‘The Walking Dead’ Stars Explain The Premiere’s Most Emotional Scene

October 13, 2014

The fifth season premiere “The Walking Dead” may have been full of intense action, terrifying scares and lots and lots of the undead — but for us, the biggest moment was one full of emotion.

Spoilers for “The Walking Dead” beyond this point.

After the battle of Terminus, the group finally, finally reunited on the train tracks outside of Terminus. And two of the biggest moments were reserved for Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus), and Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green).

“I get emotional with Carol,” McBride told MTV News when we visited the show’s set earlier this year. “When I read the scripts, I get emotional at what she’s evolved to, or what she has to find within herself, the courage within herself to do what she has to do.

“I get emotional for her, because I love this character. I’m proud of her. At the same time, I know how difficult these things are for her. We were talking about the heart, I know she loves these people and will do anything to protect them.”

And off camera, McBride gave us a first-hand display of what it’s like to play an emotional scene with Norman Reedus. Stating that he’s, “like a puppy,” McBride physically tackled us, showing how Reedus – in multiple takes – knocked her to the ground, before doing the more restrained take you see on screen.

As for Martin-Green, her character Sasha has a pretty external reaction to the post-Terminus reunions.

“It was like a little slice of heaven, because Sasha was ready to be alone, rather than go to Terminus and face the fact that her brother could be dead,” Martin-Green said. “Being reunited with him, she didn’t realize just how dependent she was on him, until he was gone. And she was just prepared, she didn’t know how she was going to do that.

“So reuniting with him just opened up the jar of hope for her again. Because Sasha is always in this process of entertaining hope and then getting crushed for it. That’s just one of those moments when, maybe she can have everything. She has her man, she has her brother, maybe everything will be okay.”

Yeah… We’ll wait and see on that.

The Walking Dead 5×01 “No Sanctuary” Episode Captures Added

October 13, 2014

How amazing was that season premiere of The Walking Dead???!! So glad we saw so much of Carol and that Caryl reunion had me in tears! Of course, the other reunions were “happy cry” moments too 🙂

I’ve added HD captures of Melissa from last night’s episode to the gallery, hope y’all enjoy!

The Walking Dead 5×02 “Strangers” Promo

October 13, 2014

TWD Season 5 Premiere & NYCC Photos Added

October 12, 2014

A little late, but I’ve added HQ photos of Melissa from The Walking Dead season 5 premiere as well as photos from the New York Comic-Con held yesterday. Hope y’all enjoy!

Why Was ‘The Walking Dead’s’ Melissa McBride Crying at New York Comic Con?

October 12, 2014

“Look at the flowers”… it’s what people shout at The Walking Dead star Melissa McBride all the time now — even at the grocery store — the actress told fans at the New York Comic Con TWD panel on Saturday.

But the reference to that tragic scene from Season 4, when McBride’s Carol had to make an impossible decision about the emotionally damaged Lizzie, isn’t what made one of the show’s true breakout talents cry.

“It’s been the time of my life,” McBride told fans of her experience playing Carol Peletier.

“It’s something I’m so proud of for the character. It’s been something I never saw coming, and if I keep going, I’ll cry,” as her voice trailed off, and she did get teary.

“Because I love her,” she added, which was greeted with shouts of “So do we!” from the audience.

“It’s amazing to work with all these wonderful people, and to be so vulnerable with each other, but also to be vulnerable with the fans… the way you express yourself, we know how much you love [the show]. Thanks, guys,” McBride said, as castmates like Chad Coleman, Danai Gurira, and, yes, Norman Reedus, hugged and comforted her.

Without spoiling any specifics of Sunday night’s Season 5 premiere, we will say Carol factors heavily in the storyline, as the character continues to evolve into one of the best action heroines in primetime.

But we also have to admit: McBride’s emotional reaction at NYCC — along with warnings from TWD universe creator Robert Kirkman that there would be several “heartbreaking” episodes this season — has us a little worried for Carol’s future in the post-apocalyptic world.

In other words, #SaveCarol!

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres Sunday, Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

That’s tonight! Don’t miss the season 5 premiere!