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Friday, March 2, 2012

Sheep Interview: 'The Walking Dead' Steven Yeun

By: Katie Dalton
Founder & Head Writer

Image Expo 2012 hosted a variety of comic venders, various publishers, artists and actors. I was lucky enough to get another one on one interview with actor Steven Yeun who plays Glenn on AMC's The Walking Dead. With previous roles on Law & Order: LA and The Big Bag Theory Steven's got a promising career ahead of him...if the zombies don't get him first!

Our full interview is transcribed below, enjoy!

Katie: Hi, Steven, I'm a big fan of the show, so my first question is what do we have coming up for Glenn?
Steven: When we left off we kind of left off with him in a decision-making mode between is he going to go live a non-reckless life or live more of a reckless life. I think you're going to see more of that struggle and kind of grow. He's turning into more of a man, or something like that. We'll see what happens...

Katie: Your love interest in the show [Maggie Greene played by Lauren Cohan] does that storyline differ from that in the comics?
Steven: It's not entirely different at all. It's just more in-depth and specific in dealing with, more a visual thing instead of being a story thing.

Katie: How did you get into acting?
Steven: In college. I joined my school's improv group and just kind of got sucked into the whole thing.
Katie: Where did you go to college?
Steven: Kalamazoo College in Michigan. It's a small liberal-arts school.
Katie: So you're from Michigan originally?
Steven: Yes.
Katie: Are you now working and living in L.A.?
Steven: Yeah I live in L.A., we split time between L.A. and Atlanta.

Katie: Going forward in the series are you going to get more hands-on with the zombies?
Steven: In the second season there was quite a bit, and I think there's more coming. I had a couple kills and I think as we keep going there will be a lot more.

Katie: Are people going to end up leaving the farm?
Steven: *smiles* I have no idea.
Katie: Ugh!
Steven: Can't tell ya. I know. Nice try, trying to get it out of me but you can't get it out of me.
Katie: Dang. Foiled again.

Katie: There's a fabulous team that does all the zombie makeup, tell us a little about them.
Steven: Yeah, it's KNB, Greg Nicotero's company. Their whole team is fantastic, they all won Emmys. They're brilliant and do such an amazing job every single day.

Katie: So far what's been the most difficult scene you've had to do emotionally?
Steven: I think a lot of the emotional difficult stuff is still coming up for me. Yet to be seen.

Katie: With Shane and Rick there's a lot of tension building up, is this tension going to make a big ka-pow?
Steven: Yes, the foot is on the pedal right now and it's just going to get gnarly. The next four episodes are pretty insane.

Katie: Are you signed on for season three and four?
Steven: *shrugs* I don't know. Cause if I tell you that then you might know what's up, so I can't tell you.

A big thanks to Image Expo for the media access. Though he might have been a tad cryptic I'm eagerly looking forward to watching Glenn's character in the coming episodes and season three.


  1. maybe if you got Baaart to cry crocodile tears he might have cracked and given you some details how cool you got to meet these guys :)

  2. Awesome interview! You rock! I love the show, so this was great, Thank you!

    1. Thank YOU for the comment! Wow feelin the love people. :) I am so excited to see how this season ends too, can't wait!

  3. Okay I will squeee here and on FB!!! My only complaint is the issues of coke vs Pepsi and kool-aid flavor, as well as moonepie-o-rama are missing. I mean he is from Michigan and he is surely familiar with these important issues. I was genuinely interested in learning these facts Thank you for the great interview and I so appreciate the sneak attack questions even if he was unable to answer. Steven is one of my favorites on the show and I hope to see lots more of him.

  4. Yes you are right. I totally blanked on asking him some rapid fire. D'oh!!! *hangs head* BUT I will try not to be so star struck next time I chat it up with someone. I will try!!!

    I so enjoy his character on the show too, really excited to see where things go. xo