Cast teases “sick” The Walking Dead finale
Though the second half of The Walking Dead season six doesn’t begin until this Sunday, production on the season wrapped last year and speaking with EW, actors Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie) opened up about the finale in particular and had some choice words.
“I felt sick to my stomach when I read the script,” Lincoln tells the outlet. “It was the first day in the whole six years of working on The Walking Dead that I was late for work because I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I was so angry and frustrated and I felt sick. And that was just after reading it.”
“[Hearing] the word ‘finale’ gives me a physical reaction because it’s the hardest day on set that I’ve ever had in my life,” Lauren Cohan said. “I never even imagined that as an actor you could have that experience. It’s one of the most raw experiences that I think any of us have ever had. Andy talks about being late to work; I didn’t want to go to work that day. It took a really, really long time for everybody to feel okay again after the finale, let’s put it that way.”
What happens in that final episode? Almost certainly the reveal of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as series villain Negan, and his barbwire covered baseball bat, Lucille. You can check out the six character covers for EW in the gallery below!
It’s unclear which of the cast will survive all the way to the show’s upcoming seventh season, but the series currently includes Andrew Lincoln as Rick, Steven Yeun as Glenn, Chandler Riggs as Carl, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Melissa McBride as Carol, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha, Lauren Cohan as Maggie, Norman Reedus as Daryl, Lennie James as Morgan, Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel, Michael Cudlitz as Abraham, Josh McDermitt as Eugene, Alanna Masterson as Tara, Christian Serratos as Rosita, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alexandra Breckenridge as Jesse, and Austin Nichols as Spencer. The new episodes will premiere in October of 2016.
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