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Danai Gurira, who plays the katana-wielding badass Michonne, spoke to The Wall Street Journal and opened up about filming the controversial season finale of The Walking Dead, "Last Day on Earth."

Of course she couldn't reveal who she thinks dies, but she did discussed what it felt like to film the scene and how Negan's arrival affected her character.

As can be expected from someone as levelheaded as Michonne, it was all about maintaining eye contact and, if she is at the receiving end of Lucille, dying with dignity:

"It was horrifying because you know something imminent is about to happen and you're completely out of control, and for these characters like Rick and Michonne, to not be in control is just, it's the most painful thing. In Michonne's mind it was really about however, I was like she just would not not look him in the eye, because there's no way she was going to let him take everything from her, so I'm just going to keep looking you in the eye. Whatever happens right now, you can't take me from me."

When it came to the backlash thrown at the showrunners for ending Season 6 on a deadly cliffhanger, Gurira felt she understood every range of emotion the episode might have elicited from audiences:

"I was out of the country till literally last night, but I think that everyone's response is valid, and I think we're on a very, you know the arc of the story as a whole is a huge story, and there's gonna be responses that, you know people are going to respond in various ways to various things, so I think everyone's response is valid."

Waiting six months to figure out which character died is a cruel fate for any fan, but at least Gurira can understand people's frustrations. I guess all that we can hope is that The Walking Dead pays us back in full come the Season 7 premiere.

'The Walking Dead' will return to AMC in October.

What were your feelings about the Season 6 finale of 'The Walking Dead'?

(Source: The Wall Street Journal)


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