No one can deny that the HBO series The Last of Us is a complete success. However, some time ago everything could have been very different. We are not only talking about the type of program (live-action or animated), but also about the actor who would give life to Joel. Read more here!
We recently told you how Peter Pascal had found out that he would become the protagonist of the popular and successful series of HBO, The Last of Us. However, thanks to Jeffrey Pierce, the voice of Tommy Miller in the games of Naughty Dogwe now know that the adaptation could have been very different from what we see every Sunday.
Being part of the original story, Jeffrey Pierce he had the experience of watching the franchise grow over the last decade. He not only gave voice to Tommy in the games, but also appeared in episodes 4 and 5 of The Last of Us of HBO as Perryan ally of Kathleen (Melanie Lynskey).
However, andthe actor told that this critically acclaimed television adaptation wasn’t always the plan. At first, The Last of Us was intended to be adapted as a blockbuster directed by Sam Rami, but (for one reason or another) the project was abandoned. After, Pierce revealed that the franchise was almost adapted into an animated series.
When asked if he had any hope of reprising his role as Tommy for the series HBO Max, Pierce He said no, but yes in previous projects. “There were a couple of different iterations over time. There was a movie at one point, a motion-capture motion-capture animated series at another. And both are things that I thought: ‘I have a good chance to be involved to some degree.’
Besides this, what is interesting is the name of who could have played joel. Although now it is difficult to think of another actor that is not Pedro Pascal, Pierce assured that a long time ago the one who was in talks to take the leading role was nothing more and nothing less than Mahershala Ali. Can you imagine?
“I think they had initially talked to Mahershala Ali about interpreting joelwhich is an obvious sign that I’m not going to play Tommy… And when they chose Pedro [Pascal], I knew, yeah, that certainly wasn’t going to happen anyway, I’m older than Pascal. So I had no illusions about that, sure.“, explained the actor.
Although Pierce did not win the role of Tommy in the series (but gabriel moon), did have the opportunity to appear in two episodes. Also, let’s keep in mind that he’s not the only game actor he’s in. The Las of Us of HBO giving life to another character. Troy Bakerthe very joel in both games, he has a role in episode 8, which we’ll see next Sunday.
Let’s remember that the first season of The Last of Us has only two episodes left, which will arrive the next Sundays in HBO and HBO Max.