Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, and Scott Wilson Stick Their Tongues Out While Shooting The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale

The Walking Dead cast often talks about how they are like a family both on and off set, and thanks to a compilation of quotes put together by the folks over at Access Hollywood, we see that the family-like atmosphere is the real deal.

“I’m probably the luckiest actor in the world going down there because I have never met a cast and a crew more inviting than the people on The Walking Dead,” Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler) declared to Access in an earlier interview. “I remember calling my mom on my first day saying, ‘All right mom, I’m going to work. Hopefully I don’t eat lunch alone,’ ‘cause that was just a joke when I was little. I used to say I would eat lunch alone all the time. I got there and all the actors were eating and I went and I sat down at a table by myself and they all got up and they were like, ‘Alanna, get over here! What are you doing?’”

We’re glad the TWD cast was so quick to embrace Alanna, because she was just promoted to series regular for Season 5!

Alanna was hardly the only new cast member to gush about the TWD gang either. Josh McDermitt (Dr. Eugene Porter) explains, “It is the friendliest cast in television. I mean, I’ve been on several other shows where people are friendly and nice and it’s not like they don’t want you there, but you can see a marked difference when you come to The Walking Dead.” In fact, Josh even remembers getting a helpful, nice email from co-star Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee) before he was due to show up on set. Maybe you Glugene ‘shippers are onto something after all!

It’s so nice to hear that new TWD cast members are always welcomed with open arms, especially since the AMC hit adds characters to the mix quite frequently.

Veteran TWD actor Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) opened up about why he thinks the show’s Georgia set is such a great place to work. “The best thing about our show is there’s no ego on our show. None of our actors have any sort of ego whatsoever,” he said. “They really want you to do the best you can and we’ve become a really tight family down there... We really do love each other and we really do have each other’s backs.”

After hearing all of this, we’re sure the cast and crew can’t wait to trek to Georgia in the next few weeks to start work on Season 5, and, as fans, we can’t wait to see what crazy things they come up with.

Are you surprised to hear that the TWD cast and crew is such a tight-knit bunch? Tell us what you think below!

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October 2014 on AMC.

Source: Access Hollywood