Photo by: Liane Hentscher/HBO
We were joined on the Popternative show by Lamar Johnson who plays Henry in the HBO original drama series The Last of Us which is an adaptation of the popular video game of the same name. The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilization has been destroyed and follows Joel (played by Pedro Pascal), a hardened survivor, who is hired to smuggle Ellie (played by Bella Ramsey), a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they travel the U.S. and depend on each other for survival.

At the end of episode 4, which aired on Sunday, February 5th, viewers see Henry (played by Lamar Johnson) holding a gun pointed at Ellie and Joel with his brother Sam (played by Keivonn Woodard) close by.

(L-R) Keivonn Woodard as Sam and Lamar Johnson as Henry in epsiode 5 of The Last of Us. Photo by: Liane Hentscher/HBO

Episode 5, which will premiere early on HBO Max and HBO On Demand beginning Friday, February 10 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m, will further explore Henry and Sam’s storyline. In our interview with Lamar, he explains how he is a fan of the video game and was excited to read the script of The Last of Us HBO series. He also describes the incredible set design of the series and what it was like filming his scenes.

Watch the spoiler-free interview below.

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