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‘The Walking Dead’s’ Melissa McBride reflects on playing a survivor at a time when Hollywood is reckoning with abuse

McBride and fellow cast members, as well as the zombie drama’s new showrunner, Angela Kang, were participating in an event promoting the series’ upcoming ninth season at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills during the morning session. McBride, who plays Carol Peletier, part of a group of embattled survivors of a zombie apocalypse, told The Times she was particularly impacted by recent reckonings with abuse in both Hollywood and the political sphere.