Melissa McBride on The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Carol (18/Apr/2016)

Greg Braxton: Carol and Daryl. That is an obsession with a lot of –
Melissa McBride: It is!
GB: Yeah, um. What do you think it – the chemistry there. Some kind of romantic –
MMB: There’s no denying that there is chemistry there. You Know, I love Norman. I love –
GB: Is it romantic?
MMB: I can’t say because the writers haven’t given this to us. They are – they are peers. I can say that. They’re peers, and they have an amazing, wonderful relationship bond. How they identify with one an other, the room that they give one another, and you know, just the kind of side-by-side journey they are going on each in their own little realm, you know, is – is kind of a mirror reflection right now. And it’s going to be interesting in season seven to see how these characters, you know, alone deal with the situations that they’re in. But, you know, as far as what is the relationship? It’s just Daryl and Carol. I just – I can’t tell you, you know. It has not been written, and we just – you know, I love working with Norman, so – and there’s chemistry there.
GB: It’s electric.
MMB: The scenes are fun. He’s fun to work with. And those two characters, I just – I adore them. I adore them for their pasts. I adore them for you know how they’ve come together and walked this apocalypse together. And it’s just this – there’s a sweetness there that’s undeniable.
GB: Carol really helped improve Daryl – really, really helped him discover his own humanity.
MMB: I think it goes both ways and I think, you know, everybody in this group has helped each other. You know, we bounce off of each other in this group and the situations that arise out of each others desires and stories and struggles is, you know, always forming and changing the other characters around them.
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