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Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln Covers EW

Walking Dead's Andrew Lincoln Covers EW

Andrew Lincoln dresses up as his The Walking Dead character Rick Grimes for the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue!

Here’s what the 37-year-old British actor had to share about the hit AMC zombie series, which the mag hails as “the best new show on TV”:

On the gory scenes: “I remember thinking, ‘Please! This is not what I signed up for!’” (In one of the earlier episodes, Rick hacks up a corpse and smears the remains on him so he can escape a zombie by looking and smelling like one of them)

On how he landed the role: “[After auditioning] I got an e-mail outlining the project … It said The Walking Dead. Terrific title … and then it said ‘Zombie survival horror.’ I think I actually did a literal double take. I was like, ‘Really?!’ I was a bit reticent. It was only the next day, when they sent me this top secret script, that it really dawned on me what the show had a chance to do, and I got very excited.”

Creator Frank Darabont on casting Andrew, who starred in 2003′s Love Actually: “What’s weird for me now is that whenever I hear him talk with his English accent, I’m like, ‘Where’s Rick? Stop pretending you’re British!’”

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  • Bella

    i love this serie… is amazingly great and well told totally the best of the year…

  • hoo

    He is so HOT.

  • Amber

    This will tide me over until I get the mag in the mail. I absolutely adore this series.

  • Cat

    I didn’t realise that he was the guy from Love Actually! And that he’s English! That’s credit to his great acting.

  • Sissy

    I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!

  • Mia

    This show is AMAZING! I’m so glad we get a second season!

  • @hoo

    He is insanely hot and on an amazing show! Win/win ;)

  • Lisa

    The Walking Dead is the BEST show on t.v. ANDREW LINCOLN IS AWESOME

  • katy

    Soooo HOTTT!!!

  • Lisa

    I saw Andrew Lincoln giving a interview on t.v. LOVE is English accent. wish i had one

  • boston61

    Give AMERICANS jobs!!!!!!!!!

  • Becks

    He is very hot. And even more so when he talks in his British accent. He’s married to the daughter of Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull since 2006.

  • Jokergurl

    Never seen it, still waiting for JUSTIFIED to return to television in January, now Timothy Olyphant is one HOT lawman.

  • Will

    This is really the best new show. BTW, who, besides me, likes the character of Glenn? He is so freaking awesome awesome!!! (Sorry for acting like a child, but this show moves me!!!)

  • GreenCAT

    Love this show! I didn’t even realize he was English! Sweet!

  • George W

    Everything about this show is just perfect,I can’t get enough of The Walking Dead!!! Keep up the great work,I want this show to last a long LONG time!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com Shelly

    Damm, Andrews is so hot! I lLOVE this series! If I was olyl 20 years younger………………….can’t wait until the next episode tonight!

  • er

    who cares?
    another fug

  • http://JustJared Aqua

    I just love this show! I never miss it.

  • andi

    Andrew starred in a show called “Teachers” years ago…. he was fantastic back then, and I knew he’d be huge. Well deserved. Oh, and he is lovely looking.

  • RJ

    I love this show ^^ amazing just like the comics…
    And one last thing: Andrew Lincoln (Clutterbuck) is a legend and rather attractive *blushes*

  • sheena ann

    I love Andrew Lincoln and his role as Rick Grimes!! I cant wait for the second season!! ;)) Steven yeun is very cute!! ;))

  • jenifer

    I think the actor who plays shane” is a hell of lot sexier. i wish he was the leader of the group

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