The 24-year-old actress opened up about her aichmophobia, or fear of knives, and killing zombies for a living. Check it:
On her fear of knives: “There was something about the sensation of my skin splitting. Even if somebody touched me. Even now, I feel the sensation of skin splitting, and it really freaks me out! I didn’t even need stitches—but after that [cutting myself on set] I had this weird phobia.”
On working on The Walking Dead: “You can’t be very method about fighting zombies. It’s not a very natural thing. The problem with our job, I think, is that sometimes we’ll be in a scene and it’s hard to turn off outside life, so we’ll be thinking about our grocery list and shit in the middle of the scene…. It is a weird concept I suppose, when you’re trying to be someone else the best you can. But it’s therapeutic.”
On slaying zombies on the job: “That’s my favorite part of the job. Doing stunts and killing and working with guns and weapons—that’s what I live for on the show. I get really excited to do emotional or gone-crazy kinds of things. Instead of going home and smashing a phone like I used to do [laughs] I just go into a scene and kill it!”
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