Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler) was only introduced to us about halfway through Season 4 of The Walking Dead and because of her late arrival she has only gotten to work with a handful of the show’s ace actors. In the first half of the season she appeared alongside David Morrissey (The Governor), and once his character was killed off in the midseason finale she worked mainly with Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee). However, since 85 percent of Team Prison was locked inside a train car by the end of the Season 4 finale, it’s safe to say Alanna will get to work with many more members of the show’s cast in Season 5, especially since she was recently promoted to series regular!
Entertainment Weekly did a radio interview with Alanna and asked her if she was excited to work with some other people in the cast and she was understandably excited by the idea, reasoning, “Absolutely, they’re all such phenomenal actors.”
Next up she talked about filming the finale’s final scene, which featured (almost) everyone locked in that train car. “When we got there, we were all in just this one giant streetcar and it was pretty creepy in there. It was really cold and they locked us in there,” she remembered with a laugh. Apparently the cast shot that sequence in the middle of the night and they were so wired to be with one another that they had a hard time keeping quiet. Sounds like our kind of bunch!
But Andrew Lincoln’s (Rick Grimes) last line of the episode — “They’re screwing with the wrong people!” — was enough to stun everyone into silence. “Andy did the take with his last line. It was so fierce, it just resonated with each person inside that streetcar, even in just rehearsals,” Alanna remembered. “And we were all like, ‘Yeah! They don’t know who they’re messing with!’ Like, we all got so pumped. But then the season ended. We were all like, ‘Yeah, They don’t know who they’re messing with! Um…okay, bye, guys!’”
Ha! Hopefully the cast can get back to that amped up place when shooting starts again in a few weeks. Somehow, we don’t think it’s going to be a problem.
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The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October 2014 on AMC.
Source: Entertainment Weekly