THE WALKING DEAD Actress Reveals She Wants Her Character to Die in the Series
Published: July 26, 2012 - 4:04pm
Spoiler Warning: AMC's Emmy Award-winning series The Walking Dead is directed by Glen Mazzara and based on the acclaimed comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. Filming for season three is currently underway in Georgia. The series returns October 14th for it's 16-episode third season.
Warning: Major Spoiler from the comic series ahead.
The Walking Dead tells the story of the weeks and months that follow a pandemic zombie apocalypse. County Sheriff Rick Grimes travels with his family and a small group of survivors, constantly in search of a safe and secure home. But the constant pressure of fighting off death on a daily basis takes a heavy toll, sending many to the lowest depths of human cruelty. As Rick struggles to keep his family alive, he will discover that the overwhelming fear of the survivors can be far more dangerous than the mindless walkers roaming the earth.
Walking Dead actress Sarah Wayne Callies has revealed that she believes her character Lori Grimes should suffer the same fate on the TV series as she does in the comic book: "I've said from the beginning, not only am I OK with Lori dying but I think she has to. I've played this character with an eye toward an end."
Fans who are up to date on the storyline from the long running comic series know that Lori is gunned down along with her infant child during an assault on the group's prison encampment. There is no guarantee that the event will be adapted for the popular AMC show, as it has taken liberties with other character arcs during it's two seasons, but Callies affirms that her character's end should not change:
"Frank Darabont and I actually -- before he was tragically and unfairly removed from the show -- we used to argue about it. I argued that it was necessary to kill Lori and I feel very strongly that for all of the other deviations we may have from the comic book, killing Lori does something to Rick that is vital for the story and can't be done any other way."
AMC's Emmy Award-winning series The Walking Dead is directed by Glen Mazzara and based on the acclaimed comic book series by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. The upcoming season will star Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, David Morrissey, Danai Gurira and Norman Reedus and slated to return to AMC this October.