‘The Walking Dead’ Universe Stars Answer Burning Fan Questions

    This is an excerpt from TV Guide Magazine’s The Walking Dead Universe Special Collector’s Issue, which is available for international pre-order online at and is available nationwide on newsstands now.

    We asked the stars of The Walking Dead your biggest questions. Here’s what they said.

    From @TWDBrasil: For Norman Reedus (Daryl) and Melissa McBride (Carol)—which season did you enjoy filming the most and why?

    McBride: There’s something about all of them that we miss. I think the first season will always be the most special because it was the first season.

    Reedus: Same. The first season was the best in terms of memories because it was brand new. It was such a gung-ho spirit. It felt like we were becoming a family right off the bat. Season 9 was really good too. There’s a lot of stuff I’d been waiting to do with [Andrew Lincoln] that I got to do. Or the season where Dog showed up. We’ve jumped in time so many times, I’m not sure where that dog came from!

    From @fentwd: If today’s Carol had the opportunity to step back in time, what would she say to the younger version of herself during Season 1’s Atlanta camp?

    McBride: Hang in there, because you’re not going to believe what’s ahead. And don’t worry, you’re going to get a proper pair of shoes—you’re going to get some really cool boots, and they’re going to take you far. Trust yourself.

    From @povsjeffre: How do you think that things would be for Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) if Lucille (Hilarie Burton) survived the apocalypse for longer? Would the Saviors have existed?

    Morgan: No, I don’t think the Saviors would exist. I think [Negan] would’ve been too concerned with keeping his wife alive, and that just wasn’t the man that he was when she was alive—he wasn’t going to be a leader of a bunch of people. I think that all came because of her death. So, who knows [what would have happened]? The two of them probably would’ve hit the road and tried to find their way.

    'The Walking Dead' Star Lauren Cohan


    From @lovxsharman: Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has lost so many important people in her life over the years. Which of those scenes was the most difficult to shoot?

    Cohan: Oh, when Glenn [Steven Yeun] and Abraham [Michael Cudlitz] died [in the Season 7 opener]. I think it was the extended torment. We did that over the finale for Season 6 and the premiere for Season 7. You have to go all the way to a place emotionally and psychologically—and then you have five months off. But it’s in the back of your mind.

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    'The Walking Dead: World Beyond' Stars Jelani Alladin and Nico Tortorella

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    Did orange tabby cat Skidmark survive Fear’s nuclear blast? “Skidmark is OK,” confirms exec producer Ian Goldberg. “There were enough bleak things in [the Season 6 finale], we weren’t going to let anything bad happen to that cat.”

    Can Beyond couple Felix (Nico Tortorella) and Will (Jelani Alladin) make it work?

    “They’re together again, but moving forward, I think they both experienced a lot,” teases Tortorella of the pair, who reunited cross-country in Season 1’s ender.

    Will TWD’s final season have any unexpected return visitors? “It’s TBD,” showrunner Angela Kang admits. “There’s still a lot that we’re working out.”

    The Walking Dead, Season 11 Premiere, Sunday, August 22, 9/8c, AMC

    The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Season 2 Premiere, Sunday, October 3, 10/9c, AMC

    Fear the Walking Dead, Season 7 Premiere, Sunday, October 17, 9/8c, AMC

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