It appears AMC’s The Walking Dead is just as difficult to film as it is for some to watch after actress Danai Gurira revealed she struggled to eat while shooting the first half of season seven.
The climax of the show’s sixth season—and the beginning of the seventh—brought about inarguably the goriest sequence of the programme’s history, and Gurira told Entertainment Weekly of the struggle she and fellow cast members had to endure afterward:
“Honestly, I couldn’t eat. But to me, in terms of story, I found that very rich because of course they have to deal with the trauma. You’re watching a severe post-traumatic time period, and it’s going to be a time of struggle and of brokenness and that’s what happens.”
The Walking Dead will make its return for the second half of season seven on February 13.