Q&A – David Morrissey (The Governor)

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British actor David Morrissey, who plays The Governor on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about some unexpected overlaps with his character’s tastes and explains how the role finally earned him some respect at home.

Q: This is your first season on the show. Was there a learning curve to get up to speed with The Walking Dead?

A: I was very nervous about joining the show on the first day, but once I got there it’s been a joy ever since. There’s an element about needing to know about the conditions: the heat and the humidity and the snakes and bugs and ticks. You have to have a little bit of an outward bound course before you start filming. Those things are different for me, because normally it’s like, “How do I get to the canteen.” But I do think those crazy brutal conditions add to the show — because the show’s all about that. It isn’t a comfortable place to be and that’s important.

Q: How much of the Governor’s backstory have you sketched out?

A: I feel that the Governor is someone who before the event was a pretty middle-management type guy. He didn’t have the status before, but now he’s walking that tightrope of leadership about what he needs to do as a leader. It’s all relatively new to him.

Q: As a British actor, is there anything you do to prevent lapsing back into your accent on-set?

A: I stay in accent as much as I can. We have a crew of locals, and whenever I go get my coffee or groceries I can hear the accent. So the accent is around me all the time and that’s been an advantage.

Q: Do you ever take the Governor home with you?

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Check Out The Walking Dead Story Sync While Watching Episode 3 This Sunday Night

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The Walking Dead Story Sync is a LIVE, interactive experience that allows you to vote in snap polls, answer cool trivia questions, and re-live tense moments via video clips during the initial broadcast of the week’s episode. If you missed it last week, the next Story Sync begins this Sunday with the The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 3, “Walk With Me” at 9/8c and 9PT. (Please note: Story Sync runs during the premiere broadcast ONLY.) Log on via your Internet browser, smartphone or tablet device then tune in to AMC for the broadcast. Live Story Sync updates will happen throughout the episode.

Click here for The Walking Dead Story Sync.

Having trouble? Make sure that…

• Javascript is enabled on your Internet browser
• Your Internet browser is up to date (Sync will not work in Internet Explorer 6 or 7)
• You have a strong Internet connection
• Your computer clock is set to the correct time zone

The Walking Dead Social Game – This Week’s Tip: How to Use the New Maps

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You can now explore new maps for both Chapters One and Two in The Walking Dead Social Game. By surveying the terrain, players are better equipped to scavenge for supplies (fuel and food) and to avoid life-threatening walkers. Checking out the surrounding area is easy. Just click then drag the background. When you move the map in any direction, you’ll be able to see areas beyond your screen. It’s a
great way to determine whether there are bonus supplies nearby which you can pick up while completing your overall mission. It’s also a useful technique to discover if there are a herd of walkers just around the corner. You can even see maps of interior locations, like the convenience store in the Burger Mission or the tents in the Setting Up Defenses Mission. By remembering to move your map, you stand a better chance of surviving in The Walking Dead Social Game.

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Hershel’s Amputation Is Top TV Guide Moment; Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara Talk “Sick”

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This week, Hershel’s amputation is TV Guide‘s top moment, while Robert Kirkman and Glen Mazzara deconstruct the season’s second episode, “Sick.” Plus, Kirkman, Mazzara and Andrew Lincoln discuss how Rick has changed over the course of the show’s three seasons. Read on for more…

TV Guide‘s top moment of the week was the loss of Hershel’s leg, especially because “Rick decides to hack it off… with an ax… and no anesthesia.”

Robert Kirkman conducts a post-mortem of the episode with The Hollywood Reporter and speaks with Ace about the influence of his Kentucky upbringing on the show. Also, Glen Mazzara reveals to Entertainment Weekly the genesis of Maggie’s farewell to Hershel in last week’s episode.

Hollywood.com posts exclusive pictures from The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 3, including a new shot of The Governor (David Morrissey) and a walker.

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Talking Dead Poll for Season 3 Episode 3, “Walk With Me”

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By the end of The Walking Dead Season 2, Rick had established the Ricktatorship. But with a new season comes new challenges to his leadership. Who would you rather follow?

Cast your vote now!

Check back next week for the 15-minute bonus video for the latest episode.

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Catch Up to The Walking Dead Season 3 This Sunday at 7/6c

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Attention The Walking Dead fans! If you missed the first two episodes of Season 3, there are still opportunities to get caught up. First, for a limited time you can watch the Season 3 Premiere for free online. However, if you prefer to witness the apocalypse on a larger screen, then AMC is airing the first two episodes back-to-back this Sunday starting at 7/6c, leading up to the premiere of Episode 3, “Walk With Me” at 9/8c.

Click here for a full schedule of The Walking Dead on AMC.

15 More Minutes of Talking Dead Episode 2 Online Now

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Last Sunday at 11/10c, Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick broke down the latest thrilling episode of The Walking Dead with celebrity geek Wil Wheaton and actor Nick Gomez (Tomas). Today, there’s more Talking Dead thanks to this new 15-minute online bonus video, in which Hardwick takes more viewer questions and challenges his guests to match scenes from The Walking Dead with made-up headlines. Check out the video now.

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Talking Dead airs Sundays at 11/10c on AMC. Be sure to come back every week during Season 3 for exclusive Talking Dead videos online.

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Follow The Walking Dead Social Game Facebook Fan Page for the Latest News

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The Walking Dead Social Game is getting bigger and better all the time. Want to get the most out of the experience as you virtually slice up walkers and defend your camp? Follow The Walking Dead Social Game fan page on Facebook. Here you’ll get daily strategy tips and news (and sometimes free energy!) that will ensure that you’re fully equipped for new chapters and missions and totally up-to-speed on the latest upgrades. What are you waiting for?

Follow The Walking Dead Social Game on Facebook.

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Q&A – Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene)

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Veteran actor Scott Wilson, who plays Hershel Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead, explains how his beard helps shape the character and describes losing a limb on-screen.

Q: When you found out that Hershel was going to get bitten by a walker in the first episode, were you worried that was going to be it for him?

A: When Glen (Mazzara) told me they were going to chop my leg off, of course my first thought was, “Oh, there I go!” But just the opposite: He said he wanted someone with a disability and I understand that. It’s also very interesting that Hershel was the first one to have survived a bite. The question I think for Hershel is whether he is going to become a liability for the group. Is he going to be able to carry his load?

Q: What kind of prosthetic did Greg Nicotero fashion for the scene?

A: They did a cast of my leg, Greg Nicotero and his group, and that’s the leg you see a part of after they chop it off in Episode 1. It’s a pretty brutal scene; I got some responses from people who were really taken aback by it!

Q: How do you think this disability will change the character — and your portrayal of him?

A: He needs to show that he is combat ready and that he can contribute. His age and his life experience helps a bit. But I’m hoping right now that sometimes he’ll have a prosthetic.

Q: Hershel’s got a lot more hair this year. Whose idea was it to make him look so unkempt?

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AMC Is Back on DISH on Channel 131

twd-s3-key-art-560.jpgAMC is back on DISH: Channel 131. Catch last week’s season premiere of The Walking Dead at 8PM EST, immediately followed by an all-new episode at 9PM EST. You can catch a new episode of Talking Dead at 11PM EST as well. Thanks to all our fans for their support. Go to www.amcnetworks.com to read the full press release.

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