Being a part of The Walking Dead comes with its many positives, but unfortunately for Steven Yeun, the recognition didn’t always benefit him.
While recently making an appearance on Conan, the 33-year-old Walking Star told a hilarious story about the time a lab tech recognized him during a colonoscopy, and how he immediately felt the recognition… internally – yikes!
“I’ve learn to navigate it better lately, but earlier on I didn’t really know what was happening,” Steven expressed about the early Walking Dead fame. “The worst thing that ever happened to me was the colonoscopy incident” Watch him tell the story below!
Pictured: Steven spotted picking up a few grocery items at Bristol Farms Market with his family on Monday (December 26) in West Hollywood, Calif.
How Steven Yeun’s “Walking Dead” Fame Helped His Colonoscopy
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Pictured inside: Steven, Hawaii Five-0‘s Grace Park and Daniel Dae Kim, and Glee‘s Harry Shum Jr. attended the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment’s 25th Anniversary Gala on Saturday (October 22) in Los Angeles.
Two characters were killed at the hands of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and one of them was Glenn.
“I think Glenn died in a very Glenn way,” Steven said on Talking Dead Live after the premiere. “Still not thinking about himself. It’s appropriate that he ends there, and it’s also appropriate that he kind of puts those last words out there as a final ‘look out for each other.’”
Steven also talked about having to keep his character’s death a secret for so long.
“It came with its own set of difficulties,” he said. “Going into it there was excitement in the sense of when you know something someone else doesn’t know you’re like, ‘Yeah, I know stuff. It’s cool.’ Then after a while you’re like, ‘I don’t like knowing this by myself.’ And then you just dive into a hole after a while because you’re not allowed to say anything. But I’m very lucky to have my castmates and my friends here to bounce my feelings off of or however I’m processing things…. It was fun to lie to people for a minute. But after a while you just lie anymore so I just stopped talking to people.”