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Melanie Lynskey is tired of all the tragedy. Between Yellowjackets, candy, and The last of us, The actress has been tied into the yuckier emotions a human can portray. Does it pay off professionally? Big time. But she has been waiting a long time for something airy. “Right now, all I can think about is I want to do a comedy,” she told SiriusXM’s Jessica Shaw on 92nd St. Y. “And the next thing is not a comedy. I cannot say what it is, but it is another tragic thing.” Lynskey has done the other side of the tragedy-comedy mask before, notably off and on for the entire run of Two and a half men. However, her dream project is a rom-com with a very special star. “Years ago I did a movie with Paul Giamatti,” she said, “and they had to cut a few scenes because we had too much chemistry.” With Lynskey on a hot streak and the No hard feelings The trailer proving there’s a resurgence of raunchy rom-coms, it looks like the world is finally ready for Paul Giamatti and Melanie Lynskey to set the screen on fire.