Nick Offerman’s wife Megan Mullally wants 10 percent of his pay for The Last of Us

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24 Feb 2023, 08:45

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally

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If you’ve been watching The Last of Us, you're likely still trying to emotionally recover from episode three. 

The series is set in 2033, 20 years after a fungus sweeps the globe and turns humans into zombie-like creatures. The narrative follows the journey of Joel (Pedro Pascal) and teenager Ellie (Bella Ramsey), after the latter is found to be immune.

Episode three was a flashback subplot to the main storyline, introducing survivalist Bill (Parks & Recreation's Nick Offerman) and Frank (Murray Bartlett from The White Lotus).

There are spoilers ahead if you have yet to see the series. 

After Bill turns his empty neighbourhood into a fortress, stranger Frank ends up falling into one of his traps. The two fall in love and go on to create a happy and fulfilling life together in the post-pandemic world before, content and elderly, they drink a cocktail of pills, choosing to take their lives on their own terms.

The ending of the episode left viewers in absolute bits, and has been described as the “saddest piece of TV” ever and “one of the greatest episodes of TV ever made.”

It turns out we have Offerman's wife, Megan Mullally, to thank for him appearing in The Last of Us. Speaking on Jimmy Kimmel recently, the actor said: “I didn’t have time on the calendar to say yes to this job, and my incredible goddess of a wife read [the script] and she said, ‘You're going to Calgary, buddy. Have fun. You have to do this'."

Well, now Mullally, has said to The Hollywood Reporter that she wants her agent's fee, thank you very much. “I mean hello, where’s my 10 percent?” she said.

The actor, perhaps best known for playing the truly iconic Karen in Will & Grace, explained that she’s even given her hubby a new nickname thanks to the show.

“So many people have gotten in touch with him to tell him how great he is,” she revealed. “Even my cousin, who is in her 70s and lives in Tulsa, was like, ‘Episode three was magnificent!’ She didn’t say the name of the show. This is my cousin in Tulsa, so I just started calling him ‘Episode Three.'”

Fans have been left wondering what will happen next in the show after the cliffhanger ending this week. Roll on next Monday. 

The Last of Us airs weekly on Sky Atlantic and NOW.