As if spending two hours instead of one with The Walking Dead isn't enough reason to watch The Talking Dead, it's worth it for the insane knowledge bombs that it drops. Every week after TWD airs, host Chris Hardwick speaks with a selection of cast, crew, and/or guests about the episode we just saw. This week, Chris discussed Season 4, Episode 5, "Internment," with Franklin and Bash's Breckin Meyer (although he'll always be Travis Birkenstock to us) and Adam Savage of Mythbusters, plus an interview with Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha).
71-Year-Old Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene) Performed His Own Stunts. "Internment" was a really action-heavy episode for Hershel — "like a mall Santa went crazy," said Chris — with all the zombie-killing and fence-jumping. On TTD, we learned that "kneepads, adrenaline, and ibuprofen" got him through it.
"Internment" Was One of Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene)'s Favorite Episodes to Shoot. Lauren revealed to TTD that "Internment" was "the most amazing, fun episode" for her to shoot, adding that she especially enjoyed breaking into the "death chamber."
Flu-Ridden Sasha Keeps Slouching After the Cameras Stop. "I try to maintain that slouch," said Sonequa when asked about playing sick with Sasha. That's sort of method acting, we guess.
"There's usually tension, an alertness," she elaborated. "When you're sick it makes everyone so much more vulnerable. Not only does it give you a [bigger] risk of dying, but could you fight off a walker?"
She added props for TWD's makeup department's glossy, sweaty makeup job. "All I would have to do is look in the mirror to be like, 'I am gonna die,'" she said.
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