The Final of Us’s Nick Offerman hasn’t performed a recreation in 25 years, and blames Banjo-Kazooie

Nick Offerman, who stars within the TV adaptation of The Final of Us, says he hasn’t performed a recreation in 1 / 4 of century, and Banjo-Kazooie is accountable.

Offerman was a visitor on Jimmy Kimmel Stay on Wednesday evening, discussing his efficiency within the recently-aired third episode of the present.

Noting that the present relies on the sport of the identical identify, Kimmel requested Offerman if he performed video video games in actual life.

“No,” Offerman replied. “25 years in the past I performed my final online game.”

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He defined: “I’m very indulgent, and I misplaced a few weeks to a online game referred to as Banjo-Kazooie. Two weeks glided by, and I used to be like, oh my God – the gradual dopamine drip is so scrumptious.

“Then it’s over, and also you’re like ‘sure, I received’, and instantly I’m like, ‘what have I executed with my life?’.

“And so I made a decision I’m by no means going to try this once more – and fortunately, as a result of video games have gotten so good, like The Final of Us, that I believe I’d be in a basement and I wouldn’t even be going to audition for exhibits like this.”

Elsewhere in the course of the interview, Offerman revealed that he might not have taken the Final of Us position had it not been for his spouse’s intervention.

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“[Craig Mazin] despatched me the script, and I didn’t have time on the calendar to say sure to this job,” he defined.

“Then my unbelievable goddess of a spouse learn it, and he or she mentioned: ‘You’re going to Calgary, buddy. Have enjoyable. It’s a must to do that.’”

Offerman options closely within the present’s third episode, which has been met with widespread vital acclaim. The episode introduces Invoice (Offerman) and Frank, (Murray Bartlett), two post-pandemic lovers dwelling alone in their very own remoted city.

Offerman is the newest star of the present to disclose he hasn’t performed it. Leads Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey have additionally confirmed they didn’t play the sport throughout preparation for the position.

Pascal mentioned he didn’t wish to imitate the online game model of Joel an excessive amount of, whereas Ramsey, upon stating throughout her audition that she hadn’t performed the sport, was instructed to “hold it that manner”.

Final week HBO mentioned it had renewed The Final of Us for a second season. The information got here after the present’s second episode recorded the most important ever week two viewers progress for an HBO authentic drama collection.