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Mania Interview

Posted by Vicki on
October 27th, 2012

Has it been fun for you this season to see your character change, and grow a bit darker? Andrew Lincoln: Yeah it’s been great, I made a fateful error of going into the writers room and saying “what you think Rick’s breaking point is?” and we find out this season, so it’s a great journey that I’ve got this season, it’s a beautiful story that we’re telling. Yeah, he’s a much darker, more isolated character this season. I think all of them have changed. Jumping forward in time was a really good way of explaining how this world has affected them, and the group dynamic has changed as well. That’s something that always attracted me to the role, it’s all about change, the whole story is about people changing, if you don’t change, you die. If you don’t adapt, you die. The writers keep pushing these characters . The story of the boy turned into the boy soldier this season is absolutely fascinating. I’ve never seen it before, certainly not on TV. There’s so many other characters, and by definition of what we do, we end up killing off key characters, and then the group dynamic changes, and the show reinvents itself.  Then other people step forward, and you watch them change as well.