... And we're back with more Walking Dead scoop from Comic-Con!
Following our chats with Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan and company, we're here with scoop from Norman Reedus (Daryl), Greg Nicotero (Producer), Gale Anne Hurd (Producer) and Emily Kinney (Beth)...
Why didn't Andrew Lincoln know there was a baby in the trailer? Producer Gale Anne Hurd shared that Andrew Lincoln has only seen one episode of The Walking Dead and none of the trailers - because he can't watch himself.
How did Daryl feel about Beth? Norman Reedus enjoys the gradual character changes they've had on The Walking Dead. He explained the episode with Daryl and Beth (The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 12) as Beth being the light at the end of the tunnel and Daryl getting warmer and closer and closer... and then suddenly someone blew that light out.
There is a plan. Producer Greg Nicotero likes how they plant seeds each season that will grow later. "It really is thoughtfully choreographed," he shared, reminding Reedus that he doesn't know where things will go with Kinney, but the writers do.
Why did Daryl and Beth team up? Emily Kinney doesn't know if they're building anything specific for her and Reedus as characters, but was satisfied that she got to know Beth better and the audience got to know the two in a different way because of their interactions. Nicotero thinks the groundwork was laid for the two of them when Beth embraced Daryl and he accepted it, happy to be close to someone when they had lost so many people.
What's it like being free from the comic storyline? The entrance of comic character Ezekiel and his tiger arose and Reedus grabbed onto it with all his might. He wants the tiger, deciding Daryl would kill Ezekial so he can have the tiger. Reedus is the only actor with no need to read the comics from a character standpoint. Although he read some of them, he has gone from playing a character to living him and doesn't want to know what comes next from the comics.
Expect the unexpected. Nicotero directed The Walking Season 5 premiere. He enjoys taking characters who have been through it all and tossing them into situations where they won't expect what's coming, like when the Walkers dropped down from the ceiling.
What does Beth's separation from the group mean? Kinney will be kicking some ass as Beth, but has been separated from the rest of the cast, so it feels bittersweet. She doesn't know if she'll sing again, but it's a part of who Beth is now so it will influence the way she interacts with the world around her.
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