There was a distinct lack of major characters dying during the first half of The Walking Dead‘s sixth season, something that will apparently be remedied in the second half kicking off this Sunday. Entertainment Weekly sat down with all the stars of the show as part of their all out Walking Dead return bonanza, and they seemed disturbed at how messed up things got for their character. Here’s Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes:
“I felt sick to my stomach when I read the script. It was the first day in the whole six years of working on The Walking Dead that I was late for work because I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I was so angry and frustrated and I felt sick. And that was just after reading it.”
Lauren Cohan (Maggie) backed him up on this sentiment, saying it “took a really, really long time for everybody to feel okay again after the finale.” She has been particularly sensitive to issues like this in the past, saying she almost quit the show over Lori’s birth/death/reanimation scene.
It must be stressful getting the scripts for new episodes, wondering if your character is going to make it through each one. Apparently, sometimes the producers give you a hint or a heads up, but sometimes they don’t. Emily Kinney, who played Beth on the show, only found out she was dying when she got her copy of the season five mid-season script. Rough.
(via Entertainment Weekly)