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The Last of Us cast and crew were banned from using the word ‘zombie’ for Clickers



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Video Games and TV show/movie franchises have often worked together to bring out the best of their respective worlds, providing the fans with the ultimate experience. The Last of Us TV show is one such example, starring Game of Thrones stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, which recently aired its fifth episode. An interesting tidbit from behind the scenes recently came into the view about the show’s zombies, and it is as hilarious as one can imagine.

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The HBO adaptation’s cinematographer Eben Bolter recently told The Credits, “We weren’t allowed to say the Z word [zombie] on set. It was like a banned word. They were the Infected. We weren’t a zombie show. Of course, there’s tension building and jump scares but the show’s really about our characters; The Infected are an obstacle they have to deal with. For example in Episode Three, Ellie hears an Infected trapped under some rubble. Initially, she’s scared, but then you see her grow in confidence, cutting open the Infected and looking at the fibers. Through that interest, you see what the Infected means in Ellie’s own life.”

“She was born into this world that’s completely gone to hell because of this thing and now, maybe she has inside her a solution to this thing. We see Bella’s performance as she goes from wonder to hate and you start to think, wow what is this girl capable of? There’s darkness and anger in there. So [even in scenes featuring the Infected], it’s character first and then just tell the story.”

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