Following the smiling-midseason premiere of The Walking Dead, Chandler Riggs, who plays hat-wearing, eye-losing, pudding-eating Carl Grimes on AMC’s hit zombie series, dropped by Reddit for an Ask Me Anything session. Unlike his character — who, let’s face it, is a bit of a drip — Riggs is a likable guy; he played along with silly questions and gave entertaining answers.
For instance, when someone asked, “So some child actors end up hooked on drugs and f*cked in the head. Do you have any future plans of getting hooked on drugs and generally f*cked in the head?” he replied, “yeah dude u know it, love me some heroin,” before adding, “jk i’m not into anything like that. i spend my weekends at home playing video games, making music, hanging out with my gf, etc, so i don’t plan on becoming a trainwreck. i live a pretty normal life, and i’m planning on going to college for sociology/psychology so i don’t think i’ll end up like some of those child actors.” Speaking of:
How is it working with baby Judith?
oh my lord those babies. they are so difficult.
it’s a set of twins, and we’ve had about 7 or 8 different pairs but o man they are so tough to work with. season 5 babies were the easiest, but only because i spent so much time with them and basically forced them to like me. they constantly grab at the boom mic, interrupt our lines, and jump out of our arms screaming “MOMMY” and run out of the room to go find their mom. i’m always thankful when i don’t have scenes with them lol edit: they can be fun and very cute, but most of the time they’re hard to work with.
Riggs was also asked the question that’s been on everyone’s mind:
Are you ever gonna do something about that hair?
my genius rebranding idea: cut my hair after i get off of twd to get a fresh look so hopefully people won’t only see me as carl forever. aka i gotta keep my hair long for as long as i’m on the show which kinda sucks but it’ll be worth it.
It’s somehow reassuring to know that he hates Carl’s hair just as much as everyone else does. In semi-related news, when a Reddit user inquired where he would go during a real-life Walking Dead situation, Riggs answered, “straight to the nearest building high enough so i’ll die when i jump off of it.”
Okay, the hair’s not THAT bad…
Maybe stay off roofs, though.