Fear the Walking Dead’s Jenna Elfman Unpacks June’s Difficult Season 7
In an interview with CBR, Fear the Walking Dead's Jenna Elfman details the rising conflict of Season 7 and teases June's role in the future.
Fear the Walking Dead Season 7 is continuing to explore the aftermath of Season 6’s nuclear fallout, where its characters fight for control over the only safe haven: Victor Strand’s Tower. With half the survivors working against Strand from the inside and the other half surviving day by day on the outside, it’s a game of life or death for Fear the Walking Dead characters.
Jenna Elfman, who has played June Dorie since Season 4, recently sat down with CBR to discuss Season 7, Episode 12, “Sonny Boy.” The events of the episode show June making risky decisions to help Morgan take the Tower from Strand while also saying goodbye to John Dorie Sr., her father-in-law who sacrificed his life for baby Mo. Elfman further went into June’s journey as a nurse in the post-apocalyptic world, filming the wet and sloppy flooded walkers sequence, and continuing the Dorie legacy.
CBR: Jumping into Season 7, Episode 12, I have to say… poor June. She is just losing people left and right. We have John Dorie dying last season, we have Charlie slowly dying now, and pretty definite: John Dorie Sr. As an actor, how do you prepare for the emotional weight you must convey through these constant losses?
Jenna Elfman: How do I prepare? You just know where your characters act, and you just let yourself feel that. It either breaks you, or you have to get stronger. The way they’re writing [June], these are catapulting her. They will catapult June definitely into a position of integrity. She cannot keep going this way, and I think it’s igniting in her a sense of courage, the likes of which we’ve not seen as much, except for maybe when she killed Ginny. So I think I liked that. She’s found love, and she keeps that love in her heart, and it helps her navigate these horrible challenges.