Andrew Lincoln Never Saw One Twist Coming On The Walking DeadThe Walking Dead's Season 7 finale contained no shortage of explosive moments, twisting fans as it built toward a fateful confrontation between Rick Grimes and Negan. There were deaths, reveals, and people coming to terms with the terrifying reality they live in.
And while some moments may resonate with the show’s viewers more than others, one moment stood out as a shock—especially to series star Andrew Lincoln.
While speaking with EW about the seventh season finale, Rick’s actor indicated that he likes to be kept in the dark for many scenes relating to future developments in the show, and that certain betrayals become a lot more believable on the screen because of his lack of knowledge.
Like, specifically, when Jadis and the Scavengers turned on the Alexandria crew. Lincoln said he had no idea that their betrayal would happen, even when they were filming scenes leading up to that moment.
“I’m serious when I say that I don’t ask for any information,” Lincoln said. “I don’t want to know. Obviously, if there are things like his relationship with Michonne I would prefer to know that there are seeds being sown, but with big reveals like this, I love learning on the day. I think it’s much, much stronger.”
While preparation is one thing, Lincoln made it clear that certain moments are much more authentic when they’re real.
“Because no matter how good you are, there’s an inherent sense that you might play something that may signal,” Lincoln said. “I read it, and I went, ‘Ooooooh, it’s so smart!’ Because you know what the writers did is they put that really good joke in before and it diffuses, and it’s such a smart way of going, ‘Oh, they’re never do that,’ because you just think, ‘Oh, they’re funny.’ It’s so good because it deflects and then it reveals.”
Lincoln said that he didn’t see it coming, which contributed toward his character’s reaction appearing as genuine as it was.
The Walking Dead Showrunner Says A 'Richonne' Scene Was Cut From The Season 7 FinaleSpeaking with Entertainment Weekly, Scott Gimple was asked what his team was forced to cut from the season finale, and the showrunner said he was very sad to see one scene go.
“There is a lovely scene with Rick and Carl with Michonne and I’m hoping I put it in the deleted scenes,” Gimple said.
“I’m pretty sure I did,” he continued.” That sets up that moment a little bit between Rick and Negan. And I don’t feel we needed to set it up. But it was a lovely scene that kind of did. It was strictly about time. This was already an hour and a half episode. This was sort of a long scene and it wasn’t 100 percent necessary, but I really did like it and I believe it will be included as part of the deleted scenes.”
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