Andrew Lincoln, Andrew J. West On Gareth’s Death; What Scares Steven Yeun

the-walking-dead-episode-503-gareth-west-325This week, Andrew Lincoln and Andrew J. West discuss Gareth’s death, while Steven Yeun and Lauren Cohan talk about what frightens them. Plus, Sonequa Martin-Green speaks with The Hollywood Reporter about the brutal church scene. Read on for more:

TV Guide interviews Andrew Lincoln, who says Gareth’s death was “a brutal killing, but I was very keen for it not to be an indulgent moment. You just see a man getting exhausted by it. It wasn’t an emotional moment. This is about squashing this and getting rid of the threat.”

• Andrew J. West talks to The Hollywood Reporter about viewer reaction to Gareth: “I hope there are some conflicting feelings about how much they despise or dislike this character. I would have loved to have seen more of Gareth’s backstory and to see him ride off into the sunset.” Asked by Entertainment Weekly about his The Walking Dead experience, West says, “There won’t ever be a job like it. It’s a special, special thing: The fan base, the construction of the story, the way the show is executed — it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen, and it was a dear experience for me.”

• Steven Yeun talks to USA Today about things that scare him, a list that does not include The Walking Dead because “at this point, we know the zombies by actual name, so it’s like, ‘Oh that’s Brian.’ We’re jaded about it.”
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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.

Q: Have you and Lawrence (Gillard Jr.)  gotten closer as Sasha and Bob’s relationship deepened? Continue reading “The Walking Dead Q&A – Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha)” »

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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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AMC FearFest – Greg Nicotero Shares Tricks for The Walking Dead Halloween Costumes

the-walking-dead-s4-greg-nicotero-325x200Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer, Special Effects Supervisor and Director for The Walking Dead, gives fans some advice for how to dress like their favorite character or walker from The Walking Dead for Halloween.

Q: In Season 1, you made a short video detailing how to zombify yourself at home, but what other tips can you offer fans who want to trick-or-treat as a walker?

A: Don’t use bright colored clothes for walkers. If you notice, in the show, walkers wear dark colors, like greys and blacks. You almost never see a color like yellow. We have teams and teams of people who make walker clothes all day, but if you want to do it at home, you can use some sandpaper to make the clothes look more distressed. You can sand the edges of clothes to make them look worn and torn.

Q: In a behind-the-scenes video for Season 2, Costume Designer Eulyn Womble mentioned you have vials and vials of prop blood for humans and zombies. How do you develop and differentiate between the different kinds?
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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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Five Ways to Get Ready for Halloween With The Walking Dead

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Halloween is just around the corner, and AMC wants to help make this the scariest Halloween yet! With interviews, videos and more, you can transform yourself and your friends into members of your favorite The Walking Dead characters for all of your trick-or-treating needs.

1. Read an interview with Greg Nicotero, in which The Walking Dead makeup and special effects guru offers fans his tips and tricks for how to dress as your favorite character or walker from The Walking Dead.

2. Watch a tutorial video with The Walking Dead makeup team to see how the experts create the zombie look, step-by-step.

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Watch The Walking Dead Along With Slash This Sunday at 9/8c, Using Story Sync

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What’s better than watching a brand-new episode of The Walking Dead this Sunday at 9/8c? Watching it along with legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. You can do just that thanks to “Watch Together,” your chance to play Story Sync with a celebrity guest each week and see how their answers correspond with your own. This week, watch along with Slash during The Walking Dead Season 5, Episode 3, “Four Walls and a Roof,” and be sure to test out this season’s all-new features, including a results page that gauges your answers, telling you which character you’re most like and whether you would have survived the episode.

To play Story Sync along with Slash, simply log on to thewalkingdeadstorysync.com via your tablet, smart phone or Internet browser — or download the Windows 8 The Walking Dead Story Sync app — when you tune in to AMC for the broadcast. The rest will take care of itself.

Don’t miss Slash on Talking Dead, Sunday at 10/9c, immediately following The Walking Dead.

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Steven Yeun, Michael Cudlitz Chat With EW; TV Guide Talks Cannibals With Andrew J. West

the-walking-dead-episode-502-glenn-yeun-325This week, Steven Yeun and Michael Cudlitz are interviewed by Entertainment Weekly, while TV Guide discusses “Strangers” with Andrew J. West. Plus, Alexandra Breckenridge joins the Season 5 cast. Read on for more:

• Steven Yeun, talking to Entertainment Weekly, says, “I think that’s what’s cool is Glenn holds out hope for humanity and for redemption and for salvation for people, but this world keeps screwing it up.”

Entertainment Weekly interviews Michael Cudlitz, who talks about the group going to D.C. and how “if he was able to convince them all to come with him that would be fantastic and a coup on his part. But it is not necessary to the mission: The mission comes first.”

• Andrew J. West discusses cannibalism with TV Guide and explains, “What is much more important to Gareth — more so than vengeance, certainly more so than some sort of sadistic impulse, which I don’t think is a part of his persona — is survival.”
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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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