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'The Walking Dead's Katelyn Nacon was' bummed' her storyline became about a man



  • Warning: There are major spoilers for "The Walking Dead" season nine, episode 15, "The Calm Before."
  • INSIDER spoke to Katelyn Nacon about her character, Enid, "TWD" stars were expecting more series to be killed off.
  • Nacon said she was bummed that towards the end her role, she became another love interest.
  • "It's been a very hard-working character on your show, but then you put it on a man," Nacon said.

Sunday's episode of AMC's "The Walking Dead" brought Kitty Nacon's longtime character, Enid.

Nacon, who has been released on the show five times, and has been promoted to series eight, spoke with INSIDER about when she first heard of her what a bit bummed the zombie drama threw Enid into another relationship.

So she's been shared with Hulu on an early draft of the Episode's script and the next project she has already done.

Nacon found out that he was killed in the movie on Sunday.

Initially, Katelyn Nacon said it was not planned for much of Sunday's episode.
Jackson Lee Davis / AMC

Kirsten Acuna: When did you first find out the big moment from the comics What happens and that your time on the show?

Katelyn Nacon: Angela [Kang] in the beginning of shooting. It was in April or May of last year. We had a general meeting and said that there was a possibility that it could be my character. I mean, they were not too sure until August. I have a chance, but not really knowing. So [it was] kind of in limbo for a year. Then I think, it's around November or so, and episode 15 is going to shoot in a week.

I still was not sure if my character was going to be gone or not. So, I emailed them and they gave me the call and told me what my character.

Acuna: OK, so when we spoke in December, you knew. Were you surprised that you were among the characters on the pikes? What was your reaction?

Nacon: I mean, I always knew there was a possibility, I just never knew for sure. I have a lot to do with the optimism, but having a sense of realism at the same time that it could be me [on the pikes]. I mean I was a little surprised because it came so last minute. But either way, I already knew it was a possibility, so there was not much I could have done. It was a week before we started filming 9:15, this episode, I found out.

Nacon and others Thomson and Khary Payton,

According to Nacon, Christian Serratos, who plays Rosita, and Khary Payton, who plays King Ezekiel, they were both killed in the comics during this scene.
Gene Page / AMC, composite by Kirsten Acuna / INSIDER

Acuna: Were you surprised by anyone else on the pikes like Tara and Henry? Did you know or what that secret, because those do not happen in the comics.

Nacon: Honestly, I was surprised that it was not anymore. Because I've been talking about it in the beginning of the season, it has sounded like it's going to be a lot of big people with their heads on pikes, but I was honestly kind of surprised that it was just out of all the series regulars. I thought there was going to be more.

The episode revealed 10 people, including Enid, Tara, and a number of background and recurring characters.
Jackson Lee Davis / AMC

Acuna: I think the big thing for this episode what fans wondering whether or not Ezekiel what's going to get killed. He's getting the big death in the comics, and it's been to Henry. How do you think people are going to respond to the changes? Or how do you want them to respond?

Nacon: I do not know. I know a lot of people were surprised to hear that. I know, even Khary [Payton] and Christian [Serratos]they thought that it was going to happen. They […]

Acuna: OK.

Nacon : So I think everyone was a bit surprised.

Nacon thought her character was going to years ago and what bummed her character was shoehorned into another relationship

Acuna: Did you ever have the impression

Nacon: I thought I was going to die in like season six. I did not But I mean, I do not know, I think around season eight, things started to slow down a lot for [Enid] She was kind of in the background a lot, and her story wasn 't really progressing. Even with a nurse, she became a doctor.

So I think, honestly, it just runs out of content for her, or something? I'm not really sure.

Enid follow in Siddiq's steps and become a doctor.
Jackson Lee Davis / AMC

Acuna: That was something I wanted to ask you about. I wanted to ask if that was a pain point, or a point of frustration at all, when you found out there what the possibility. When we spoke in December, you mentioned you had felt like Enid did not have her own storyline in season eight. It's kind of in the tangent with Maggie's. Maggie's puppy dog, and the child of the original Enid that we first met. The one who was independent, who looked out for herself.

Nacon: I mean, at the beginning of the year, I thought it was going well with her learning how to be a doctor and everything. I thought there was something going on with it [half] of the season of just a child in a love interest role.

But there's a lot more to her than going back to where she started. Yeah, I was a little bummed because my storyline still carried, or centered around someone else's character.

Enid was in a "are they" relationship with Alden after the time jump. It was a relationship Nacon told INSIDER in December she thought what was supposed to go to Maggie's character, originally.
Gene Page / AMC

Acuna: Right. Well, I'm going to –

Nacon: It's been a very strong independent character on your show, but then you put it on a man so focused on a man.

How did Alpha kidnap someone like Enid who's motto from the beginning of the zombie apocalypse have been "JSS" – "Just Survive Somehow"? Not even Nacon knows.

Enid came up with the saying "JSS" after losing her parents.
Gene Page / AMC

Acuna: This is what I What Wondering Watching This Episode Because I've watched the episode a few times now. How to earth did Alpha kidnap or convince a person like Enid to come with her? I feel like that goes against Enid's character completely. Enid is not a fool. Her mantra has been JSS: "Just Survive Somehow."

Nacon: I honestly have no clue. They never explained to us how we got there, when we got there because I was so happy with Alden. I do not know how I ended up there.

Acuna: Yeah. I was not sure if maybe you had filmed anything, or if it was anything that did not make it.

Nacon: No, we are just cut to the death of our severed heads. Originally, I used, [until] the second rendition of the script. Originally, I had two lines or so [in the episode].

Jackson was released from the episode of "King Ezekiel."
Jackson Lee Davis /

Acuna: Interesting. I'm glad we got to see you in the episode. For some others, like Frankie, we see them for one split second, and then you're like, 'Oh, they're on the pike. I forgot they were people who were still alive in the apocalypse. '

Nacon: Yeah. Very interesting.

Acuna: Alpha is. Tara and Enid, but I really loved her with Samantha Morton. Otherwise, the only scenario where I am concerned or if someone snuck up behind her and stabbed her.

Nacon: Yeah. Well, they even show … Alpha comes up wearing a dress. It's disguise at the fair and everything. So, [Enid] could have been just taken by force. I do not know. I'm in the dark just as much as you are.

Enid does not blame Henry for her death.

Henry tracked down Lydia and the Whisperer camp where Alpha infiltrated King Ezekiel's fair and took 10 people, including Henry, to kill.
Gene Page / AMC

Acuna: Well, a less serious question. Do you think Enid knew what all Henry's fault at the end, or would you blame him for her death?

Nacon: no. I do not think any way she would ever blame Henry. I do not think she would ever blame anyone for her death. I think she lived a long life of blaming her parent's death on herself. I feel like she finally got to the point when she realized that there is not much you can do, or control, in all these situations. Henry, so I do not think any way she would ever blame him.

Acuna: What do you think? Enid's final thoughts were? Because we do not see you. Do you think she is thinking Carl or Alden. Would you be happy with Carl, or something totally different?

Nacon: Oh, people have final thoughts or something?

Acuna: No. We did not have any final thoughts that you guys have had. But I'm just wondering, if we had killed you, what do you think about going through Enid's head?

Nacon: I think they're excited to see their parents and see Glenn.

In December, Nacon told Glenn what one of the most influential people in her life after losing her parents.
Gene Page / AMC

Acuna: OK. That makes sense.

Nacon: A little silver lining.

Who's running the hilltop now? Nacon guesses Daryl.

Every Leader of the Hilltop seems to die. I guess.
Gene Page / AMC

Acuna: Well, who runs the hilltop now with both you and Tara Dead, and Jesus dead, and Gregory dead, and Maggie AWOL. It seems like it's not a great role to take on.

Nacon: I guess it's going to be Daryl. I do not know. I guess it's just kind of in limbo right now. I thought it was going to be either or alanna but they never even really cemented that. Then, Darryl came in all of a sudden and swooped up [the Hilltop].

Daryl spoke for the Hilltop when Alpha showed up with the Whisperers.
Gene Page / AMC

Acuna: Yeah Alpha just showed up with The Whispers at the Hilltop, but I do not know, he just seems to be doing his own thing as well.

What's next? Nacon already has another show lined up on Hulu.

Nacon left Georgia for California recently.
Albert L. Ortega / Getty Images

Acuna: What's next for you? For the past four years around this time, you've been gearing up for the next season of "The Walking Dead." You're at Walker Stalker Berlin right now. Are there other movies, shows, music that you're excited about?

Nacon: Yeah, actually, I just moved to California. I've been living there for two months, and I just booked a new job. So I'm going to be on season two of "Light as a Feather" on Hulu.

Acuna: Oh, exciting! Congrats.

Nacon: Yeah, very exciting. Yeah, so I start filming on April 7. I already go back to work, which is very good, very exciting.

Were you surprised to see Enid on Sunday's "The Walking Dead"? Nacon on Twitter here .


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