As we mourn the loss of not one, but two major characters on ‘The Walking Dead,’ the actor behind one of the victims shared how he was feeling about his character’s legacy on ‘Talking Dead.’ Click inside — but warning, spoilers!
It was Abraham who Negan first chose after playing a game of “eenie, meenie” in the season seven premiere of The Walking Dead. Despite the brutal scene, actor Michael Cudlitz, the man behind Abraham, was able to pull it together for one final interview on Talking Dead in which he explained his reaction to the shocking death.
“I think, look, for anyone who follows the graphic novel, he was on borrowed time. Denise took his death gracefully, graciously, thank you, two episodes prior. So, I think at that point I knew I had sort of gone beyond where he was in the graphic novel. I knew that Mr. Kirkman had always said he was not happy with how he took Abraham out in the graphic novel,” Michael shared. “So I was curious to see where we would go from there.”
Even more so, Michael was extremely proud that Abraham did not go out without a fight. “He made it very clear to Negan that if he were going to take somebody, take me. If it’s gonna help protect the rest of the group.”
As for Abe’s last words — “suck my n-ts” — Michael could not have been happier to get them out. “If he’s gonna go out, these guys had a tough job behind us inserting any sort of dialogue with Abraham, any exchange with Abraham, because of the way we left last season,” Michael explained, referring to how Abraham didn’t have a chance to interact with the group during his final scene. “To actually insert something in there, I thought it was awesome. And I thought it was very, very appropriate for him to go out that way.”
In case you missed what the other victim — Glenn, portrayed by the amazing Steven Yeun — had to say about his death, click HERE. Both appeared on the 90-minute episode of Talking Dead on Sunday night, October 23, for one of the after show’s greatest episodes yet.
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