Has everyone recovered from the traumatic premiere of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 7? Well the character’s most certainly haven’t. And actress Lauren Cohan spoke on LIVE with Kelly about how the kill could’ve changed at a split second.
“It was very touch and go. We had actually a, we filmed everybody’s ending, demise, so there was honestly like some thoughts sometimes “well, if they change their mind they’ll have it on tape,” but no, we sort of knew like at the end of last season what was going to happen, and had time to make our farewells and begin to cope with it.”
She also recently spoke in detail with EW at how Negan is making a mistake by overlooking her simple because she was momentarily crippled during the first episode.
“It’s funny because Negan already sees that Maggie has submitted in a way because she’s so physically crippled, and I think that once the worst has happened, then that surge of adrenaline comes and there’s nothing she can do. And there’s nothing left to do. There’s no worse case scenario now. But what Negan’s actions do to Maggie is light this crazy fuse. And we’ll see that burn pretty strong.”
The actress also went on to explain just how the two kills will affect Maggie down to her core, and how much the group will have to deal with in the near future.
“As things go on, she needs to do right by people and honor her husband and take care of her child. But she’s trying to do the right thing at this point, and she keeps him in her mind’s eye, and she keeps her dad in her mind’s eye, and she keeps her sister. there’s a lot of anger ahead in this road for the group and it’s a very complex season. This fallout now is so heavy. It’s really rich, and the places that we see everybody go, and the worlds everybody’s going in to and how they’re all dealing with losing Glenn and Abraham”
It’s obvious to audiences that the prime target for the group’s rage will be Negan. But it won’t be an easy decision to exact that vengeance.
“Negan gives Maggie vengeance, and I don’t think that she’s a vengeful person, but it’s going to be a really interesting push and pull this season. You’ll see how she lives on in honor of Glenn and in vengeance of Negan, and it’s a real war in her brain, and in protection of the baby. I really liked the fact that Glenn says, “I’ll find you,” because she takes him with her. It’s difficult to even encapsulate the grief like that.”