Melissa McBride plays Carol on "The Walking Dead" and her character has a large fan base. She is likable, believable and viewers can relate to her on so many levels. There have been many deaths on the show, which is understandable since it is the zombie apocalypse, but so far Carol has survived. On Oct. 15, Rolling Stone reported that the actress was not supposed to live past season 3.
McBride said that Glen Mazzara called her to say that she would be killed off. She told him,
"It's really a shame, because there's a lot to her."
All of the writers were on speakerphone and Mazzara was interested in knowing her thoughts on her character.
"Carol is probably this woman that's got the Avon starter kits and Tupperware starter kits in that back bedroom. She took that course with Tony Robbins. She knows she's capable of so much more, but she's just in that cycle. So, it's a shame, but you've got to do what you've got to do. I understand."
It has been said before that characters sometimes get killed off because there is no more to tell, which is what happened with Andrea (Laurie Holden.) But Melissa McBride is absolutely correct... there is a lot to Carol and her story does not appear to be finished. Carol has gone from being an abused wife to a mother desperately seeking her daughter to a grieving mother. While that would break a lot of people, it made her character stronger and fans can identify with that. They have either gone through horrible situations that made them stronger or they wished that they could have made that transformation.
Are you surprised that Melissa McBride's character was going to be killed off in season 3 of "The Walking Dead?" Do you think they made the right decision by keeping her alive?