Yellowjackets star sheds new light on the mysterious Antler Queen

Yellowjackets spoilers follow.

Yellowjackets star Melanie Lynskey has shared her thoughts on the potential identity of the mysterious Antler Queen.

Ever since the opening episode of the Showtime series, fans have been wondering who has been behind the cloaked figure, but they seem to have settled on Lottie.

teen lottie in yellowjackets
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Lynskey, who plays the adult version of Shauna Shipman, offered her thoughts on the debate in an exclusive interview with Digital Spy, addressing the possibility that it could be her character who could be behind the mask.

"It’s an interesting question. There are some things I have to say that people seem very focused on that kind of surprised me," she said. "Like the thing with: 'Who’s the girl that falls in the pit?' And the pilot – everyone’s interested in that.

"I don’t know how to answer that, because I don’t know if that’s necessarily what that represents," she said of a necklace that her character has been wearing. "I don’t know if I’m allowed to say anything. I also don’t really know. That’s kind of the truth."

yellowjackets star melanie lynskey, in character as shauna, stands in a forest with her right hand resting on a tree trunk
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With the second season now approaching its conclusion, costume designer Amy Parris teased that the finale would see more "depraved" and "desperate" characters.

"When I first watched season one, I thought 'they definitely wanted to give season two somewhere to go to get even dirtier.' Up until I think [episodes] seven and eight, the characters are still looking relatively clean-ish," she told us exclusively.

"I mean they're dirty, but you'll really see in [episode] nine, they just get roughed up and they really are depraved and sad and desperate," she continued. "So it really starts [out] mellow and minor and goes a little crazy by the end, just so you could see the progression of how dirty and messy and gross and smelly they'd be at this point."

Yellowjackets season 2 airs on Showtime in the US and Paramount+ in the UK.

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