THE LAST WORD... ‘ I did have some night­mares that apoc­a­lyp­tic’ were kind of

WITH KIM DICK­ENS, WHO PLAYS MADI­SON CLARK ON CROSS­WORD

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - WATCH ON PRESTO -

“[Sea­son two of Fear the Walk­ing Dead] is a whole dif­fer­ent ball game. We are ba­si­cally run out of our home [by the dead] and out of Los An­ge­les, and we’re ba­si­cally refugees on the wa­ter, look­ing for a safe haven.

We shoot in Mex­ico now, in Baja Stu­dios, which was built specif­i­cally for the film­ing of Ti­tanic. It’s an out­door wa­ter tank that is about two acres [0.8ha] filled with sea­wa­ter and it blends with the hori­zon of the real ocean. We’re work­ing on a yacht, it’s a whole dif­fer­ent show.

We met most of [the Walk­ing Dead cast] at Comic-Con last sum­mer. It was ex­cit­ing, they were so gen­er­ous and wel­com­ing to the fran­chise and had lots of ad­vice and talked about how great it was to work on it and how great their fan base was.

I wasn’t ed­u­cated in the [hor­ror] genre. It wasn’t what I watched and wasn’t what I was typ­i­cally cast in.

I was fin­ish­ing a se­ries called Treme on HBO and look­ing for the next char­ac­ter I’d be mar­ried to and I was given the op­por­tu­nity to au­di­tion for [ Fear]. I just thought, ‘Well, maybe [I should] not au­di­tion for that be­cause I’m prob­a­bly not right for it’, and they came back and said, ‘No, maybe con­sider it’. So I read it and was just blown away by the script and the char­ac­ters, and it just seemed like such a fun thing to do.

[The spe­cial ef­fects] are dis­gust­ing in per­son – it’s re­ally im­pres­sive. I don’t usu­ally take my work home with me … but in the very be­gin­ning of shoot­ing the pi­lot, I did have some night­mares that were kind of apoc­a­lyp­tic. I think my sub­con­scious was try­ing to sort it out in my sleep.

[Aussie ac­tress Aly­cia Deb­namCarey, who plays Dick­ens’ daugh­ter] is such a great girl and a great ta­lent.

There was a lot of Twit­ter out­rage about her char­ac­ter’s death on The 100 [she played les­bian war­rior queen Lexa]. We were chat­ting about that and she said it is in­tense, th­ese char­ac­ters, es­pe­cially with young peo­ple – they can re­ally get to them and you have to be as re­spon­si­ble as you can to hon­estly tell their sto­ries.

With House of Cards, I didn’t get to do as much as last sea­son … I love play­ing that char­ac­ter [Ayla Sayyad], so I’d al­ways go back if I could. That and Mad Men were my favourite shows and when they asked me to be on House of Cards and I was like, ‘Yes, yes, yes!’. Then af­ter I got the part I was like, ‘I can’t be on my favourite show, it’s too much pres­sure’.

Now I know too much [about the plot]. I ru­ined it for my­self.” 19 Aussie come­di­enne fa­mous for TheBigGig (Wendy ––––––) 21 Heir­looms get the once-over in this (–––––––– Road­show) 23 Starred David Caruso ( CSI –––––) 24 Travel show ( An ––––– Abroad) 28 She was The Nanny (Fran ––––) 29 Al­ter ego of Libbi Gorr (–––– McFeast) 30 Played Vicky Dean in ACoun­try Prac­tice (Penny ––––) 33 Su­per­nanny (–– Frost)

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