Such a fondness for their team
Both Mishel and Kelsey had so many wonderful things to say about the Passage team. They described director Andrew Bernstein as having an incredible energy and the whole team as being very collaborative.
"MISHEL: “There’s this really interesting dynamic energy. Andrew did such a great job in a short amount of time, the whole thing was shot in 3 days. He would ask if we needed another take, if we needed another take, to just let him know. He wanted us to feel comfortable telling him what we needed. It was very positive and fun on set considering [we were filming about the zombie apocalypse].” KELSEY: “It never felt like just following a recipe or following orders. It was definitely, ‘how can we collectively make this as authentic as possible?'” Mishel Prada as Gabi, Mike Mosley as Colton – Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 2, Passage – Photo Credit: Ron Jaffe/AMC"
Kelsey and Mishel explained that writers Laura Signorino and Michael Zunic were always on set for any questions, explanations, and re-writes. They were also proud to report that writers Laura and Michael along with AMC have been nominated for a Writer’s Guild of America Award for their work on the series.
"MISHEL: “It’s really cool to be part of a medium (web content) that is the future, like going from black and white to color television. This is a really important time for us in entertainment to really embrace that next level and it’s really cool to see that the show is doing that, doing these little one moment episodes. It is really impressive how much they are able to get across in 50 seconds. It’s a different style of writing, a different way to go about storytelling.”"
The pair are also grateful to be involved in a story that embraces female empowerment as well as diversity.
"MISHEL: “It’s so great that the franchise and AMC have created this story of two women coming together and doing the damn thing.” KELSEY: “It is also important seeing two women of color. That is not to be dismissed or missed. To put this story line in our hands specifically is significant.” MISHEL: “Totally! And it’s really great that they’ve done a good job with doing that and not being ‘this is a black character playing black’ and ‘Latin character playing Latin’. It’s just two human beings, looking at what will really happen at that point in this very primal state of living.”"