DEAD WOMAN WALK­ING

The Walk­ing Dead’s Mag­gie on cliffhang­ers and keep­ing se­crets

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Catch­ing up with The Walk­ing Dead’s Lau­ren Co­han, aka Mag­gie Greene.

SE­CRETS AND LIES

“I find it ex­cit­ing that I lit­er­ally can­not say any­thing about the new sea­son. Some years we can sort of al­lude to what may or may not hap­pen, but at this point we re­ally have to say ab­so­lutely noth­ing, which is lib­er­at­ing for us in a way.”

BE­GIN THE NE­GAN

“We knew about the sea­son six cliffhanger I guess a few episodes be­fore, though we al­ready knew that with Ne­gan on the scene there was go­ing to be a re­ally bit­ter re­sult – even if we didn’t know ex­actly what point in the time­line the bat would fall.”

BLUE-SKY THINK­ING

“I like play­ing Mag­gie be­cause she al­ways seems to have this feel­ing that ev­ery­thing’s go­ing to be okay, and some­times they are pretty not okay, but there’s this drive to keep go­ing. She’s her fa­ther Her­shel’s daugh­ter, and I’m very lucky to play a char­ac­ter who fol­lows in foot­steps that I re­spect and that she re­spected so much.”

TALES FROM THE SCRIPT

“We’re told be­fore we read a script if some­one’s go­ing to be lost in the episode, so we’re not read­ing it on ten­ter­hooks about one of our friends go­ing. When I know there’s a bad one com­ing I put off read­ing it, and then it’s, ‘Okay, I have to learn my lines at some point!’”

GORE GANG

“I think that my favourite bits of the show are def­i­nitely when the group is all to­gether. When we’re not in the big group some­times the crav­ing we have is the same as the crav­ing the au­di­ence has, and then it’s so ex­cit­ing to see the gang all com­ing back to­gether.”

The Walk­ing Dead sea­son seven comes to Fox on 24 Oc­to­ber. Sea­son six is out on Blu-ray & DVD from 26 Septem­ber.

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