As a follow-up to our recent Game of Thrones Characters Before They Were Famous post, here’s a video from Screen Junkies showing off what The Walking Dead cast was up to before the zombie apocalypse.
For example, did you know that several actors on the show are Secretly British? It’s a good thing we’re no longer at war with England, or the country could be full of secret agents yabbering at each other in perfect American accents, and we would never know. “Do you want fries with that?” they’d mock amongst themselves as they sneak launch codes out of the country.
Andrew Lincoln (Rick) is the best known of the UK group, having been in the constantly-on-cable-TV Love Actually. But did you know David Morrissey (The Governor) is so British that he shows up in Doctor Who wearing pantaloons and an ascot? And everyone’s favorite American-as-apple-pie girl next door Lauren Cohan (Maggie) is a Brit, too. Maybe it’s time to do a full check… all of your favorite American actors may actually be from England.
Then, there’s all the actors who came from The Wire, a byproduct of series creator Robert Kirkman being a huge fan of the show. But my personal favorite out of all these was Melissa McBride (Carol) who played a nurse in the infamous Walker, Texas Ranger episode where Haley Joel Osment has AIDS.
The lesson to be learned here is that if keep your eyes peeled while watching TV, you’re likely to spot a Walking Dead character hanging around the edges of the screen from time to time. Unfortunately for them, it’s just as dangerous being a character on The Wire as it is on The Walking Dead.
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