Yellowjackets: Laura Lee Was Originally Meant to Die in the Pilot Episode

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for Yellowjackets Season 1.]

Yes, Yellowjackets may have main characters, but one of the standout qualities of the new Showtime series is that no matter the size of the role, every character makes an impression and contributes significantly to the group dynamic, especially in the 1996 material.

Jackie (Ella Purnell) and Shauna (Sophie Nélisse) are often front and center, Taissa (Jasmin Savoy Brown) and Van (Liv Hewson) are consistent scene stealers, and literally every single thing Misty (Samantha Hanratty) does is fascinating to track, but then we’ve also got characters like Jane Widdop’s Laura Lee. No, Laura Lee isn’t in the spotlight as much, but Widdop ensures her presence and the importance of it is always felt.

During my Collider Ladies Night interview with Yellowjackets’ Melanie Lynskey, we started to riff on how impressive every single member of this ensemble is and how they all manage to make their roles their own. That’s when Lynskey revealed a curious detail about Widdop’s character. Turns out, that role was initially meant to be far smaller. Check out what she told us in this Ladies Night After Hours clip!

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