‘Fear the Walking Dead’ actress compares coronavirus to apocalypse

“Fear the Strolling Dead”? A lot more like dread the coronavirus.

Danay Garcia, who performs Luciana Galvez on the AMC strike clearly show, instructed Website page 6 that she’s a lot more worried of the worldwide pandemic than she is fighting zombies on Tv — and her function has not fully served her get ready for a serious-life apocalypse.

“I go to conventions. I go to Comedian-Con and any time I see a admirer that acknowledges me from the clearly show, the very first point that they talk to me is, ‘Hey, if the apocalypse happened, how would you escape the retail store?’” Garcia, 35, stated. “I’m like, ‘Oh, my God. I never think like that’… and in a way, it’s occurring correct now. But of course, it is not a stunt. You have to be like, ‘How a lot food stuff do I have left?’ You have to type of consider a few actions in advance, a lot more than regular for your survival.”

“I discovered myself considering about it and it freaked me out,” she laughed.

“The a single matter the apocalypse — ours correct now and the just one on the demonstrate — have in typical is that we have to take treatment of just about every other,” she additional. “We actually do. And it is the only way to endure truly just about anything. And if we have to be in our properties for just about every other, that’s the finest thing that we can do. So that is the a person matter the clearly show and our mad apocalypse have in prevalent, is that jointly we’re genuinely more robust to conquer.”

Mo Collins as Sarah, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell as Wendell, Danay Garcia as Luciana, Austin Amelio as Dwight in "Fear the Walking Dead"
Mo Collins as Sarah, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell as Wendell, Danay Garcia as Luciana, Austin Amelio as Dwight in “Fear the Strolling Dead”Van Redin/AMC

“Fear the Going for walks Dead” was midway by way of shooting its sixth year when the coronavirus outbreak halted generation previously this month. Garcia is nevertheless in Austin, Texas, where filming was using put.

“It was a enormous adjustment to go from 1 intense to yet another,” she defined. “At the beginning, I didn’t know what to do with myself. It was pretty complicated to be doing work on set and then you get a letter saying, ‘Hey, there’s a virus occurring. Clean your palms!’ And I’m like, ‘I can not wash my palms! They’re meant to be dirty. I’m taking pictures in this dirty environment. It is intended to be filthy!’ Everything they were telling me to do, I could not do.”

“It’s this mad isolation that you come to feel shooting the show mainly because in all places you go, points are deserted,” Garcia instructed Page 6. “And to some extent ideal now, we’re living — we’re like suffering from this isolation.”

“By the way,” she factors out, “I never imagined rest room paper was these types of a large matter! I necessarily mean, we did not go through that in the apocalypse. I would like the writers would have appear up with anything about rest room paper. But in the real globe, I’m like, ‘Oh, gosh, we skipped that one, rest room paper!’”

“You go into isolation so you never get infected by this virus [in the real world],” she ongoing. “In ‘Fear the Going for walks Useless,’ at the very least you know what you do not want to get infected by, the zombies, ideal? The walkers. But our earth is so abstract,” Garcia famous. “You really don’t see persons contaminated. They are not visually contaminated. They appear like regular. Ther are just no signs of that. So I believe it is a little bit creepier.”

Now, Garcia is shelling out her time Skyping with friends and meeting her new neighbors.

“Everybody assumes that I’m completely well prepared and I have friends that are like, ‘Hey, I know where by to go if items go terrible!’” she laughed. “I’m like, ‘Please really do not come with me simply because I’m really fatigued!’”