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Alycia Debnam-Carey is an Australian actress known for Into the Storm (2014), The Devil's Hand (2014) and The 100. Alycia was born 20 July 1993 and graduated from Newtown High School of the Performing Arts in 2011.

Alycia has appeared in several TV series including Martha's New Coat, McLeod's Daughters and pilot Galyntine. In December 2014, it was announced Alycia had been cast in the lead role of Alicia Clark on AMC's new series Fear the Walking Dead.

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Alycia was interviewed by Nylon, and there is even a video of her behind the scenes of the photoshoot. You can read the interview here, or read below. Make sure to check out the video too! You get to hear Alycia sing.

“With everything I do, I’m soaking wet or running through some post-apocalyptic wasteland,” says Debnam-Carey. “At first, with this, I was like, ‘I don’t know if zombies are really my thing.’ But it was such an amazing group of people, and it all fell into place really unexpectedly.”

On Fear the Walking Dead, the 22-year-old Australian actress plays a teen girl named Alicia, who is college-bound until the world begins to crumble around her. Debnam-Carey is a self-professed “fangirl” of the original Walking Dead and is overwhelmed to be part of the franchise—as long as she doesn’t get killed off too quickly. “With a show like this, at any point in time, they could do it,” she says. “Especially since this one doesn’t follow a comic book. Now shows seem to be killing every lead there is! It’s like, ‘Who can we kill next?’”

No matter the fate of her character, Debnam-Carey will land on her feet because she’s a fan first, naming Game of Thrones as one of her favorite shows (on account of the English accents). It was announced at Comic-Con this year that Debnam-Carey will be reprising her role as fan-favorite Lexa on CW’s The 100. “At first I was really focused on getting film roles,” admits the actress. “After a while I had to stop having such a white-knuckle grip on everything and just go with it and take the opportunities as they were coming. Beggars can’t be choosers. It also luckily came around the time when TV made a huge leap. TV has stopped being thought of as a second-tier medium and I’m happy to be part of that.”

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Alycia was recently interviewed by amc.com. She talked about the teenage perspective during an apocalypse and shared her thoughts on the arrival of the military in Episode 3. Read the interview below, or on the amc website here.

Q: Besides sharing a name, have you found any other similarities between you and your character?

A: What I think she’s brought out of me is a street kind of quality. She’s caring and loving, but there’s a toughness to her and she’s resilient. I’d like to think I’m a little bit like that.

Q: What was it like to portray the perspective of a teenager throughout all of this? In addition to homework and college acceptance letters, now you’d have to worry about your prom date wanting to eat your brains…

A: I think it’s such an awesome opportunity and it’s a great new element to the show. It’s such a unique position to be in. You’ve got everything to look forward to and that’s one of the saddest things about Alicia. She’s got so much to lose because she had so much to gain. Nick’s character is quite the opposite. It was hard because there were times in the script where I thought, “That’s such a bratty thing to say!” As a teenager, that’s your life. It’s either all drama or complete boredom.

Q: Alicia was head over heels for her boyfriend, Matt. What’s the downside of being young in love during an apocalypse?

A: Yeah, this is a dangerous position to put yourself in. [Laughs] It’s a double-edged sword because you need to find people you love in this world to make life somewhat beautiful again, but it also means you can’t protect them the whole time. Having those attachments make you the perfect target for emotional carnage.

Q: Alicia is not aware of what’s going on at first. Would you want to be shielded by your family as well, or do you think it’s best to know what’s going on?

A: I would want to know, for sure. I’m not a teenager, so I feel like my parents wouldn’t be able to keep that information from me. I think it’s important for everyone to know what’s going on at some point. If I didn’t, it’d probably mean I’d be killed faster. I want as much of a chance as I can get! [Laughs]

Q: At the end of Episode 3, the military shows up. Would you trust them if you were Alicia?

A: Who’s to say that they are doing good and are here for you? Once civilization ends, they don’t have any reason to keep helping other people because there’s no benefit in it anymore. When something bad happens, it’s like a domino effect. Everything falls… That goes for everyone. Suddenly, you can’t trust everyone.

Q: Your character was sure to pack her headphones when the Clark family was fleeing to the desert. What would be the first thing you packed?

A: Music would be a huge thing for me, but it wouldn’t last very long. I’d probably pick something sentimental and of value, like a photograph or a necklace. Everything else doesn’t mean anything in that world.

Q: Do you think Travis made the right choice letting the Salazar’s in to their home?

A: I don’t think Alicia thinks Travis is making any good choices. [Laughs] She’s confused why he’s in the household anyway, and now he’s calling all the shots and letting other people in. There’s a crisis, though, and he’s being a generous human being.

Q: What was almost being caught from the Clarks’ infected neighbor like?

A: Surprisingly scary! That’s the joy in that. There’s so much adrenaline. You get caught up in the breathing, the running and the physicality of it. I came away with a few bruises, but it was fun to be a part of.

Q: You’re an Australian native. Would you rather be trapped during in apocalypse in Australia or Los Angeles? What are some of the pros and cons for each?

A: Definitely Australia. If there is any safe haven on this planet, Australia is in the running. We’re so isolated. It’s harsh environments, but once you’ve lived there, you know how to deal. In L.A., you only ever know the community and that’s the first thing that falls and would be hard to adjust to. Also, with the virus, good luck getting to Australia! [Laughs] We’re so far away from everyone.

Q: Do you find the apocalypse to be more frightening in the early stages or the later stages? Is there hope early on?

A: I think the initial stage is more frightening. You don’t know anything that’s going on and suddenly you’re like, “Wait. Do I have to kill this person? I just had coffee with him yesterday. They’re just sick, surely.” That was hard to film, too, because we were trying to figure out how much information we knew and how to not anticipate stuff. We know as human beings what’s coming, but these characters have no idea.

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Alycia was recently featured on Elle.com! Read the whole interview here or read some excerpts below.

Even though Fear the Walking Dead is obviously following in some pretty heavy footsteps, it’s still got its own personality and tone.

Yeah, it’s sort of a throwback to that old suspense-thriller vibe. You’re just waiting for things to fall apart. It’s a constant suspense.

Does it start to resemble The Walking Dead as we move through the season?

It’s still more of a slow burn, because it has to be different from the original. But it gets there. My character still doesn’t quite know what’s going on. She’s definitely been sheltered from everything. But you’ll start to see more of the infected.

Tell us about Alicia. She’s kind of a brat, no?

Well, she’s the only one that has ambition and goals. She’s striving to get out of L.A. and go to school in Berkeley, but she struggles against a really difficult family dynamic. She has a drug-addicted brother. Her father isn’t there anymore. She doesn’t get along with her stepdad. And her mother is just there trying to take care of everyone. So she’s been trying to protect herself and take a step back. But then, when everything falls apart, she has the most to lose, and she’s roped back into this situation she’s really trying to escape from.

Does anything within her character act as a tool in the zombie apocalypse?

She’s a very smart, well-equipped individual, and she’ll have a very interesting journey to go on. Will she crumble or rise to the occasion? And if she does rise to the occasion, will it be in that hardcore way where she’s really resilient? Will she grab that machete? We probably won’t find that out this season. because everyone is just discovering this new world, but I think the women in The Walking Dead shows have a really strong core.

Do you have a favorite zombie movie? Or did you watch any to prepare for the show?

I haven’t seen many, actually. I did watch the whole run of The Walking Dead. Michonne [Danai Gurira] with her swords—that’s what everyone wants. Screw the machete. But zombie films weren’t really my genre. When I got the script I was kind of nervous because blood and gore aren’t normally my thing….

What convinced you to do it?

The script is so good. And I liked the idea of the lead-up to the world falling apart. I liked and wanted to explore that. Because it is something we’re all very interested in. It’s not too far off from everyday life. Even with something like the Ebola crisis. That contagion idea is so relevant, and shows how quickly civilization could self-destruct. And then once we lose all that infrastructure, we’re basically just….

Animals?

Yes. Exactly. Animals.

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Alycia was interviewed by IGN on Fear The Walking DeadThe 100 and more! Read below or go here.

IGN: With your character, it’s interesting, because of the four core family members, by the end of the first episode, she doesn’t see what they see yet, to the extent of how far this goes. Can you talk about what her perspective is? For any of us, it wouldn’t be easy to process what is happening but how do you think she’s taking this situation as it develops?

Alycia Debnam-Carey: Well yeah, as you said, out of the core four family she’s the only one that hasn’t been exposed to this new situation, this virus. She’s heard talk and conspiracy theories. Obviously stuff’s going around school, word’s spreading but in the first episode and in the trailer I think, there’s that moment where they’re shooting on camera and she’s like, “That’s not real.” She’s still trying to justify everything and that’s the amazing thing about human beings. You’re thrust into an incredible situation and you’re always trying to justify it realistically and logically for yourself and so part of that is the family always trying to protect her. They’ve been through a lot, obviously. As a family, we’ve lost a father and a husband. She’s got a brother that’s wayward and isn’t around much anymore, so she’s kind of been in the dark a lot and this is almost the final push where it’s like we just want to keep at least someone safe and innocent and protected.

In a way then, she’s sort of in a similar position to the audience because as an audience this is a completely different introduction to the world of The Walking Dead. It’s before anything has happened. You don’t really know kind of what symptoms to look for or what happens when people become infected. And so she is in a similar position of the audience in a way of, “I don’t know what’s going on.” Obviously, the audience has the rest of the franchise behind them, but it was hard because they were really hard scenes to film, a lot of them. Because when you have really little information, that whole putting together bits and pieces of what everyone’s telling you, that’s quite hard to actually do in a scene. Because you’re like “Oh, wait, I don’t know that yet, do I!?”

IGN: It’s a six-episode season. Are things going to move pretty quickly in these first episodes as far as where things go?

Debnam-Carey: No, I think you’d be actually surprised that the slow actually takes it’s time to unfold, because we can. We have that luxury of this is a time period that was never explored in the original and so we’re lucky we get to really flesh out these moments and what happens when a society crumbles. But I think it’s amazing how fast a society crumbles too and how quickly people become defensive and people become suspicious of things. At the same time, by the end of this season, we’re still not really at the place where Rick Grimes is, you know?

IGN: While Alicia is the younger sister, because of her older brother’s drug addiction, she has to take a different role than is normal in that dynamic. Is she fed up with it all, while still loving and caring about her brother?

Debnam-Carey: I think they were always close as kids and they had a great relationship and obviously they’ve shared an experience that no one else they know can relate to. They’re siblings and they lost a father. That’s an incredibly traumatic thing to go through and so they have that connection already and I think they are alike in many ways, but I think that situation has taken them on very different paths.

Siblings are often very opposite. Like I know with me and my brother, there are some things that because I do well he’ll do something else very well. You kind of compensate for each other, your flaws and attributes. I think with Alicia and Nick, they do have a good relationship, but it’s obviously very fractured and it’s going to take time to rebuild. I think she’s just heard it so many times – like, “I’m going to get better” or, “Nick’s going to be fine. He’s going to be okay” and it’s like, “Well, no, he’s said this a million times and he’s not getting any better and he’s not changing.” And she is a straight kid and she gets As in school and she’s super smart and she’s got her wits about her, but it means because Nick has gone off, she’s had to be very self-sufficient. She’s had to be in control and that goes against you in some way because you do so well and you want some praise for that but instead Nick gets all the attention because he’s the one that’s screwing up and we have to take care of Nick and it’s all about Nick, so she’s just so ready to get out.

IGN: What’s this whole process been like for you joining the show? You went to Comic-Con for the first time last month, so are you having that, “Wow, we are part of this giant franchise!” feeling?

Debnam-Carey: Comic-Con was something else, that’s for sure. It was weird because I didn’t get to experience it completely. It was very — we were shuttled around a lot and you’re in hotels and you’re in different rooms and you don’t get to see a lot of the fans but then finally when we did and we got to walk around a little bit I was like, “Oh my gosh, there’s this incredible energy about the place and everyone’s in costume” and it makes you feel like that’s why this is all possible and this is why this show is so successful because of these people here. It was so fun. I think I slept like 6 hours because it was just go, go, go. I think it was nice to see too because no one knew who we are, we were kind of a little bit — it was more of an observer point of view for us too in a different way than The Walking Dead can be.

IGN: Next year though…

Debnam-Carey: [Laughs] Next year. That’s what people keep saying!

IGN: Walking Dead is known for its amazing makeup and effects. Have you gotten to see some cool stuff on set?

Debnam-Carey: Oh yeah. It takes its time to unfold but there’s some great stuff for the audience to enjoy, that’s for sure. It’s just a slower burn by Greg [Nicotero], who is in charge of the make up stuff. He’s just phenomenal and it’s genuinely scary too.

Alycia was also interviewed by The Huffington Post! Read the condensed and edited interview below, or go here for the full article!

Did you watch the original “Walking Dead”?

I hadn’t watched it before, but once the [“Fear”] gig arrived, I was like, “I’d better investigate the world a little bit.” And then I became addicted to it, very quickly.

Is that the kind of thing you gravitate to usually?

No, I never thought this post-apocalyptic drama genre was something I was going to fall into, but it turns out, that’s basically all I do now. [laughs] It’s my niche. It’s really fun. But I remember the phone call [about auditioning for “Fear the Walking Dead”]. “I don’t know if that’s really my thing — the zombies, lots of blood and gore. I’m not good with that.”

I’m such a wimp with gore.

Me too, I’ll be covering my eyes. But on set, it is so fun. What “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead” do so well is they bring a very real world to life, it’s very serious, but there’s sort of a campiness about it too. I don’t know if that’s the right word to use.

Theatrical?

It’s theatrical, yes, that’s perfect. Yes. Have you seen it?

I’ve seen the original show and two episodes of “Fear the Walking Dead.”

Oh, I’ve only seen one. What did you think?

Well, I’m not really a horror/zombie fan as such, but I’m a big fan of character development, so I’m interested to see where they take the people and the families they’ve set up.

Yeah, it’s a lot about that, which I think is great. I think you’ll really care about the characters once they start having to make some difficult choices.

Can you talk about where your character goes? It seems like she’s kind of cut off from her family emotionally, because her parents have split up and her brother’s this wayward guy.

She starts in a difficult place, but I think she also starts in a much more hopeful place. She’s a good kid, she does well in school. She’s sort of had to compensate for what [her brother] Nick isn’t good at. They share this huge experience of their father not being around, but Nick’s taken a path that is a lot more destructive.

She’s very invested in moving on and moving out and being the good kid and getting over it. It is hard, because he takes all the attention. There’s nothing worse — I remember being a kid in school and you do all the work, but it’s the kids that don’t do anything and get in trouble that get all the attention. Obviously, she does feel cut off initially from her family, but she’s also decided to make a choice for herself. “I’m going to move on, I’ve got to go, I’ve got this beautiful boyfriend. I’ve got plans.” That’s what makes the apocalypse so hard for her, she’s going to fall hard and fast very quickly. Because [at the start] she’s got hope.

Her dreams were her lifeline to get out of a difficult situation.

Exactly. Now she has nothing.

And she’s stuck with her family.

Yeah, she’s really stuck. Hope turns into hopelessness, and that’s an awful place to be.

I’ll be honest, that’s something I struggle with when it comes to “The Walking Dead.” It can be quite hopeless, and so what’s the endgame? Where does it go? As an actor, do you struggle with that?

I do, and it was really hard, actually. That was the hardest thing, I found, with Alicia. I felt a lot of the other characters, they have a very specific endgame. Frank has an addiction — his goal is to get more drugs. It’s a concrete direction. For Alicia, it’s like, where do you go?

The characters don’t have things put in front of them, they have things taken away.

And they’re left with nothing. And I remember, though, that’s what was so great about Carol’s character in the original series. At first, when I watched that, she was such a hard character to relate to because you didn’t know what she was going to do. She was just stuck. But it was so realistic.

Looking at her journey now — she’s mind-blowing. Where she’s come from — the journey is incredible. And that’s what the writers do so well on this show, as well. They’re very connected to a long-term journey and where you’re going to go. It is one morsel at a time, which I really appreciate. So it was hard, but it is a slow burn, this first season, because we haven’t really gotten to the apocalypse yet. No one really knows the full extent of what’s happened.

I have to ask you about “The 100.” Can you talk about that scene, the one where Lexa tells Clarke that she’s breaking their alliance? What was it like to shoot that scene? Was it one of your more difficult moments on the show? Were you just tired and it was 2 a.m.?

It feels like a lot of that show, it is that — “We’re in the forest and it’s raining and it’s always 3 a.m.” [laughs] But it was a hard day, and we had a lot to cover and there were 100 extras, all with weapons, and it was raining. There were a lot of stunts we had to cover and a lot of positions and parts to that scene.

But that moment, I think, was actually the relief of that whole day for me. It was a huge release. For me as an actor playing that character, it felt very honest, and it was open. And especially for Lexa, too. It’s the first real time you get to see — apart from the kissing — this is a scene where she makes a really strong choice, but you can see that it’s hard for her to do, and she does care. Eliza’s so brilliant and she’s so great to work with and between the two of us, we were just very connected with each other and made sure that that was the strong force of that scene.

Lexa has had to be very contained to protect her people and to also protect her own heart. So the kiss with Clarke was one form of release, but showing that she cared, even in that moment of betrayal — that was like, “OK, finally I can be real.”

Yeah, “This is who I am, I am not really going to change.” She’s very blunt. [laughs]

What can you say about Season 3? How many episodes will you be in?

I can’t say. But I just read the first script, I’m very excited to go up and see everyone.

I’m sure Clarke will be excited to see Lexa. Won’t that be a fun reunion?

Not so much. [laughs] Eliza and I will have a great time, but … I think people will really enjoy it, the way it pans out. There’s a great scene for Lexa’s introduction [in Season 3].

In the first episode back, will Clarke and Lexa have a scene together?

I can’t say. But there’s a great [Lexa] scene in that episode.

Despite the history that Clarke and Lexa had, would Lexa’s people always have come first?

Yes. That’s in her blood. Her people are so close to her, that’s what she’s been groomed to be. She comes from a really harsh culture and she has huge responsibilities. I think she’s very loyal to that. Maybe in a world where Clarke was able to assimilate to their culture as well and become more of a right-hand man, then maybe I think Lexa could — then that would be a merger of two people. But no, I think she’s brutal and she’s a pragmatist, but not out of unkindness. It’s all she’s ever known.

And that’s how she got to where she is.

Exactly. And why she is a good leader, as well, even though people might think she’s ruthless.

I do think “The 100” is one of the most morally interesting shows out there. Psychologically, morally, emotionally, it’s really tough.

Yeah. And they also don’t shy away from showing the effects. Every character is brutally beaten down and affected by the elements and by each other and they really show it. I mean, obviously, they’re all incredibly attractive human beings, but even then, in the makeup trailer, it’s always, “I swear, I’ve had this cut for seven weeks. Can it go away, finally?” “Sorry, no.”

Even the emotionally after-effects, they always show that. The knowledge of what they’ve done, both Clarke and Lexa, is not easy for them.

No. And that’s why you shut off, as well. In Lexa’s case, she becomes emotionally void to a lot of people.

Do you think that could change?

I’m not sure. That’s up to [executive producer] Jason [Rothenberg].

What about the fandom? Whenever I look at what they’re up to on Tumblr and elsewhere, it’s impressive.

It’s incredible. I’m not great with social media — I find it very overwhelming, honestly. But what a great medium to show the passion and talent people have. There’s such creativity. They extend what we’ve made into their own world and I think that’s perfect. Comic-Con was such an amazing experience, too. It was this great landscape of people making their own stuff.

 I wasn’t there this year, but I saw some pictures of Lexa cosplay.

That is so humbling and surreal, it’s an amazing experience. I love it. I’m lucky they put me in such a badass costume and makeup. It’s funny, we did a whole day of tests with that makeup. We were like, “Should we do this? Should we do tears? Should we do the bindi?”

Did you collaborate on it?

Yeah. We were emailing Jason. He had his opinion. We were like, “No, we like this one better.” [laughs]

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A bit late for this news, but ICYMI Alycia will be on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight at 11:35|10:35c on ABC! This is Alycia’s first talk show, so if you can watch and support, please do! Screen caps will be added when available.

In addition, a new interview was released from way back during Comic Con! Interviews, media, and news in general keep popping up all the time. If you have something to share or donate, please don’t hesitate! Go here to to donate what you can. Read some quotes from the new interview below, or go here for the full interview.

Were you a fan of “The Walking Dead” before you were cast in “Fear the Walking Dead?”

Alycia (A): I hadn’t seen it before I got the gig. But then, I thought it was a great excuse to binge-watch three weeks of amazing TV. So I did and then I just fell in love with it. I had to actually stop myself because I started getting like—not confused—but the worlds were colliding a little bit. It was kind of informing many of my (acting) choices. But it’s one of my favorite shows now. We recently had dinner with the cast. I was secretly “fan-girling” inside, like, oh my God, it’s Norman Reedus!

Can you talk about your characters and where they are headed?

A: My character is called Alicia which is also my name, but it’s spelled differently. She is a high achiever, knows where she wants to go in her life and goes through school with frustrating ease. She had to become quite independent and self-sufficient because of the loss of her parent and then a brother who is no longer around—he has his own personal problems.

So she is like, I want to get out of LA and I am done with this city. I got a great boyfriend and I am going to (UC) Berkeley. It’s all going to finally be her life on her own terms. But that’s also what makes this situation so tragic for her … because she has so much to lose. And that fall is going to be very hard and fast.

But she is quite a realist, too. So finding herself thrust in that world when she does come to terms with it—it’s very interesting to see what places she will pull from to get her through all of that.

Do you want it be a mercy kill?

A: No, I want a really fun death. If you are going to go, you go with style. The hard thing is, it’s a great show and you do bond quickly. We have filmed only six episodes and everyone is already like family. I’m thinking, if I didn’t come back to this, I can’t. This is my new little family! But no, every show is doing it, too. No one is really safe anymore.

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