The Walking Dead: Exclusive interview with Major Dodson

Sam Anderson and Carol Peletier, The Walking Dead - AMC
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Do you attend a regular school or are you home-schooled?  And do your friends ever bug you for spoilers about The Walking Dead?

"“I used to go to regular school before I got really into acting, but now we do home-schooling because we have to travel a lot.  That means I can’t just pick up the school and bring it with us all the time.  That’s made home-schooling very helpful to my family.  I’ve got to give my mom major credit for that.  As far as spoilers, I have one friend named Max who I like to text with.   Every once in a while she’ll try to get something out of me and I’ll just send her an emoji to say “umm”.  The little scowl face.”"


How much do they coach you guys on not to give out spoilers?

"“Alright.  This will probably sum it up for you.  It’s a million dollars if we give anything out.”"

I’ve heard about the charity Smiles For The Homeless.  What is that all about?

"“We started Smiles For the Homeless because we wanted to help people.  I wanted to do things for the homeless when I was younger, and now that we actually can it’s awe-inspiring.  It’s one of the most amazing things that a person can commit to do.  They are incredibly thankful and happy for any help that they can get.  They’re the ones who deserve a little help.  They need everything that they can get.  Although we can’t give away houses, we do give them bags filled with toiletries, waters, and one time it was oranges.  We started out with 50 bags, then we got 100 bags and the third one was 150 bags.  And, believe me, 150 bags ran out FAST.  It just feels like the right thing to do.”"

Is there any way that people can help contribute to Smiles For The Homeless?

"“Spread the word!  We actually hope that Smiles For The Homeless can reach across the entire country, if not everywhere else.  You can organize your own way to help or you can contact us if you want some help.  It’s something that we intend to spread all over as much as possible.  It’s something that needs to be done no matter where you are.  It’s something that you must do.  It’s important.”"

Huge thanks go out to Major Dodson, Persona, AMC and The Walking Dead for allowing Undead Walking to have this great interview opportunity.  I had a wonderful time speaking with Major Dodson and hope that he will be a member of The Walking Dead‘s cast for a long, long time.

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