Fan favorite actress and Australian import Alycia Debnam-Carey is opening up about transitioning from one hit TV show to another, and what a life without Hollywood might look like.
Debnam-Carey charmed as Lexa on “The 100” until an untimely end devastated fans, though she sustains her fandom and millions of other viewers on AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead.”
Unsurprisingly, she merited space in Interview magazine’s Young Hollywood issue (which counts “Girl on The Train” femme fatale Haley Bennet as its cover star).
The star was asked specifically about the volume of fan artwork and fiction she inspires.
“I hadn’t thought about that before, this passionate following, with fan fiction and artwork. At first it felt like an invasion of privacy, but then I realized it’s nice that the character can be shared,” Debnam-Carey told the magazine.
While her fan support has remained, her duties as an actress are much different.
“To go from playing a character that was so self-assured, so mature beyond her years, and so kick-ass and ruthless to someone who’s quite normal is interesting. Playing normal is hard; especially playing normal that’s not you,” she revealed.
Her biggest challenge on the AMC hit is “trying to make a teenage girl seem fully formed and not the quintessential moody teenager with a quippy, sassy line here and there.”
And, pro forma with such features, Debnam-Carey was asked what she’d be doing with herself if Hollywood hadn’t come calling.
“I would love to do something with space. I’m obsessed with it. I just can’t stop reading about it or watching videos about it or listening to TED Talks about it,” she said.