Mercedes Mason Addresses Fan Shipping

by on 04/28/2016

One of the nice things about Fear The Walking Dead is that since it’s a small cast and most of them are related to each other, there isn’t much room to force awkward sexual tension, which has been a problem on TWD. That hasn’t stopped the fans from trying. Mercedes Mason spoke with EW.com in an interview published this morning about the most popular pairings with her character, and what she’d prefer.

Before you make a face, realize the pickings are slim. “They’re dividing me with the Clarks,” Mason said. “Either with Alicia or with Nick. And I think because there have been some scenes cut with Alicia and Ofelia — which, I don’t know if it wise time-wise or they changed the idea of where the story was going, but some of those scenes were released — so I think the fans were like, ‘Oh my God, look at the chemistry between the two.’ And now with Nick as well.”

As for which coupling she’d prefer for her character: “If Ofelia were to hook up with a woman — you know, Alicia might be a little young, and there is sort of more of a sister relationship at this point — but if she were to hook up with a woman, it would really sort of color season 1. One, for me as an actress, that would be amazing. But two, it would really color how she dealt with the commander guy who she was luring in. It would really color what she was doing there and what that says about her character. Because then that’s not a crush anymore — it’s a very manipulative concept, which I think is super cool.”

Ofelia doesn’t strike me as manipulative, but then she’s been in so few scenes that she doesn’t strike me as much of anything yet. The next new episode of Fear The Walking Dead airs this coming Sunday at 9 on AMC.

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