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AMC Official Post-609 Interview with Andrew Lincoln (AMC)

Discussion in '6x09: No Way Out' started by Doctor Grimes, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Doctor Grimes

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    Q: Where does Sam and Jessie being devoured rank for you among the most painful moments for Rick?

    A: When I read the script, I just laughed. Sam gets killed, Jessie gets bit, Ron takes a shot at me and ends up shooting my son’s eye out and then Michonne stabs him. Are you kidding me?! It was bananas! We could have done that scene over four episodes! It was an awful day. The whole sequence took about eight or nine hours because the episode is so big. Saying goodbye to great actors and friends is always painful, but with this particular relationship between Jessie and Rick – she unlocks a part of him that hadn’t been touched since the death of Lori. She was hugely important in the rebuilding of Rick and his future at Alexandria. Also, what Alexandra Breckenridge created with this character in a relatively short time was just brilliant. It was hard on so many levels. We keep getting these brilliant performers on our show, and unfortunately, we keep killing them.

    Q: Is it fun to film Rick’s bad-ass moments, like the walker killer spree he goes on after Carl gets shot?

    A: In my experience with this guy, he can’t bear it when he doesn’t have control over a situation. He had to hand over what he thinks is his dying son and it’s unbearable for him. The trauma and the grief that’s happening after Jessie just turned into absolute white anger. He’s so wrecked by grief. It’s the only way to get rid of this paralysis. He just turned it into rage and what he does is insane.​

    Read the full Q&A at AMC.com
     
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    Great Q&A! Highlight was the laughing part of course. Even though Andy didn't mean to be callous, I'm choosing to interpret it that way for my own entertainment. And I didn't even think about him turning control over to Denise in that moment and how helpless that would have made Rick feel. Loved the hope part! I'm truly looking at 6.9 as the end of 6a. Rick has cut the chains to his past and is looking forward FINALLY. 6.10 is the real start to our new season!!
     
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    He is so nice because Jessie's last scene where she made her death look like the walkers were just preventing her from checking out at Wal-Mart was absolutely amazing.

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    I love that Andy laughed at the chop scene. I understand why, it was incredibly ridiculous, but it also shows he doesn't give a fuck about Jessie.

    In addition, I love the phrasing here: Saying goodbye to great actors and friends is always painful, but with this particular relationship between Jessie and Rick – she unlocks a part of him that hadn’t been touched since the death of Lori.

    Andy is pointblank saying, "Yeah, usually I advocate for the actors to stay... but Jessie had to die."

    Jessie's death is what is integral to Rick's character development. Not her life.
     
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    Oh Andy. His laughing about this following the gutted reaction he had to filming the season finale is why I love him so much.
     
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    Thank god, the real Andy has returned. This sounds more like our man and dropping some little Richonne nuggets along the way.
     
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    I love Andrew Lincoln, he's so committed to Rick. I'm sure he feels drained after dealing with that storyline and he's even lighter now that it's been cut off, you can tell by the interviews how much lighter he is about it.
     
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    This makes me feel a lot better about his comments. He's so nice thought... "What AB brought to the character..." how nice.
     
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    I love his lowkey shade.
     
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    Y'all made me put my stan hat on yesterday. Told ya he didn't suddenly fall off the wagon ;)

    "He's kind. You can't get a rotten word out of that person."-Tovah Feldshuh
     
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    Q: After Carl gets shot, Rick shares with us his desire to show Carl “the new world.” What do you think his new world consists of?

    A: I think it’s the first time he really sees a viable future. It’s the first time that he feels hope since before the apocalypse – it’s not spoken of, but it’s absolutely there. He feels he can start again and the community can build a real civilization. It’s everything that Deanna had been talking about – which he didn’t believe until everybody stood together and showed themselves to be warriors. It’s pure hope. Everything else has been pure survival. He also realizes he’s been wrong. It’s a big turning point in his evolution as a leader.

    This answer speaks volumes and has gotten rid of my saltiness. Jessie was just chopped and Rick sees a viable future and has hope that he hasn't felt since the apocalypse. Damn that's cold, but I love it!
     
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    Yes, Andy, that's why I love him!!