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‘Walking Dead’ Star Reveals The ‘Horrible’ Thing About That Bloody Scene

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Warning! Spoilers for “The Walking Dead” below.

In the closing moments of the episode, Negan tricked Alpha into thinking he was leading her to her daughter, Lydia (Cassady McClincy), whom he had captured earlier in the episode.

In a twist, it was revealed Lydia was safe at another location, and Negan slit Alpha’s throat, giving her one last kiss on the lips before lopping off her noggin.

In a final surprising scene, Negan delivered the severed head to Carol (Melissa McBride), who it seems secretly sent the former Savior-leader on a mission to kill Alpha in the first place.

In an interview with HuffPost, the actor reflected on waiting for her death scene since she started on “Walking Dead,” not being fazed by surprising moments in the show and why playing a decapitated head is the worst.

What was your reaction to learning about Alpha’s death scene?

Yeah, I just felt like I had this kind of cheeky secret, but it wasn’t really a secret because people were thinking it was going to happen anyway.

They don’t always do what’s in the comics, but with this, they were pretty sure that would be the route they wanted to take.

What’s it like shooting it and getting your head cut off?

Well, it was the first time I used blood like that kind of blood rig, and I was a bit scared of it.

And then after you’re dead, Negan kisses you.

Did Negan actually care for Alpha?

You have to ask Jeffrey Dean Morgan about Negan with that one, but I think that they genuinely had a connection, yeah.

I think the apocalypse did something quite strange to Alpha’s brain when it happened, and her survival and her spirituality and how she wanted to look after her daughter and how she would go to any lengths to protect her daughter and to protect the survival of the Whisperers …

She wanted a man who had that kind of personality.

What was it like playing a decapitated head?

I don’t like it.

They did the mold of my head a long time ago because they had to make my Whisperer mask, but, yeah, you know, you’re just there doing, “Rawwrr,” whatever, with a green screen.

I don’t think I could do it for a long time.

It was pretty wild that Negan gives Carol your head, revealing that they were in cahoots.

I’m like, “OK, that’s happening.” Because there’s such crazy stuff happening all the time.

So you’re like, “OK.

I had to kill like nine characters when I arrived, pretty much.

I mean, that was pretty horrible.

And then fans get really upset, and you’re like, “It’s not me!”

What has the fan reaction been like for you?

I don’t think they just hate her.

Have you seen the reactions to Negan and Alpha’s sex scene, in which Alpha leaves her zombie skin mask on?

I don’t know what fans do online.

So no, I didn’t know that fan reaction to that.

I don’t know.

I don’t think Alpha really cares.

I think I just take away this overwhelming feeling of just being honored to be given the role, to be trusted with the role, because the show means so much to so many people and so many individuals ― Andrew Lincoln being one of them, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira of course ― everybody that has been on the show forever, spent years of their life on the show ― Angela, the writers, the director, the crew.

And so I’ll take away that feeling of overwhelming pride that I did a good job, that they were happy, because I only ever wanted to make them happy — my boss, the fans.