Alycia Debnam-Carey addressed the recent The 100 controversy at the Paley Fest panel for Fear the Walking Dead:
"I think it’s incredible to see such a passionate response. I think it’s important for me to note that that decision was never made from a negative point of view; it was never an attempt to bait or to enflame a social issue. It was a creative choice and it didn’t come at the expense of thinking about a social issue — maybe it should have more. But I definitely want fans to think that the love for Lexa on the show and a collaboration that we’ve all made on that show has only come from a good place."
"It’s a really important thing to note that it wasn’t in any way an attempt to aggravate a social situation."
"I must say, I always — from experience when I watch TV shows and I see characters leave without a proper explanation or leave with not enough time, I get irritated. I like it when there’s a clean-cut reason or a defining moment where they have to go. Whether that’s death or not, I think that’s subjective."
"I like Lexa going out with a bang in a way."