GO GREENE !
Lauren Cohan on the mettle of Maggie Greene…
In its sixth year how has your relationship with the show changed?
I get these strange pockets of nostalgia for when the show was smaller, when there were just a couple of us. I started in season two but that still feels like a long, long time ago. But so many things have not changed. I mean there’s been so much consistency with the union we have. We’ve all talked about how close we are as a cast, and that just never, never falters. We’re just very, very tight- knit, and very much in line with how we want to tell the story, and how we want to keep this environment real.
We’ve heard there’s a lot more action in the second half of this season.
To have this scale of action happening... It’s much more like an action movie within the very real world of these very tested, struggling characters. Yeah, it’s sort of like an absolute explosion. It’s a battle.
What are the biggest differences between Maggie in season six and Maggie a couple of seasons ago?
There’s been a really slow stepping into what you need in this world, in my mind, for her. The most monumental changes happen for her this season. It’s hard for me to speak to that right now, but it’s been exciting to play because that’s been just a metamorphosis. The funny thing that comes up through this season is the justifications that you make to protect your own and how that moral compass wavers sometimes, depending on the situation. It’s been so beautifully barbaric, actually, because like every year, you have that war between your mind and what the gut wants, which is survival and to protect your family and the people you love.