The Walking Dead: Steven Yeun Talks Character Deaths! — Exclusive
We may not be in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, but a months-long drought of The Walking Dead still feels as dire. While we wait for The Walking Dead Season 4 to hit our screens on October 13, Wetpaint Entertainment nabbed Steven Yeun (Glenn) at the College Television Awards in Los Angeles on April 24, to talk about the demise of certain characters — and zombie-like fans!
Beware: If you haven't seen the Season 3 finale, make like a well-fed zombie and shuffle away. Spoilers ahead!
Wetpaint Entertainment: How did you feel about this last, gritty season of Walking Dead? Steven Yeun: It was no-holds-barred, kind of like Volume 11. It was really great, and we got to tell some amazing stories and kind of ramp up the energy. I’m excited for this next season so we can dive into the characters and let things breathe, too.}
Were you sad to see Laurie go? Yes, that was rough! A lot of other people get killed off, too.
Who is safe, and who is not? Well, I can’t tell you for Season 4, but 3 has already aired. So a lot of people go.
Walking Dead has some pretty intense fans out there. Have you had any crazy fan interactions? Yes, they’re fanatical! I was walking down the street one time in Atlanta, and this really cute, normal-looking girl was walking down the street, and she started walking towards me like a zombie. You could see that halfway through, she was like, "Oh, crap, I should not have done that." But she held the commit! She wanted to commit so she gets all the way up to me, and I’m just watching her, and in my head, I’m like, Wow this is embarrassing for you because it was over fifty feet of you doing this. And she gets up to me, and she goes, "I am so sorry that I did that, and I apologize, but I had to commit." I just was like, "Good job." It’s embarrassing. It’s pretty amazing.
What can you tease me for next season? I really actually don’t know. We read the first script, and that’s it, and I can just say that it’s going to be pretty awesome. If I want to keep my job, that’s all I can say.
The Walking Dead Season 4 premieres this Sunday, October 13, at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.