THE WALKING DEAD Exclusive: WORLD BEYOND Actress Parallels Kids In The Show To Kids Growing Up In Quarantine
Season 1 of The Walking Dead: World Beyond recently ended, and when we spoke with the actress who plays Silas' mom, she compared the situation the show's characters are in to today's youths in quarantine.
The second spin-off of The Walking Dead, titled World Beyond, aired in 2020, following Fear the Walking Dead's footsteps. While the series was met with a mixed reception, with some fans refusing to watch it and others being pleasantly surprised with the story, it is set to premiere a second season later this year.
What sets World Beyond apart from the other two shows in the growing Walking Dead universe is that the protagonists are younger characters who have only known life after the apocalypse.
We recently spoke with Catherine Taber, who portrays the character of Mrs. Plaskett in the series. As we chatted about the show's plot, the actress made comparisons to what the kids are going through in World Beyond to what young children are experiencing with today's quarantine situation.
Listen to Taber speak exclusively with us using the podcast player below.
"World Beyond was beyond exciting; I'm a huge SciFi fan. I love The Walking Dead. I didn't know much about the show when I worked on it, but it was an amazing experience. I love how Hal plays my son, and it's such a great show. I wasn't watching a lot of stuff, actually; during the quarantine, I know many people have been bingeing; I've been the opposite, but I was watching that because I knew I was coming up, and I just wanted to be up to date. And I got really excited because I got so into the show. I love the characters.
It's a different way of looking at the apocalypse, and it's the after and these kids, they have grown up, and that's all they know. And again, that's even an intriguing thing right now, when you think about what's happening right now, there's going to be kids that like, this is their normal. It's fascinating to look at it from that perspective, but the young actors on that show are just so great and everyone involved. Again, I feel super blessed to say, now I'm a part of that franchise too, and I'm not dead. So..."
For those who enjoyed what Taber has to say, we have also included more of our chats with the actress below.
Catherine Taber talks about the changes that came by way of Disney's acquisition:
Catherine Taber's comments on voicing Penelo in Final Fantasy XII and feelings about playing Mission in Knights of the Old Republic:
Catherine Taber talks about her role of Padme Amidala in Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
*This interview has been edited for clarity.*
Do you guys agree with Taber's thoughts on the comparisons between the fictional situation and reality today? Be sure to check out the trailer and synopsis for her recently released film, Haven's End, a live-action sci-fi movie in which she leads the cast. And as always, be sure to share your thoughts in the usual spot!
Major cities across the globe are under attack. A surgeon and her friends flee Atlanta to her family property in the countryside of south Georgia. They arrive to discover her estranged brother and his girlfriend already holed up on the land. As they try to figure out how to work together to survive, strange lights and unusual activity in the surrounding forest lead them to believe they are not alone.
Haven's End is now available on DVD and Digital.