Katherine McNamara is dishing on her new The CW series Walker Independence!
The 26-year-old actress stars as Abby Walker in the prequel series, who is originally from Boston’s upper class, and is a tough-minded woman who heads west to start a new life with her husband Liam (guest star Brandon Sklenar) who’s to become sheriff of Independence, Texas.
After her husband is killed by a horse thief in the night, Abby wanders grief-stricken through the brush, until Calian (Justin Johnson Cortez) rescues her and escorts her to Independence.
Fearful that her husband’s killer is still lurking in town, Abby reinvents her life in this strange and dangerous place while assembling a rag-tag group to help her seek justice for her husband’s murder. Abby will be the first Walker to go to war against overwhelming odds, but not the last…
In a new interview, Katherine opened up about her favorite thing of the new series.
Find out what she said inside…
“My favorite thing about the show is, yes, it takes place in the late 1800s, but it’s such an allegory for today’s world,” she told W Magazine. “We’re at this place, coming out of the pandemic, where we have this lovely chance to reset and create the world in which we want to live, and that’s exactly what you see these characters doing.”
She also explained what sets this character apart from ones she’s played in the past.
“I’ve been doing a lot of action-based stories lately, and playing a lot of characters that tend to exist in jeans, combat boots and leather jackets. Then suddenly, I’m in a dress, boots, and a corset, and I have to be a lady of Boston society from the 1800s,” Katherine shared.
“I’ve been craving something new and different for a really long time, and this was a perfect opportunity to still find that sort of strong female character, but within a different genre,” she added.
In case you missed it, see what she said about the show not being “a regular western.”
Walker Independence premieres TONIGHT (October 6) at 9pm ET/PT on The CW. Watch the trailer here!
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