Fear The Walking Dead Season 3 recently featured a budding romance between Alicia Clark and Jake Otto (Sam Underwood). In an interview with AMC, Alycia Debnam-Carey talked about the relationship, why Alicia won’t admit to falling in love, and how the apocalypse has changed her character.
FTWD spoilers are ahead. Do not continue reading unless you are caught up with the series.
Falling in love is risky, especially in the zombie apocalypse. People die every single day, which makes forming attachments dangerous. However, romance still happens, as Fear The Walking Dead fans recently saw in one episode. Despite becoming intimate with Jake Otto, Alicia insists she is not in love. When asked about this, Debnam-Carey explained what is going through her character’s mind.
It hasn’t been that long since Travis (Cliff Curtis) suddenly died right in front of Alicia’s eyes. It really made her understand mortality and how quickly someone can be taken from this Earth. Debnam-Carey said Alicia is trying to come to grips with what has value in the new world. As she recently told Jake, art was once important, but now, what is the point? At the same time, she is also trying to understand who she is. Fans need to remember that Alicia is a teenager, she’s not a grown woman yet. So, she is figuring out who she is and how that fits into her current situation.
As for Travis’ death on Fear The Walking Dead, Alicia feels partially responsible and guilty. She let go of him in the helicopter, even though he is the one that dropped to the ground once he knew he would turn. She also had to be the one to deliver the news to her mother. It has put the weight of the world on her shoulders.
“She’s trying to figure out how to keep living and to feel again. She doesn’t feel like she’s coping well with the loss of people in her life and the crimes she’s had to commit, so she’s trying to feel something again that may be joyful or normal, and force herself into this feeling of living again.”
At Broke Jaw Ranch, “Bible Study” is actually a code for teens partying. Alycia Debnam-Carey said that it was nice to film some “lighter” scenes. She is also glad that Alicia is getting to have some teenage experiences. She has missed out on so much, not just because of the apocalypse, but she spent a lot of time caring for her heroin-addicted brother, Nick (Frank Dillane).
What do you think of what Alycia Debnam-Carey said about Jake and Alicia on Fear The Walking Dead?
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