Video – On Set With Hell on Wheels’ Jake Weber (John Campbell)

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What excites Jake Weber about playing a bad guy on Hell on Wheels? In this video from the Season 4 set, Weber sits down to discuss the various characters he’s played over the years and what he enjoys about playing a villain like John Campbell: “He’s a nasty piece of work… it’s nice to play a guy who’s hard.” Check out the video now, and don’t forget to mark your calendar for the return of Hell on Wheels Season 4 on November 8.

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Hell on Wheels returns Saturday, November 8 at 9/8c on AMC.

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The Walking Dead Q&A – Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha)

TWD-501-Sonequa-Sasha-325Sonequa Martin-Green, who plays Sasha on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about her apocalypse weapon of choice and saying goodbye to Bob.

Q: How concerned are you about the fate of your character? Did you think you were a goner when Sasha got the virus?

A: [Laughs] This show is so interesting and is really a learning experience for all of us. It makes us all better actors, artists, people and professionals in general because you’re forced to just live in the moment. You can’t think too far ahead. It’s such a blessing and you have to take it one day and one script at a time. That becomes ingrained in you and you’re OK with what may happen because you’re just grateful for what has come. It was funny dealing with the fans on Twitter who all thought I was going to die. If I said, “I’m hanging out on a lazy Sunday afternoon,” they’d say, “Aww, is that because you don’t have to go to work tomorrow?”

Q: Sasha has to say goodbye to Bob in Episode 503. Was this a tough episode to shoot?

A: It was the most challenging episode that I had ever shot, both physically and emotionally. It was a roller-coaster, but it was so rich. While it was really hard, it was also amazing. I’m grateful I got through it.

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Talking Dead Airs This Sunday 10/9c With Guests Emily Kinney, Ana Gasteyer and John Barrowman

TD-Season-4-412-Emily-Kinney-Beth-Greene-325This Sunday at 10/9c, AMC’s live The Walking Dead after show Talking Dead airs at 10/9c — immediately after The Walking Dead Episode 504, “Slabtown.” Joining host Chris Hardwick this week will be Beth herself — actress Emily Kinney — as well as Ana Gasteyer and John Barrowman. They’ll be taking questions live during the broadcast, so go to TalkingDead.com now to submit your queries. Then, during the episode, go to talkingdead.com/playdead on your phone, tablet or computer to answer real-time questions posed during the show. The results will be broadcast and discussed on the show in real time!

Come back to TalkingDead.com the next day to check out exclusive video and photos from the episode.

Talking Dead airs this Sunday at 10/9c immediately following The Walking Dead at 9/8c on AMC.

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Video – Talking Dead Episode 503 Bonus Scene, Highlights and Predictions Featuring Andrew J. West

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Want more Talking Dead? Watch these exclusive video highlights, predictions and a bonus scene from the latest episode, featuring Chris Hardwick and his guests, Andrew J. West (Gareth), Mary Lynn Rajskub and Slash of Guns N’ Roses.

Talking Dead: Slash and Mary Lynn Rajskub Predict What’s Next
Slash and Mary Lynn Rajskub share their predictions for what will happen on the next episode of The Walking Dead.
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Highlights: Episode 503: Talking Dead: Who Was Gareth?
Andrew J. West, Slash and Mary Lynn Rajskub speculate on who Gareth was before the apocalypse and discuss Conan O’ Brien‘s theory that Gareth was a barista.
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Talking Dead: Bonus Scene: Episode 503
Andrew J. West explains what Terminus truly represents to its residents; Mary Lynn Rajskub reluctantly chooses who she’d eat from Rick’s group; while Slash shares what his apocalypse theme song would be.
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Click here to see photos from this week’s episode of Talking Dead.

An all-new episode of Talking Dead airs this Sunday at 10/9c immediately following The Walking Dead on AMC.

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Comic Book Men Q&A – Walt Flanagan

comic-book-men-season-4-walt-flanagan-cast-325Walt Flanagan, star of AMC’s Comic Book Men, talks about which moment from the show made him laugh the hardest and the rarest item he’s seen come into the store.

Q: You challenge the guys to perform stand up comedy at The Stash in Episode 403. Who do you think has the most potential as a stand up comedian?

A: Positively, without a doubt, Bryan. The other efforts were admirable and it’s not easy to go up there and try to make people laugh – so I’m not disparaging Mike or Ming’s efforts, but I think Bryan may have a leg up on the guys in the stand up department.

Q: Speaking of comedy, what moment from the series so far made you laugh out loud the hardest?

A: I’d have to go back to Season 2. It was when we had just gotten back from the auction [Season 2, Episode 2, "My Big Fat Geek Wedding"] and we were letting Robert Bruce tally up the booty that we had gotten. We had a bet going on for which team could bring back the better booty and Robert chose our stuff as more prize-worthy. Mike and Ming started arguing amongst each other and that’s still my favorite moment. They turned on each other so quickly!

Q: On camera, you always seem focused on the bottom line… Has Comic Book Men attracted more customers to The Stash?

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The Walking Dead Q&A – Andrew J. West (Gareth)

the-walking-dead-episode-501-gareth-west-325Andrew J. West, who plays Gareth on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about his first day on set and his character’s true nature.

Q: What did you know about Gareth before joining the cast of The Walking Dead? What surprised you the most?

A: I didn’t even know Gareth’s name when I first got cast. I got the opportunity to play a character that we are going to see evolve, starting with the Season 4 finale and over the course of Season 5. I was surprised at how multifaceted the character is and, as a fan of the show and audience member, how many mixed emotions I had in regards to the decisions he makes, what he does, his viewpoints and his philosophy on survival. All of that is extremely surprising.

Q: You actually didn’t know you were reading for the part of Gareth during your audition. Who did you think you’d be playing?

A: It was very mysterious… When you audition for the show, you audition with material that was written just for the audition, not material from the actual show, to prevent spoilers. So, when I flew to Atlanta, I knew absolutely nothing about this character. I just knew that I wanted to be a part of the show, so I was willing to just jump in, in whatever capacity was needed. The audition material was so outside of anything that involves this world that it would be very hard to guess. I could tell that they were looking for a character who has many different sides and who’s smart enough to be able to create a subterfuge where other people may not know what to make of him at first. I think that has gone a long way in contributing to Gareth’s ability to survive for as long as he has.

Q: What was your first day on set like?
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Talking Dead Airs This Sunday 10/9c With Guests Mary Lynn Rajskub, Slash and a Surprise The Walking Dead Cast Member

TD-413-Hardwick-325This Sunday at 10/9c, AMC’s live The Walking Dead after show Talking Dead airs at 10/9c — immediately after The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 3, “Four Walls and a Roof.” Joining host Chris Hardwick this week will be Mary Lynn Rajskub, Slash of Guns N’ Roses and a surprise The Walking Dead cast member. They’ll be taking questions live during the broadcast, so log on to TalkingDead.com now to submit your queries. Then, during the episode, go to talkingdead.com/playdead on your phone, tablet or computer to answer real-time questions posed during the show. The results will be broadcast and discussed by Chris and his guests!

Come back to TalkingDead.com the next day to check out exclusive video and photos from the episode.

Talking Dead airs this Sunday at 10/9c immediately following The Walking Dead at 9/8c on AMC.

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Video – On Set With Hell on Wheels’ Colm Meaney (Thomas Durant)

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After four seasons of playing Thomas Durant, what is Colm Meaney‘s take on his character? In this video from the Hell on Wheels Season 4 set, Meaney sits down to discuss what it’s like to portray a historical character, how Durant is similar to Richard Branson, and ways in which Durant is different from the actor: “I’ve never had the ego this guy had. He was driven.” Check out the video now, and don’t forget to mark your calendar for the return of Hell on Wheels Season 4 on November 8.

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Hell on Wheels returns Saturday, November 8 at 9/8c on AMC.

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Video – Talking Dead Episode 502 Bonus Scene and Highlights Featuring Chad L. Coleman

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Want more Talking Dead? Watch these exclusive video highlights and a bonus scene from the latest episode, featuring Chris Hardwick and his guests, Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese) and Breaking Bad‘s Matt Jones.

Talking Dead: Highlights: Episode 502: Rick vs. Abraham
Chad L. Coleman, Matt Jones and Chris Hardwick discuss the tension between Rick and Abraham.
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Talking Dead: Bonus Scene: Episode 502
Chad L. Coleman discusses the showdown between Tyreese and Martin; Matt Jones shares his number one rule for scavenging during the apocalypse; while Chris Hardwick takes fan questions about Morgan‘s return and the loss of Michonne‘s katana.
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Click here to see photos from this week’s episode of Talking Dead.

An all-new episode of Talking Dead airs this Sunday at 10/9c immediately following The Walking Dead on AMC.

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Comic Book Men Q&A – Michael Zapcic

comic-book-men-season-4-michael-zapcic-cast-gallery-325Michael Zapcic, star of AMC’s Comic Book Men, talks about what being a comic book man really means and the most interesting thing he’s learned about Ming.

Q: Ming chose you for who he’d want on his team during a zombie apocalypse. What kind of skills would you bring to the table?

A: I’ve got an arsenal in my house. It’s kind of funny. My children are into martial arts, so they’re dealing with nunchucks and swords. We’ve bought them actual swords. In my wife’s car, she’s got a complete set of emergency flares, road signs and everything she needs. I also put in a machete, just in case.

Q: Hey, you never know when you’ll need a machete, right?

A: Exactly! The one thing that’s most important is I have a plan. I’m the kind of guy who likes to think about stuff before it happens. I’d rather have a plan and not need it than need a plan and not have it. We were caught in Hurricane Sandy and we weren’t prepared for everything. Now I’ve got an emergency preparation plan that can pretty much be used for almost any situation. It’s not necessarily a zombie apocalypse plan, but it can be used for that. It’s fun to think about it.

Q: If you had to pick any superhero to back you during an apocalypse, who would it be and why?
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