TV Fanatic obtained the prospect to speak with Collins about her character's demise, whether or not Leah would have killed Daryl and extra.
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TV Fanatic: Leah had an incredible run. I used to be stunned how her arc ended. Did you know the way it will play out earlier than you signed up for the present?
Lynn: I knew her demise could be the top of the second part, so to talk, of the ultimate season.
Speaking to the writers, we might have liked to increase it, but it surely's simply such a giant activity. It is such an enormous ensemble, they usually needed to prioritize. In order a lot as we in all probability all would've preferred for it to go on, it sort of needed to conclude.
Leah's character, for my part, was there to complement the Daryl character. And it says a lot about him, the way in which that all of it wraps up. It says a lot about his loyalty to the group that the present is predicated round. Once you're serving a narrative, you'll be able to't get too connected to wanting extra.
Leah had misplaced all of her allies and was primarily a free agent. Do you assume she may have put all of that apart and labored with Lance extra completely?
I feel she simply obtained to a spot on the finish, this concept of an eye fixed for an eye fixed. It is just like the blind rage, so to talk, and want for if you really feel ache, and somebody's harm, and you are like, effectively, you need that particular person to really feel as dangerous as you felt.
That is the place she was at, and I feel there was just one means for her to go after simply a number of betrayals. And I do not assume she cares. She's misplaced all the things.
The combat scene with Leah and Maggie was brutal. What was that prefer to movie?
It was extremely enjoyable but in addition exhausting, mentally and emotionally. Lauren's simply extremely devoted and dedicated. So the work was so rewarding due to that.
You actually can simply lose your self within the parts and the world that was created. I positively did not need to harm her. She did not need to harm me. So at first, we thought the stuntwomen had been going to do most of it. However what ended up occurring is that we had been so engaged within the present.
We so loved one another that we each had been like, “okay, now we will do it.” And we realized it, and we did all the things we may to make it possible for they had been getting superior photographs.
It got here throughout very effectively. You each did an incredible job.
In the end, Leah was killed by her one-time love, Daryl. May you converse a bit about whether or not you assume Leah would have killed Daryl if she had the prospect?
I do not know. This can be a robust query. He let her go, so there's a component to it that is like they stored letting one another go. They stored defending one another in that means. So, no, I do not assume she would have, but it surely says a lot that he would defend Maggie to that diploma that he kills her, you realize?
It appears like there's nonetheless a lot we do not learn about Leah and even the Reapers. Would you be thinking about exploring that backstory in an episode of Tales of the Strolling Useless?
I might love to do this. I might hope that they need extra. I might like to see what occurs when Daryl leaves and Leah's there. What is the subsequent step? How did they discover her after they did discover her? So many questions!
Going into the present, had been there any characters you wished Leah to share the display screen with?
I might have liked to have been in a position to work with Melissa, who performs Carol. I'm an enormous fan of hers. I used to be an enormous fan of the present, to start with.
I actually have had essentially the most wonderful time doing this present, but when there was one disappointment, it will be that we weren't in a position to work collectively.
Due to the COVID state of affairs, issues needed to be separated. There have been sure teams that we weren't even allowed to love mingle and blend exterior of labor. They requested us not to do this.
It was a disappointment that there wasn't something that we may do collectively as a result of I might have liked to. What would Carol's tackle Leah be? It was very attention-grabbing to consider that, you realize? And the way would Leah really feel about Carol?
Leah made such an influence on the present in a short while. What did you get pleasure from essentially the most about enjoying her?
I like Leah. Leah has a unprecedented arc, for my part, so multi-faceted, so layered, and it has been great to expertise that sort of character growth.
That is one of many strengths of the present, the character growth. As a result of they've had time to do it as effectively, it's extremely rewarding.
What's going to you miss essentially the most about being on the present?
I actually adore Norman. Working with him was tremendous enjoyable. He and Lauren each are simply so beneficiant.
Personally, enjoying such a robust feminine is all the time tremendous nice as a result of I am a mother. I've a younger youngster, and that a part of myself would not get a lot expression, besides once I'm solid in these sorts of characters. So there's one thing extremely cathartic about with the ability to categorical part of myself that, in my actual life, I do not actually have entry to.
Are you engaged on another tasks in the mean time?
I am engaged on a bunch of various issues. I began a enterprise in 2017 and in 2020, as a result of the performing trade shut down, I actually began working onerous at it.
I am a life coach. I even have clairvoyant items too. And so I can assist folks like make selections, type of like a non secular life coach. That is been ongoing, and I am additionally growing flower essences and sacred fragrance oils for that firm.
Appearing-wise, I formally wrapped the present in January, so I am making an attempt to determine what comes subsequent. I might love to have the ability to keep in Georgia, so the query is, what jobs do I take to make that occur?
I've to be selective, however there's a variety of thrilling stuff within the works.
Thanks, Lynn. I actually loved Leah's arc. I hope we get to see extra on Tales of the Strolling Useless.
The Strolling Useless continues later this yr on AMC.
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