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Melanie Lynskey's Psychic Predicted Yellowjackets' Success

The Emmy nominee says the clairvoyant also predicted a new phase in her career.
  • Melanie Lynskey as Shauna in Yellowjackets (Photo: Showtime)
    Melanie Lynskey as Shauna in Yellowjackets (Photo: Showtime)

    Before Showtime's Yellowjackets earned seven Emmy nominations, there was a period of time when the drama's destiny was uncertain. But according to star Melanie Lynskey, who plays Shauna on the hit series, her psychic never had any doubts.

    In an interview with InStyle published Tuesday, Lynskey said, "This sounds so crazy, but I talked to a psychic, who I love, and she told me this was gonna happen."

    "It had been months and months since we shot the pilot," Lynskey recalled. "And she said, 'That show's gonna get picked up and it's gonna be really big, and you're gonna enter into a time in your career that you thought, if this didn't happen when you were 25, it was never going to happen. It's about to happen.'"

    Lynskey quipped that she didn't believe the prediction at first. "I was like, 'I just don't think that's possible. Thank you so much,'" she explained. "Like, she can't always be right."

    But as it turns out, the psychic was correct: within months, Yellowjackets became a massive hit and Lynskey earned her first Emmy nomination. Shortly after, she starred in Hulu's gripping true crime drama Candy. After decades of playing supporting players, it's about time Lynskey leveled up to the main character.

    Yellowjackets is currently available to stream on Showtime.

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    Kirstie Renae is a writer, blogger, and Austin-based actress with a penchant for binge-watching TV with her dogs. Follow her on Twitter @KirstieRenae.

    TOPICS: Melanie Lynskey, Showtime, Yellowjackets