The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira Opens Up About Exciting Season 7B
Season 7 has been one of the least popular The Walking Dead seasons to date.
The 38-year-old seems to have had a rough time with Season 7A, too, indicating it was incredibly difficult to be apart from so many of her castmates.
"Honestly, I couldn’t eat. But to me in the terms of story, I found that very rich because of course they have to deal with the trauma," she said.
"You’re watching a severe post-traumatic time period, and it’s going to be a time of struggle and of brokenness and that’s what happens. But the beauty is that there is that arc in the second half where you’re seeing different forms of resistance emerging," she tells Entertainment Weekly.
Danai is super excited for this evolution in Season 7B, though.
"It was very emotional to reconnect [at Hilltop] and have that bond and be reunited and stepping into a new time — like, we have not been broken, and we will carry on, and we are who we are, and we’ll carry on in honor of those we have lost and in honor of really our true nature, which is to rise up and to not step back."
Girl, that reunion was emotional for us, too!
As for the upcoming second half of Season 7, Danai had plenty of praise for the remaining episodes.
"It’s really, really riveting, and it goes through various rich chapters of being responsive to a very daunting force, that new force that is a part of our new normal," she says.
"It’s the idea of how they start choosing to respond to this threat that makes for some really fantastic drama. So I think there’s just a really riveting second half to the season in terms of we’re rising up, but what does that look like? And how the heck are we going to do that?"
"It’s great to be a team again," she continues, "but we’re dealing with the biggest threat we’ve ever dealt with, and so our tactics have to be different."
Sounds like there could be some serious drama in the works. We can't wait to see it all play out!
The Walking Dead midseason premiere airs Sunday, February 12 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
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