Between her The Last of Us part and her starring role in Yellowjackets, Melanie Lynskey is everywhere at the moment — but her acting career has actually been going strong since the mid ’90s.
In the Tonight Show clip above she talks to Jimmy Fallon about raiding hotel minibars with Kate Winslet during their promotional tour for the 1994 film Heavenly Creatures, before busting out an uncannily accurate impression of Drew Barrymore (who Lynskey starred alongside in the 1998 film Ever After, and who Lynskey describes as an “angel”).
“She gave me this gift when we started doing Ever After and it was just so sweet, and I was like, ‘I want to get her a gift!'” Lynskey tells Fallon. “And I found at this antique market these plates with a butterfly opening at different stages, and I was like, perfect! And I gave them to her and she was like, ‘Oh my God, if each one of these plates was to fall to the floor and smash into a thousand million pieces, each one of the pieces would scream, ‘I love you, Melanie.””
The clip is worth watching just for Lynskey’s voice as she says this, which is on point.