Season six of “The Walking Dead” wrapped filming around Thanksgiving, but if Alanna Masterson had her way she would be still be on set.
“I wish the show filmed 12 months a year,” Masterson said. “We all miss each other when we’re gone. We’re all like, ‘Is it time to get back to work yet?'”
Masterson, who plays Tara on the hit AMC series, also revealed the challenges that came with filming the explosive midseason premiere.
“Episode nine was really difficult to shoot,” she said. “It was all night, and we were fighting several thousand people. And what was cool is we were all coordinated while we’re fighting and people are falling down.”
“You have to be aware that you’re not stepping on anyone,” she continued. “Actually, as we were doing the scene, we all had to pay attention as we were fighting people not to step on people who were on the ground.”
Masterson’s character is openly gay, but the actress says Tara’s sexuality is of little importance in the context of the zombie apocalypse.
“I don’t think being gay is a big deal in general,” she said. “But it’s not some spectacle that needs to be shown. At the end of the world, no one’s going to care about sexual orientation, religion, money, status — none of that stuff is going to matter. They don’t have to punch you in the face with it, it just is what it is.”
“The Walking Dead” airs Sundays at 9 p.m./8c on AMC.