‘The Walking Dead’: Lauren Cohan Says Getting Pregnant During Zombie Apocalypse Is A Good Idea
19 January, 2016 12:28 pm
While a lot of “The Walking Dead” fans think that getting pregnant during a zombie apocalypse is not a smart choice, actress Lauren Cohan thinks otherwise.
In a recent interview with Celebuzz, Cohan — who plays mom-to-be Maggie on the hit AMC series — said that for her, expecting a baby during a zombie apocalypse is a “good idea.”
“Since the apocalypse is the only life that they have, I do think it’s a good idea,” said Cohan, who is currently busy promoting her new supernatural horror film “The Boy.”
“I think that they want to bring life into this world,” the actress said of Maggie and Glenn (Steven Yeun). “In season 3, Maggie says to Glenn ‘We’re not [expecting], but if we would’ve been it’s ok, you can’t live your life in fear.'”
Cohan continued, “You can’t avoid having the full experience that your body allows you to have, because of these zombies, basically. So yeah, I’m really excited for Maggie and Glenn to have a baby Magglenn.”
Maggie’s pregnancy was revealed in the show’s season 6, episode 5, titled “Now.” In the episode, Maggie told Aaron (Ross Marquand) that she and Glenn are expecting their first child together.
But a number of viewers actually believed that Maggie’s pregnancy was cryptically revealed during the season premiere when Glenn stopped his wife from participating in the mission to divert the quarry walkers away from Alexandria.
In the season opener, Glenn told Maggie that she needed to stay in Alexandria to continue acting as Deanna’s (Tovah Feldshuh) second hand, especially given the fact that Deanna just lost her son Aiden (Daniel Bonjour) and her husband, Reg (Steve Coulter). The former pizza delivery boy went on to say that Deanna is important, and it’s Maggie’s job to make sure that she’s safe.
While Glenn’s reasoning makes sense, Maggie also cryptically told him: “This is not the only reason,” to which Glenn replied, “Yeah, it isn’t.”
Although it’s still unknown when the other Alexandrians will learn about Maggie’s pregnancy, Marquand has suggested that the baby news will have a positive effect to the residents of the community.
In an interview with Us Weekly last November, Marquand said that Maggie’s pregnancy will make the Alexandrians fully grasp that they are “not just fighting for a bunch of adults right now.”
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“The Walking Dead” midseason premiere, titled “No Way Out,” airs on Sunday, Feb. 14, at 9 p.m. on AMC. Check out the trailer for season 6, episode 9 episode below: