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.
September 22, 2015
Alycia has been featured in Flaunt Magazine! Pictures from the photoshoot have been released and she looks gorgeous! Check them out on Flaunt.com or below in the gallery.
September 19, 2015
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.”
September 11, 2015
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….
Yes. Exactly. Animals.
August 21, 2015
New information regarding Alycia’s The 100 character Lexa, and Clarke has appeared. In addition, an interview Alycia did with FTWD co-star Kim Dickens at San Diego Comic Con has surfaced, and some new information regarding Alycia’s casting has come into light. Read more about it below.
Will Lexa and Clarke ever reconcile on The 100? — Timothy
Alycia Debnam-Carey certainly thinks so. “Lexa will make it happen one way or the other,” she says. “It might not be an easy reconciliation, but it’ll happen. If Lexa wants something, it’ll happen.” However, letting Clarke back in her life could be hazardous to Lexa’s health. “She’s opening up a wound again,” Debnam-Carey says, noting that Lexa will have a great entrance in season 3. “What happened last time when she was emotionally available, her lover was killed. It’s a very dangerous position to be in, but at the end of the day, she’s only human and she’ll have that human emotion.”
Countdown to Fear the Walking Dead: Kim Dickens & Alycia Debnam-Carey
Debnam-Carey: So I’m playing Alicia, which is the same character name, spelled differently though. She’s the golden child as Kim said. Frustratingly with ease, she’s succeeded in school, and she’s got a real future all planned out. She’s got a beautiful boyfriend, she’s going to Berkeley. She’s ready to get out of Los Angeles. It’s is a little bit of fractured home, dad’s passed away and brother’s gone off suffering addiction and I think she’s just ready to leave that drama. She’s got high hopes and that’s what makes the destruction of all of this so sad for her because she loses a lot.
Fear the Walking Dead EP on Working to Deliver a Satisfying Spinoff / Prequel
IGN: At the center of the show, you have Cliff and Kim. Can you talk about the casting of Alycia [Debnam-Carey] and Frank, as Kim’s kids? Because this family unit is obviously integral.
Erickson: We got lucky. Alycia had done a pilot for AMC a while ago and she worked with Greg [Nicotero]. We went through the process. They read. Frank was in London. We saw him on tape and he just had a wounded quality I found interesting. Alycia, you talk to her off camera she’s incredibly vivacious and buoyant and she feels like a teenager sometimes and when she’s on screen, she has this poise and this calm and directness and that’s kind of who this character was. Then we flew everybody in for chemistry reads and when they read together for the first time, it was one of those things where there was something there. I believe that they were brother and sister. I believed that they were emotionally invested in each other. It was just going through, having to look at a lot of people. Alycia did get in early because she was someone they liked at AMC.
May 27, 2015
Australian actress Debnam-Carey is about to join one of TV’s biggest phenomena: “The Walking Dead” spinoff. “It took a while to sink in,” she says. “I’m lucky to be part of a world that’s already well established and supported.”
“The 100” alum, who’s getting raves from AMC execs for her work in “Fear the Walking Dead,” says she didn’t watch the original until she landed the part, but then spent four weeks binge-watching. “I’m obsessed with it!” she says. Other TV faves are “House of Cards” and “Game of Thrones”: “I have a serious girl crush on Emilia Clarke.”
Debnam-Carey says she’s been warned about Comic-Con. “I don’t know that anyone is prepared for the fans of ‘TWD.’ They are some of the most loyal fans of any show on television right now.”
Show: “Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC)
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March 16, 2015
Robert Kirkman spilled some details about his eagerly anticipated The Walking Dead companion series, as well as took a couple shots at DC Comics and even the medium of TV.
Appearing at panel titled “Creative Activism” at the South by Southwest conference in Austin on Saturday, the writer-producer was asked how his new spin-off* series will creatively fit with the comics and his existing Walking Dead flaghship series.
“It’s not going to relate to the comics at all,” Kirkman said. “From the beginning of the show one thing we’ve heard is, ‘What’s going on over here or there.’ So the intent of the new show is to expand that world and show another corner of the United States and what’s happening there. The timeline is taking place a little bit earlier timeframe than the original show. Rick Grimes woke up from a coma and was like, ‘Oh, man, zombies, weird!’ We’re going to possibly see that unfold a little more in the other show. But I wouldn’t call it ‘prequel’ because the entirety of the show is not going take place before [The Walking Dead]. It will eventually form a path running concurrently.”
That the two shows will eventually be unfolding at the same time is definitely interesting because it opens the door to the possibility to having characters cross over between the shows. Kirkman hinted there might be narrative connective tissue between the two shows, but only cited elements that would play out in the mind of the viewer and emphisized the shows would stand on their own.
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