DEAD WOMAN WALKING
The Walking Dead’s Maggie on cliffhangers and keeping secrets
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.”
“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!’”
“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.