David Morrissey is an actor who has been called “one of the most versatile English actors of his generation.” He is known for his role as the Governor in The Walking Dead series, a villain whose series story, although fairly brutal, is relatively tame compared to his comic counterpart. Morrissey is celebrating his birthday today, and we thought it would be fun to reflect on his role as the Governor and his Bad Lip Reading video that turned his character into a Broadway star.
The Governor was the leader of the town of Woodbury, which in reality is the streets and buildings of Senoia, Georgia, which is the heart of TWD. If you travel to Senoia, you can step back and see the setting of Woodbury on several of the town’s streets.
Known as the Governor, Philip Blake, and Brian Heroit, this character was a cruel sociopath who would stop at nothing to destroy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira). He befriended Andrea (Laurie Holden), who initially believed he was a good person. She would later learn the truth, leading to her death.
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During the season 3 episode “Arrow on the Doorpost,” Andrea arranges a meeting between Rick and the Governor to discuss things and come to an agreement. The meeting starts without Andrea, and when she enters the building, the men ignore her and continue their discussion, which neither isn’t willing to give an inch.
This was a somewhat heated discussion, but thanks to the creative minds at Bad Lip Reading, we will never look at this scene the same again.
Below is a short version with a video, but you can listen to the entire thing here.
It doesn’t matter how often you watch, Rick’s expressions are hilarious in this setting, making a very tense scene something to laugh about.
Morrissey did an outstanding job in his portrayal of the Governor and he is one on the list of characters we love to hate in The Walking Dead series.