Alycia Debham-Carey Addresses Lexa Death on ‘The 100’

In case you missed it, this past weekend the cast of Fear the Walking Dead got together at Paleyfest. While they discussed details about its second season (premiering Sunday, April 10 @ 9/8c on AMC) many couldn’t help but ask Alycia Debham-Carey (Lexa) about her departure from The 100. Her death was a shock to many and continues to impact fans weeks later.

Alycia acknowledged the social issue her death shined a light on and the pain that it’s brought her fans. She trusted the writers to work with what they had, to deliver a poignant end to Commander Lexa.

Prepare yourself for the poise and class that this actress exudes in her comments. Makes me love her even more!


[lead]“It is important to note that the decisions only ever come from love and trust within the show. I don’t think it was ever intended to aggravate anyone in a social situation. There’s so much love for that character, like from me, from the writers and from Jason [Rothenberg]. I hate to hear people wanting to not watch the show anymore for a certain reason like that. I do understand, of course, it’s a social issue. If people are feeling that way, it’s really important to recognize.”[/lead]


On returning to the show…

[lead]“I’ve watched characters that I love and adore on TV shows and they’re sent off without a really defining moment or a clear cut reason, I get annoyed, because I’m like, ‘Well, that’s lazy, like, maybe they’ll go, maybe they’ll come back. I’m not a fan of that type of storytelling usually. I like that it was a very passionate and then heartbreaking moment.”[/lead]


On the fans reaction…

[lead]“I think it was so emotionally overwhelming. The reaction that sparked within people, where I’m reading texts and tweets from people saying, ‘I’m crying and in tears,’ to be able to say you’re a part of that is an amazing thing. I hate thinking people thought it was insensitive, because it was such a beautiful episode for us to shoot as well.”[/lead]


On the writers…

[lead]“For me, it was trusting the writers and knowing that we would make the most out of what we had. I think while the show has relationships in it, and it’s a show about people coming together, it is not a romantic-based show. So in any way or form that manifests on its own, it’s not the sole focus.”[/lead]
The 100 returns Thursday, March 31st @ 9/8c on The CW.

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