The Walking Dead: Exclusive interview with Major Dodson

Sam Anderson and Carol Peletier, The Walking Dead - AMC
Sam Anderson and Carol Peletier, The Walking Dead - AMC /
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You have filmed with some of the biggest stars on The Walking Dead, including Andrew Lincoln and Melissa McBride.  Who are your favorite people to share a scene with and why?

"“My favorite on the cast is Josh McDermitt.  He is such a nice guy.  He’s so funny, too.  Steven Yeun has to be one of my favorite people to actually work with and hang out with.  He’s nice and he and I are both into cameras.  Most of the time, he has an old 35 mm camera on set and that’s pretty cool.  One time, I actually snuck up on him and asked him to buy me some film for my camera.  Every day would be a new camera.  It was super fun. But we both share our rides.  We both share our breaks.  Melissa McBride, as you probably already know, is amazing.  But Andrew Lincoln…we just know each other incredibly well.  We know what music we like to listen to.  We both know what we like.  He’s amazing to hang out with too.  And such a nice guy.  I have to admit, that British accent is amazing.”"


When you’re not on set, what do you like to do other than take photographs.  Do you like video games?

"“Heck yeah, I’m a Game Boy guy.  Ready for the detail?  I’ve got the 1989 gray Nintendo Game Boy and am playing through Pokemon Blue.”"

I really enjoy watching your reactions to situations on both The Walking Dead and American Horror Story, especially how you respond to scenes with Carol. How often do you have to practice your facial expressions to be able to express your emotions or does that come naturally to you?

"“That’s something that comes naturally to me.  I don’t know how I do it."

Do you read The Walking Dead‘s comic books?

"“Unfortunately, no.  Because…ready for a terrible pun?  I think they’d be a bit more…graphic.”"

But you do watch The Walking Dead on AMC, right?

"“Yes.  I think that the TV show could be a bit easier to relate to because it’s all visualized.  We watched the show.  We’re huge fans.  Ever since I auditioned for the role of Sam, we’ve watched from season one and we are up to date!  All caught up!”"

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