The Walking Dead first saw Rick Grimes wake up in a hospital bed, to then becoming a full blown walker killer and leader of a group of survivors. So how does Andrew Lincoln feel when he looks back on filming his first kill? Read on to find out...
We've come a long way since Rick Grimes woke up in that hospital bed way back in the first moments of The Walking Dead Season 1. He's since become the leader of the best group of survivors out there, only to have his group torn apart in the Season 6 finale. But before all of that even came to pass, Rick had to come to terms with the post-apocalyptic world, which was introduced to him in the form of a girl-turned-walker whose bike Rick was forced to steal. Rude.
Andrew Lincoln spoke to Entertainment Weekly about his first day on set and revealed, "The first kill was actually the first day, which was Bicycle Girl. That was the very first thing that we shot. I can vividly remember it being so extraordinary and weird." On seeing the set for the first time he said: "I remember coming up and seeing this turned over Mack truck and thinking, 'Holy s—, there’s been a f—ing accident!' And then someone was like, 'No, you’re in the right place. This is your set.'" Talk about a baptism by fire.
The Walking Dead is inherently gruesome, but Tom Payne has urged us to prepare for a particularly graphic Season 7 premiere, and things are only going to get worse from here! However, the biggest moment from The Walking Dead pilot episode, was undoubtedly Rick coming face-to-face with a little girl played by Addy Miller. On this particular kill, Lincoln shared, "I said [to Addy], 'Look, I’m really sorry about all of this and I hope you don’t mind that I’m going to have to shoot you.' And she was like, 'I’m fine, just get on with it.' And she was 8 or 9 years old at this point and telling me, 'C’mon man, get to work. We’re professionals here.' And I was groveling around, trying to apologise for the next hour, and she was magnificent."
If this interview has made you nostalgic for the tranquil times of days gone by, make sure to check out The Walking Dead two hour special which will take you on a bloody trip down memory lane. Do you remember how you felt when you saw TWD pilot episode for the first time?