The Walking Dead Season 4: Eugene’s Mullet Takes on a Life of Its Own!
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The Walking Dead Season 4: Eugene’s Mullet Takes on a Life of Its Own!

We’ve been introduced to several new characters on The Walking Dead Season 4, and perhaps the most publicized bunch is Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt), and Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos), a fan-favorite trio ripped straight from Robert Kirkman’s comics. But did you know that there’s another character within that group? If you guessed that we’re talking about Eugene’s epic mullet, then you’re right on the money!

Despite the fact that Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita’s debut in the back half of Season 4 was highly-anticipated, all people could talk about after the trio made their grand entrance was Eugene’s hair. In an interview with, Josh talks about the power of the mullet. “I feel like Samson when I don’t have my mullet in — like I’ve lost all my power,” he dished. “Once it clips in, man, it’s like I’m back. People have to respect the mullet. On set, we all joke about it. The hair people, they call it the ‘Mullet of Life.’ And every once and a while the mullet takes on a life of its own, and it will bite you. If you’re walking too close to the mullet, and like eating a sandwich, the mullet will try and take a bite of your sandwich. It has its own mind.”

A mullet with a mind of its own? Only on The Walking Dead!

Josh admits that while at first he didn’t like what the unique ‘do meant for his own hair, he soon embraced it in every way. We’ll let him explain: “When I showed up to work, I had blonde hair and I had a lot of it. So they cut it into a flattop and left whatever hair I had in the back to clip extensions to. I was so embarrassed by this haircut. When you take the extensions out, I just look like I got a bad haircut somewhere and I never fixed it. They were taking us back to the hotel one day after we were shooting, and I asked if we could swing by Wal-Mart to pick up a hat. I walked in, and there were, like, three or four people with the same haircut. I’m like, ‘What am I doing trying to cover this up in Georgia?’ I started to embrace it. I still get weird looks every once in a while, but once the mullet’s in, you can’t even tell.”

See, the mullet really is powerful. It’s clearly a source of humor on set, but Josh also notes that some of his TWD co-stars are pretty hilarious in their own right. “Steven and I really get along, and we tend to make each other laugh,” he reveals. “One person I haven’t worked with yet, who I find hilarious, is Chad Coleman. I can’t even describe what it is. We were having dinner the other night, and he’s just like Tyreese. He’s just a big monster of a man, drinking this small, little cappuccino, and it’s a thimble in his hands. He was just being fun, and I was laughing so hard at everything he was saying.”

We know Steven has an improv background, and Chad just looks like he would be an awesome, funny guy to hang out with.

Do you think the TWD cast is a funny bunch? Does Eugene’s mullet make you chuckle whenever you see it? Tell us what you think below!

The Walking Dead Season 4 finale airs Sunday, March 30, at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.


03.26.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Samantha Leffler
Related: The Walking Dead, TV, Steven Yeun, Tyreese, Eugene Porter, Josh McDermitt

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