Will Jessie’s youngest son, Sam, be facing walkers any time soon? Major Dodson spoke EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com about what’s in store for the ‘traumatized’ Alexandrian!
Major Dodson is living every young actor’s dream with his role as Sam on The Walking Dead, and he was more than happy to tell HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY what life on set is like. But don’t worry, we also pried into whether or not young Sam plans to get his hands dirty in season six… and the answer may definitely surprise you!
Let’s be honest: if you were a young kid facing a zombie apocalypse, you would be pretty terrified too, wouldn’t you? Well, that’s exactly the position Sam is in, according to the actor behind the role, Major Dodson. Thankfully, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be hiding in an upstairs closet for too much longer as season six goes on.
“After Sam hears Jessie kicking butt — or, actually, you know, stabbing wolves downstairs — he didn’t know what happened down there. He was afraid as heck,” Major told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “That kind of traumatized him. He might actually get to see what the walkers, or as Carol told him, ‘the monsters,’ look like, because he hasn’t seen the outside before.”
And yes, HollywoodLife.com asked Major to confirm whether or not Sam has ever seen a walker and the answer was no! Even though he’s deathly afraid of the world beyond the walls of Alexandria, the truth is he doesn’t even really know what’s out there. Poor kid!
But How Does Sam Feel About Rick?
It is no secret that Sam’s older brother, Ron, is not a fan of Rick or his son, Carl. Of course Rick is the one who killed Sam and Ron’s father, so who can blame either of them for being upset about that? However, now that Rick and Jessie seem to be a little more than friends, will we get to find out how Sam feels about that?
“Sam probably didn’t think that she would become friends with Rick,” Major told HollywoodLife.com during our EXCLUSIVE interview about season six. On top of that, Major revealed that it’s definitely a “possibility” that Rick “could actually come into the family.” Whoa!
This is just pure opinion, but if Rick can get Sam to feel safe again, chances are he’ll warm right up to his potential new step dad. What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Sound off in the comments below!
— Lauren Cox