Lauren Cohan may be best known for her role as Maggie Greene on The Walking Dead, but during her hiatus from the show, which finished filming Season 4 back in November 2013, the 32-year-old actress completed work on FX’s animated series Archer. Her first episode premieres later this month, and she recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly Radio about what we can expect from her and her other on-screen counterpart, who is married to Fred Armisen’s character.
“I’m playing a character called Juliana, and she’s the wife of a very corrupt South American leader, or so we think,” she began. “I don’t know how much I can say, but she develops a little crush on Archer … She’s a character.”
Unlike The Walking Dead, the folks over at Archer decided to make use of Lauren’s natural British accent because of its sexiness, naturally. “We kind of played with it a little bit and found that the most seductive way for me to play this character was with this voice, so I was very flattered by that,” Lauren dished with a laugh.
And while she didn’t have to deal with the sweltering Georgia heat or walkers and the like, her stint on Archer had challenges of its own. “I lost my voice. She does a lot of talking and a lot of shouting, I suppose, but I was kind of unaccustomed to voiceover, as much acting as I have done, and so at one point I think I burst a brain vessel,”she revealed.
Lost voice and burst vessel aside, Lauren maintains that she enjoyed doing something vastly different from TWD. “It was kind of fun though. It’s a really good experience, really different and kind of like a comedic remedy almost to all of this stuff.”
The 32-year-old actress didn’t reveal much about her Archer role, which begins in the March 31 episode, leading the EW hosts to say that TWD and AMC have conditioned her to reveal as little information as possible. “I know!,” she acknowledged with a laugh. “I’m so used to it!”
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The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
Source: Entertainment Weekly Radio