Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene)

Whenever we see actress Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) on a red carpet or chatting it up on a talk show, she always seems so happy and carefree, but the 32-year-old actress recently told the Huffington Post that playing Maggie on The Walking Dead has changed her own temperament and view of the world.

Honestly, we can’t say that we’re surprised. During Season 4 alone, Maggie watched The Governor (David Morrissey) behead her father Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) and feared that her fiancé Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) was dead until reuniting with him in last Sunday’s Episode 15: “Us”.

“My temperament has changed since I've been on the show because of being immersed in this dark material all the time,” Lauren revealed.

In addition to her intense storylines this season, Lauren’s Maggie was also assaulted by The Governor in Season 3 and had to cut baby Judith out of Lori’s womb in a scene Lauren still cites as one of the most difficult, emotionally-draining things she’s ever done.

“You come out of doing the show when you're like, 'OK, remember how to relax and remember picking up hobbies' or whatever, but remembering how to have frivolity as well has been difficult,” she continues.

It’s clear Lauren loves working on the show, but she notes that it leaves a “serious feeling” in her heart. Since Maggie and Glenn were just reunited, we hope that their characters are spared any additional heartbreak going into this Sunday’s Season 4 finale, “A”, but Lauren is still wary of Terminus, the “sanctuary” that Maggie, Glenn, and several others just reached. “It sounds too good to be true. It probably is,” she concluded.

Are you surprised that TWD has affected Lauren’s own temperament? Tell us your thoughts below!

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

Source: Huffington Post