This week AMC posted an interview with Chandler Riggs who plays Carl on The Walking Dead. It was my first time reading an interview with the young actor, so I was impressed by how well-spoken he is. I felt bad for him while reading the interview because the person mostly just asked questions that remind him that he’s young and how much that sucks being on an adult show.
He gets asked about being the only kid on set, about witnessing his mom on the show die, and about not being allowed to go hold a real gun. Talk about an interview that throws salt in the wounds. Plus he’s forced to bring up that he can’t go to the cast’s death dinners that they do when a character on the show dies. That must be a major bummer getting left out of a fun group activity like that. At least he has big kids like Norman Reedus and Steve Yeun to clown around with on set.
I like the interview with Chandler Riggs best when the person switches to asking him questions like how the show has impacted his acting abilities and about what he does in his spare time. That’s cool to see a young actor with insight on his craft and nice to learn a little more about him off set.
I think Carl has matured a lot this season and really grown into a responsible, level-headed character. Do you like Carl better in Season 3? If not, what still bothers you about him?