, which allows Lynskey to show his unique reach.
It's also no surprise that the show brought other heavy hits to play adult versions of the characters, including Tawny Cypress, Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci.