Andrew Lincoln: “I’ve Not Watching a Single Episode of ‘The Walking Dead’”
Andrew Lincoln may be the leading man of arguably the biggest show on TV now, but he hasn’t watched a single episode of his own TV series.
“I don’t watch the show. I don’t need to. I get to live it everyday,” said the 40-year-old English actor who plays sheriff Rick Grimes on AMC’s The Walking Dead, based on a graphic novel where zombies (or “Walkers”) have over-run the earth.
The series, currently in its fourth season and fresh from a win at the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Cable TV show and Lincoln for Favourite TV Anti-Hero, has become a global phenomenon, sparking renewed interest in zombies and all things undead.
Asked to elaborate further, Lincoln — who arrived in Singapore on Saturday and will be here until Monday to promote the show along with fellow star Norman Reedus — said he became self-conscious after watching himself in previous TV shows he’d done.
“I just don’t watch myself. I wouldn’t like this or that. It wasn’t helpful to me and since then, I stopped watching myself”, he said, adding that he would never direct an episode of the hit show if offered the chance for the exact same reason.
So true to his word was he that during the two-hour meet-the-fan session held at the LaSALLE College of the Arts in town, Lincoln covered his face and ears when two clips of the show were aired.
His confession was among precious tidbits of the show — currently on a mid-season break in its fourth season — over 500 fans and student actors were treated to as Lincoln and the irreverent Reedus held court.
Among other gems — actors are not allowed to keep any TV scripts for fear extras would steal or lift them out of the bin and leak spoilers and that the show would be back with a big bang next month.
“There are three episodes in the second half of this season that are the best we’ve ever done. You see the prison family at their most vulnerable and they are slowly breaking down on their own, ” said Lincoln, who labelled the TV series a “family drama set in hell”.
“Long may I survive. I could be dead already,” he cheekily added, in reference to the show’s notorious reputation for killing off key characters at a moment’s notice.
Meanwhile, the playful fan favourite Reedus — with whom Lincoln shared an obvious and deep camaraderie — delighted the crowd by peppering the session with matter-of-fact one liners.
“I saw a Walking Dead porno the other day. I can show you when we get back to filming,” said the trim and toned 44-year-old, winking at Lincoln.
Earlier on, both stars seemed to be genuinely taken aback by a crowd of 250 mostly teen and young adult fans who had gathered at LaSalle for a close-up look at their favourite stars. But they quickly got over their surprise and won the raucous crowd over by posing gamely for countless “selfies” and autographing all manner of figurines, comic books, posters and photos.
“It’s crazy. We live in a bubble because the show is shot in the middle of nowhere. And then we come here and get assaulted,” Lincoln said to laughs.
Walking Dead Season 4 returns on Monday, 10 Feb at 1130am (right after its US telecast) and 8.10pm (same day encore) on Fox Movies Premium on StarHub Channel 622.
Source – Yahoo Singapore
AMC Rings in the New Year with “The Walking Dead” Marathon
AMC has announced it will air two back-to-back marathons of its Emmy Award-winning original dramas Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. A four-day Breaking Bad marathon, which kicks off at noon ET/PT each day from Fri., Dec. 27 through Mon., Dec. 30, will feature every episode from the series’ critically acclaimed five seasons, making AMC the only destination for cable subscribers to watch every Breaking Bad episode for free. On New Year’s Eve day, Dec. 31, at 9AM/8c, AMC will air a two-day marathon of The Walking Dead. Beginning with the pilot, episodes will air back-to-back in chronological order until 5AM/4c on Jan. 2, 2014.
From acclaimed writer, producer, director Vince Gilligan and produced by Sony Pictures Television, Breaking Bad follows the story of a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family’s financial future. The series capped its historic run on Sep. 29, delivering a series-record 10.3 million viewers, including 6.7 million adults 18-49.
Breaking Bad has garnered ten Emmy Award wins – including the 2013 Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series – and a Peabody, and been named to the American Film Institute’s (AFI) list of the “Top 10 Programs of the Year” (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012). Heralded as “one of the greatest dramas in TV history,” (The Hollywood Reporter), Breaking Bad stars three-time Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston; two-time Emmy winner Aaron Paul; Emmy-winner Anna Gunn; Dean Norris; Betsy Brandt; RJ Mitte and Bob Odenkirk.
The Walking Dead continues to be the #1 show on all of television among the coveted 18-49 demographic and remains the highest-rated series in the history of cable television. The first eight episodes of its fourth season delivered an average of 13 million viewers and 8.4 million adults 18-49.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, The Walking Dead tells the story of the months that follow after a zombie apocalypse. The series Entertainment Weekly called the “greatest thriller ever produced for television” stars Andrew Lincoln, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Emily Kinney, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Lawrence Gilliard Jr. The Walking Dead is executive produced by showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, Emmy-winner Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse.
The Walking Dead will return for the second half of its fourth season at 9/8c on Sun., Feb. 9, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead at 10/9c.
Source – AMCTV
“The Walking Dead”: February 2014 Return Trailer
Creator Robert Kirkman and star Andrew Lincoln promised the final eight epiosdes of season 4
will kick The Walking Dead into high gear: The survivors are scattered
and on the run in the wake of The Governor’s Pyrrhic attack on the prison (that’s right: no more prison!). Here’s AMC’s trailer teasing up the zombie hit’s return on Feb. 9:
“The Walking Dead”: Return Date Revealed: ‘Boldest, Bravest and Most Exciting Ever’
It’s going to be a long few months. AMC announced the midseason return date for The Walking Dead, which once again is in February.
The horror-action drama will return Sunday, Feb. 9.
On Sunday’s winter finale post-show The Talking Dead, star Andrew Lincoln teased the back-eight episodes as “the boldest, bravest and most exciting this show has ever attempted.”
“Very intense,” agreed executive producer-writer Robert Kirkman.
The rest of Kirkman’s comment, beware, contains major spoilers for tonight’s episode.
“Not only have these people lost Hershel, they lost the prison, but they also lost each other,” Kirkman says. “They’re out on their own, they’re in different groups. There’s going to be a lot going on with these different people as they try to survive in the next half of the season.”
That’s good news for fans who have been frustrated with the pacing of season 4, though perhaps Sunday’s episode proved to some doubters that the show can still crank up the intensity. Here’s our four reasons why The Walking Dead‘s fourth season has been an improvement upon
on the past couple seasons. Notice that with tonight’s winter finale, my three gripes in that post linked above were seemingly wiped out: No more being stuck at the prison, with little action, and too much time with minor characters.
Source – Entertainment Weekly
“The Walking Dead”: Showrunner Talks Bloody Mid-Season Finale with Hollywood Reporter
The showrunner breaks down season four’s deadly mid-season finale and previews what’s to come when the AMC zombie drama returns in February. Since the interview features a lot of questions, most not specific to Andrew or his character, I have chosen a few questions that are about him or are somewhat associated with him. To read the entire interview, you can click the link at the bottom.
Rick and Carl (Chandler Riggs) presume baby Judith is dead. There’s a lot of blood in that car seat. Is she really dead?
There are a lot of walkers around there as well. It did not look good, and I don’t want to say one way or another but what you see tells a story.
How will Rick handle his grief this time? We presume he won’t see visions of Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) or give up his gun again.
This is an unthinkable amount of loss: Hershel, Judith and the prison. Of course it’s going to affect him unbelievably, and it’s a huge part of the story we’re moving into. He’s definitely not going to see visions of Lori. This is a different loss and will affect him differently. When he lost Lori, he was at a place surrounded by fences with brick buildings. One could argue that he had time to mourn or deal with it — or not [deal with it] as he did. He’s messed up physically from that fight with the Governor and now he’s off in the world, that’s where we left him. He’s in a very different situation, where there’s going to be some very direct demands upon him of survival.
The group was forced out of the prison and is on the road again. Where do they go from here?
I can’t say. If you know the comic, there are a lot of differences from the comic that we do and a lot of differences that we have to do. There’s going to be a lot of familiar stuff, brand-new stuff and remixed stuff. There are some things where you will totally know them and hopefully be expecting them, and then there will be stuff that’s brand-new that you have no idea if it’s coming but it will circle around to moments from the comic. It’s very much like these eight. Comic fans once again will absolutely see a lot of iconic moments.
Will there be a time jump when season four resumes in February?
Not much! There’s a lot that happens after the prison. Everyone seems pretty scattered. There’s a lot to tell in the aftermath of what just happened.
Season three moved at a breakneck pace, but season four was more of a slower, character exploration. Will the back half of season four have the same pacing as the first eight episodes?
The back half of the season has a wildly different structure to it. It’s a very different set of stories, and it’s very unlike the first half of the season. I can’t say without giving stuff up, but it’s very different. The same story priorities apply; there’s a lot of character exploration but in a very different way. In some ways, the story moves quicker but in a really different manner. As soon as you see the first episode, you’ll figure out why and how. Episode 10 [the second one in February] has a super unusual structure that I’m very excited for people to see. It’s very different than the first half.
Source – The Hollywood Reporter
“Talking Dead”: 3×08 – Too Far Gone HD Screen Captures
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Hey everybody! As mentioned last night, Andrew appeared on “Talking Dead” after the mid-season finale. He wasn’t an actual guest, but they featured short clips of I believe a per-recorded interview. You can check out 47 HD screen captures in total. Enjoy!
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“The Walking Dead”: 4×08 – Too Far Gone HD Screen Captures
Andrew Lincoln: The Most Controversial Episode We’ve Ever Done Is Still to Come
And it comes down to this: Eight episodes of new zombie threats, an infection that threatened to wipe out the entire prison group, and a bitter rivalry with the Governor comes to a head in the “Walking Dead” midseason finale.
Series star Andrew Lincoln, who finished filming Season 4 last weekend and is back home in London reading movie scripts before he heads back to begin Season 5, talked to Yahoo TV on Thanksgiving eve about this season’s unique storytelling formats, and what promises to be a shocking and sad midseason finale.
He also hints that the second half of the season, which premieres in February, is even more of a departure from storytelling of the past, and teases that it features an episode he considers the series’ most controversial ever.
Before the Season 4 premiere, you told us that the midseason finale, which airs this weekend, was the most ambitious episode the series had attempted. Do you still feel that way?
I’ve just done the season finale, so I’m not so sure anymore. [Laughs.] This is quite a big episode coming up. But then I think from this episode onwards, it spins off into a different orbit, the show, which for everybody concerned has been thrilling. It’s so neat that we’ve just … [viewers] don’t get to see it obviously until next year, but the season finale is just, it’s so clever what [showrunner Scott Gimple] and the writers have done. It’s just really clever.
We do have a tendency to try and up the ante. I will say that the story, as you can tell from the structure of the first seven, the Governor and our people are about to meet proper. I really can’t go into great detail, but it is probably the biggest we’ve attempted in every aspect, the midseason finale. Saying that, the last episodes this season, I’m still recovering from. But I do think loyal fans of the show won’t be disappointed by this midseason finale. I think it’s a showdown that we always promised. I think this time we certainly deliver.
This showdown between Rick’s group and the Governor and his new group is different this time. We have more perspective on the Governor, how he became this man he is. Does that make for a more intense, more personal showdown?
It’s funny: Before I got the midseason finale from Scott, I was reading a book, and there was a quote in it that I really liked. I think it’s by a philosopher called Hegel. It says, “Tragedy is when right collides with right.” I texted it, because I do a silly thing where I text Scott and share things like that with him, thoughts of the day. [Laughs.] Or quotes that I like. He said, “Oh my God, that is very much the mini arc within the bigger arc … it’s where I wanted it to finish,” which is Episode 8.
In answer to your question, I absolutely think that Scott did a very smart thing by filling in a lot of spaces in the backstory of the Governor and not sympathizing with the man, but certainly asking the audience to understand him a little bit more. One of the things I dig about the show is the fact that you can be rooting for a psychopath. You can feel sympathy for a man that has lost everything, and yet he collects heads in fish tanks. That’s the strength of the writing this season and also David [Morrissey]‘s portrayal.
I think that what you’ll find is, it’s a man wrestling with two parts. It’s a very similar story to what Rick is going through. There’s the beast in Rick, and then there’s also the love in Rick. I think there’s a man inside the Governor that he’s trying to contain, or at least trying to diminish. Whether that’s possible is another thing.
The last time we saw Rick, he was about to tell Daryl what happened with Carol. Before this showdown happens, will Rick have had a chance to talk to Daryl and Tyreese about Carol?
Certainly you’ve identified something that needs to be addressed, and fear not. I think you won’t be disappointed. I really don’t want to spoil anything. But I will say that I was in my trailer with a few of the actors — Norman [Reedus] and Steven [Yeun], and a few others. I won’t mention too many names, because obviously you’ll know who may or may not be alive. [Laughs.] But we were so excited, because there’s so much drama this season. There were so many open-ended, extraordinary storylines that even our mouths are drooling at the prospect of what’s going to happen in the future.
I think that’s been one of the most satisfying things, shooting this season, is realizing that Scott, who is orchestrating all these 16 hours, has really gone to town with the most dramatic combination of characters and circumstances, because you can tell he loves the story. He’s honoring, as a fan of the comic books, some of the most extraordinary and challenging and controversial story arcs in the comics, and playing them out in a new fashion in the TV show. So rest assured, Rick’s call with Carol … it’s there.
You are less than a week out of finishing Season 4.
How do you feel?
[I’m in] an incredible place. It’s relief, mixed with sadness, mixed with excitement, because we now know the full shape of the season, and it’s an extraordinary season. It’s one of the most exciting and diverse and bold and brave seasons we’ve done since the first. Also, it’s a tough seven and a half months. It’s strange how, instantly, you get back a couple days and have a couple of good nights’ sleep, and you start missing it. It’s such an intoxicating job, and also the people … a lot of them have been on it for four years, as I have. We’ve got this incredible bond. Also, it’s made all the more exciting by the fact that the world is watching it as it goes out. It’s a real thrill ride, actually.
You also aren’t filming this on some air-conditioned soundstage. This is full immersion, filmed on location, in Georgia weather.
That’s right, and famously it is one of the most beautiful places on the planet in the fall. But fall lasts for about two weeks. Then it just gets cold. [Laughs.] It goes from extremes of brutal summer heat and sweating to desperately trying to scavenge some long-sleeved jacket. It’s an amazing place. I agree, I think it’s one of the strengths of the show that we [film it] on one location. We shoot on 16 mm film. We’re one of the last shows to keep doing it. We have this extraordinary film crew who lug and put the camera everywhere. It does give that extra sense of authenticity, I think, being on location.
Before this season, you mentioned there was an exciting and very interesting new way the stories were going to unfold. We’ve seen what you were talking about, with episodes that have focused in on certain characters. What did you think when you first heard this was how the story was going to unfold?
I was thrilled. I think it’s bold, and I think it’s a necessarily thing. We’re four years into a show. We’ve been blessed with incredible [ratings] throughout those years. I think we owe it to the fans to change it up a bit. One of the things that attracted me to the project was always the fact that it was a story that kept changing. Not only the cast keeps changing and recycling and moving forward, but the story. It’s a very, very smart move by Scott and the writers and AMC to do this. As for me, reading the script, and I hope the audience has the same reaction, I was always behind. It was always ahead of me. I couldn’t second-guess it. I think that that’s a brilliant sign that the writers are still able to do this at this stage in the show.
I will stress this as well. You haven’t even seen the half of it yet. The back eight is more radical than ever before. It’s almost a tale of two seasons. It really is that radical, the difference between the first eight and the back eight.
The show is always incredibly intense, and while it’s hard to believe we’re already almost through eight episodes, so much has happened, so many huge things, that it feels like we’ve seen 20 episodes.
I’m glad you say that, because we wanted to get the balance between action, horror, and character. There was anxiety when we were filming it: “Are we slowing it down too much? Is there going to be enough of that?” But then you realize just in the first two episodes how much you learn about characters that have been in the show for maybe a couple of seasons. The storytelling and the character development by the writers this year has been magnificent. I’m so thrilled you say that, because I feel the same way. I feel that so much is learned.
And really, trust me, I think that three of the strongest episodes we’ve done this season are yet to come. Probably four. There are two episodes that I absolutely adore in the back eight, one of which I think is going to be the most controversial episode that we’ve probably ever been involved in, and that’s saying something. [Laughs.]
“The Walking Dead” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.
Source – Yahoo
“The Walking Dead”: 4×01 – 4×05 HD Screen Captures
Hey everybody! I updated the gallery with 3,102 HD screen captures of Andrew from the first 5 episodes of the 4th season of “The Walking Dead.” Andrew wasn’t featured in episodes 6 or 7 as both episodes were very much Governor-centric. However, he is featured in episode 8 (the mid-season finale), which airs this Sunday on AMC. I hope you enjoy the screen captures and keep checking back for more updates!
P.S. There are many updates to come, but I am waiting until after the mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead” to update the site with them. There will be a good 2-month break until the 2nd half of the season starts up again. So I want to wait until that time to start really updating. That way we have plenty of updates during the break.
The Walking Dead > Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×01 – 30 Days Without an Accident
The Walking Dead > Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×02 – Infected
The Walking Dead > Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×03 – Isolation
The Walking Dead > Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×04 – Indifference
The Walking Dead > Season 4 > Screen Captures > 4×05 – Internment
New Owner + Recent 2013 Public Appearances Uploaded
Hello everybody! My name is Eric and I am the new owner here at Andrew Lincoln Online! You may know me from several of my sites, which include Bradley Cooper Network, Stana Katic Fan, and Kerry Washington Archives. I want to thank Gertie, our host, for allowing me to take over this awesome site! Vicki and Holly did great work over the past few years and I am glad to be apart of the site, as I’m a massive fan of Andrew! I’m going to try my best to get everything back up-to-date for all of you Andrew fans. I have been doing quite a bit of work over the past few days. I revamped all the website content, re-organized the photo gallery, and changed the layouts. I want to thank Ray for the theme base and the inspiration for the look.
To start off being the new owner, I decided to upload the few appearances Andrew has made in 2013 that weren’t already uploaded in the gallery. It’s not much at all, but 98 MQ photos have been uploaded. I hope you enjoy and keep checking back for more updates!
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Oct 04: “The Walking Dead” Season 4 Premiere
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Oct 05: Academy Celebrates Richard Williams
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Oct 10: Andrew Visits SiriusXM Studios
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Oct 12: “The Walking Dead: A Decade Of Dead” Event
Public Appearances > Events from 2013 > Oct 12: 2013 New York Comic-Con – “The Walking Dead” Panel
Andrew Confirmed to Attend Walker Stalker Con
The news was just announced! It’s official – Andrew Lincoln will be joining the amazing Walking Dead lineup for November’s Walker Stalker Con in Atlanta, Georgia!
Lincoln will be appearing on Saturday, November 2nd for autograph and photo sessions with fans. All proceeds from his autograph and photo sessions will be donated to charity.
Lincoln joins fellow cast members – Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, special effects guru Greg Nicotero, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs, Lauren Cohan, Melissa McBride, Scott Wilson, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., IronE Singleton, Melissa Ponzio, Emma Bell, Vincent M. Ward and Lew Temple as well as Giancarlo Esposito (“Revolution”, “Breaking Bad”), “Halloween” (Danielle Harris), “Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood” (Kane Hodder), “Night of the Living Dead” (Judith O’ Dea), “Dawn of the Dead” (Mike Christopher), Eugene Clark (“The Twilight Zone”) and more at the convention.
Walker Stalker Con will be held November 1, 2, 3 at America’s Mart – our editor Emma Loggins will be the emcee at the event! Tickets for the event start as low as $30 for general admission and can be purchased at www.walkerstalkercon.com/tickets.
For more information, guest announcements and regular updates about Walker Stalker Con please visit the website www.walkerstalkercon.com.
EW Interview With Norman and Andrew
We’ve been delivering relentless scoop to you about season 4 of The Walking Dead for the past few months. There have been first look photos, sexy-time GIFs, and videos of the cast telling us what to expect when the premiere rolls around on Oct. 13. But let’s put all that aside for now to share a fun moment from the set. I was chatting with Norman Reedus in his trailer at night while we waited out a rain storm that was holding up shooting for the evening. Reedus was cradling a big — and what I sincerely hope and have to assume was fake — shotgun in his arms while we spoke. Then a knock came on the door, and Reedus immediately pointed the phony firearm in that direction. Well, who should happen to walk in but Andrew Lincoln, also looking to kill…some time. He came in and plopped himself on the floor. Presented now for your enjoyment is a snippet of the conversation that followed.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Norman, I want to go back to a minute ago when you said you’re a much better actor than Andrew Lincoln
NORMAN REEDUS: Yes!
EW: That’s a controversial statement—
REEDUS: I also have a bigger *****. [laughs]
EW: Of course you do. You guys have this farm now in the prison. Can either of you actually farm in real life?
ANDREW LINCOLN: Yeah, I planted an orchard in the off season. 27 apple trees.
EW: You’re in New York, Norman. You can’t farm.
REEDUS: The only thing I’ve learned to do since last season is poach an egg. I can poach a wicked egg now.
EW: Going back to the talk we had earlier about all these characters dying, I’ve always told you, Norman, that you may be the only person that is truly untouchable.
REEDUS: Ah, don’t say that. Knock on wood. Knock on some piece of wood somewhere.
EW: It’s true! Can you imagine the rioting?
LINCOLN: The riots!
REEDUS: I will lead that riot! No, it’s a fun job, and I think people relate to different characters for different reasons, but never say never. I hate to even think like that, to be honest. Plus, if you think like that it’s not as fun. It’s fun coming to work. Every day you make it your best day. It’s good like that.
LINCOLN: You can’t do it lazy. It doesn’t work lazy, so it’s crap.
REEDUS: Yeah, and no one’s doing it lazy so you’ll stick out like a soar thumb. I don’t even think to think like that is a good idea.
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