[WARNING: The following contains MAJOR spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 6, “On the Inside.”]
After all, Connie (Lauren Ridloff) And Virgil (Kevin Carroll) Survived their trials in a wildlife-infested house … but when they heard them say it, surviving might have been only half the battle. Especially for Connie who already had PTSD from the cave.And the poor Virgil is still alive?? !!
We talked with Carol and Ridlov about shooting a thrilling sequence inside the house. An amazing connection with Rick (Andrew lincoln) In the episode, and the final reunion with Connie Darryl (Norman Reedus)It looks like.
The final reunion of the episode was heartwarming, but I couldn’t help but … Virgil was seriously injured! Is he alive at the end of the episode?
Kevin Carroll: It’s one of the exciting parts of being part of the universe. There’s always a little mystery about what happened, right? Please wait. Expect the best.
Well, I had to ask! Well, for both of you, you had some very intense sequences, some throbbing sequences in this episode. Kevin, how was it filming the fight against the wild people? And what was it like to shoot those claustrophobic sequences at Lauren, the vents and the walls?
Carol: We have wonderful, amazing stunt people who do their jobs in the wildlife world. They were great. They tell a specific story through movement and take care of each other in incredibly delicate battle scenes. No one is trying to lose their eyes or teeth, and they do a very accurate job. They bring an element of physicality to storytelling — and the dangers of physicality that can help them convey to us. As a team, we tell that element of the story. They are the best and do some of the best jobs in the industry.
Lauren Ridloff: I remember the scene where Virgil and Connie ran through and wild animals jumped onto Virgil from the second floor. We shot the scene over and over again, and the poor actor threw himself at Virgil over and over again. I was very impressed with their determination and work ethic, and my hat is off to all of them. It was the way they were able to move and was very physically demanding.Greg [Nicotero] He always said, “Move your arms and move your legs!” You saw it succeed with the camera.
I think Connie’s claustrophobia was interesting to me because he helped Carol (Melissa McBride) when she was experiencing claustrophobia. [in the cave], So we know Connie wasn’t afraid of small spaces. But thanks to her experience in the cave, I was stuck there for weeks and weeks with the pedestrians around her, so I think it caused her something. It was very intense. One day, when I was shooting Connie behind the wall, Greg put his hand on my shoulder and checked in and asked if I was trembling and okay. I was trying to hold my breath as you immerse yourself in the character. I believed I was going through these walls.
It is interesting to mention Carol and PTSD from the cave. That was what I was trying to ask. How does that test shape the relationship between Connie and Carol?Melissa McBride) from now on?
Ridlov: I think Connie is still working on the fact that he survived the collapse of the cave and survived the wildlife. I don’t think her brain has actually reached that point yet. I think she’s in survival mode right now. But I think Connie is an empathetic person, and my feeling is that Connie is not going to have any grudge against Carol.
When Virgil insists that Connie needs to continue without him, he says he needs to “pass that chance” Michonne (Danai Gurira) I gave it to him. What does that mean?
Carol: In many respects, I think Virgil refers to the fact that Michonne once had the opportunity to end Virgil. She decided to oppose it. Michonne grew humanity when he was looking for boots on an island or on a ship, offering the opportunity to come with him to Virgil. I think these things have expanded his humanity, and I think he is now in a place where he has to prepay it. I think he wants to go without feeling guilty and burdening Connie. And he gives her emotional freedom to make that choice. It’s a great writing concept that Kevin Dabolt did with that character, and I think Connie rejected it.
In my opinion, Connie is one of the most empathetic and selfless characters in walking Dead universe. What stimulates her gentle spirit?
Ridlov: Don’t forget that Connie was a journalist in her previous life. I think she’s pursuing people to help people improve society, and I think it’s always been part of who she is. She believes in greater good. There’s something worth fighting, and I think she sees value for everyone.
You know that many fans love the relationship between Darryl and Connie. What does Connie like about him?
Ridlov: He is fearless. He is not afraid and I think Connie has a sense of family and community in him. Also, returning to fearlessness, you’ll see the fact that Connie is trying to learn how to sign, even though she’s completely ridiculing herself! But he still does it. I think Connie loves it about Darryl.
Can you tease anything about their future relationship?
Ridlov: I think Connie will be a strange woman from the cave and now with wildlife from what she experienced. You’ll see how Connie deals with and navigates re-entry into the community. Sure, Connie is happy to see Darryl again.
And a dog, maybe? They were always on good terms.
Ridlov: of course!
Fans found something interesting about the scene where Virgil told Connie to leave him. The scene plays the same musical theme that was played after Rick (Andrew lincoln) Blowed up the bridge in Season 9. Can this be a hint of how Virgil will be involved in the story of the upcoming show? He has that Rick and Michonne connection …
Carol: Oh, what I can say about it is that our team is very good at creating space in space for possible possibilities. I am as excited to know as you are! That’s what I can say.
Ridlov: What I was trying to say was that I didn’t know about that musical element! That’s very interesting to me. Considering the scene with Rick and the bridge, there was a big sacrifice in that scene. The music is also connected to Virgil. It’s the same sacrificial theme. He was ready to make that ultimate sacrifice.
There are many behind-the-scenes stories about Connie, but did you come up with an actor to fill the gap?
Ridlov: I don’t know if this is a direct answer to your question, but I remember Connie’s first season. At that time, we were still discussing who Connie was, what her story was, and how she fits into Magna, Yumiko, Kelly, Luke, and her group. “Well, Connie is like the group’s grandmother,” said director Michael Cudlitz, who he worked with at the time. I felt like “huh”.
As an actor, I think Connie and she helped shape her direction to go where she can be seen as a capable woman who can protect herself. I think that’s part of the reason why Virgil was surprised. He wants to protect her, but in the end she protects him. As an actor, I think Connie wasn’t my grandmother! It’s like my sister.
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