The Walking Dead: Dead City story has concluded its first season but don’t despair the series has been renewed for season 2. The Walking Dead social media pages shared a fun behind-the-scenes look at some messy moments and talked to the actors about them. Jeffrey Dean Morgan shares what scene had him on the phone trying to get out of doing this series.
The BTS look (below) features Lauren Cohan, Željko Ivanek, Gaius Charles, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who play Maggie, The Croat, Perlie Armstrong, and Negan in Dead City.
Cohan shared about the crew making things as gooey as possible in her scene where she goes against the Walker King. The video shows crew members using paint rollers to ensure there is enough goo on the walkers Cohan had to lie down in. She describes it as a disgusting beach of goopy zombies. (oops don’t think she is supposed to use that word)
When he read the script, Invanek said the methane was one of the shocking things for him in the series. Charles added that watching them shove bodies in the vats was a shock and that his character got gassed before entering the arena. He also states, “It was gross pulling the key out of the walker’s belly.”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead: Dead City
Morgan had a very different scene that caused him grief. He wasn’t fond of the cockroach scene that Charles says you want it to be done so well that the viewers feel the cockroaches on them. When Morgan read the script and saw the scene called for a cockroach to be in his mouth, he says he might have been on the phone trying to get out of the series. He said he wasn’t about to put a cockroach in his mouth.
He goes on to say it wasn’t so bad in the end, “kind of crunchy like a grasshopper which I eat all the time too,” as he grins.
Check out the entire clip below.