NOT A FAN OF THE UN­DEAD

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Aussie ac­tor Aly­cia Deb­namCarey has spent two sea­sons now fight­ing off hordes of the un­dead on Fear The Walk­ing Dead. But she ad­mits she’s no fan of zom­bie films.

“To be hon­est I’m not re­ally,” says the grad­u­ate from the New­town High School of the Per­form­ing Arts. “I tried watch­ing the movie Zom­bieland with Frank (Dil­lane who plays Nick) … but we couldn’t get through it. We were com­par­ing what we do with the movie and it felt too strange.”

Deb­nam-Carey moved to LA to chase fame aged 18 but there were a cou­ple of very lean years where she be­gan to de­spair be­fore Fear hap­pened in late 2014 — the same year she got the role of Lexa in The 100.

“I was at a point in my ca­reer when it felt like things weren’t work­ing out too well ... I was a bit de­flated.”

She ad­mits to be­ing pes­simistic about Fear when she first heard about it, that she wouldn’t get the role and that it “wouldn’t be my kind of thing”.

“But then I read it and it was so good. Then it all hap­pened so quickly and so seam­lessly.”

This is the Walk­ing Dead uni­verse and she’s keenly aware death can strike at any time.

“I try not to think about that too much ... I just hope they don’t kill me off be­cause they don’t like me!” she laughs.

FEAR THE WALK­ING DEAD, FX, MON­DAY, 8.30PM

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