"I don't anticipate being back. It was fun while it lasted," Scott Wilson told Gold Derby during our recent webchat (watch below) about his R.I.P. status on "The Walking Dead" and whether he'll pop up again in a flashback. "And it really was fun. I've been doing this a long time and to be involved in something that was so much fun at this point in my career is really rewarding."
Did Hershel's death by decapitation go too far? "I don't know that it's over the line. If you've seen the show, you've seen a lot of very dramatic deaths and a lot of violence. But to me, the interesting part of the show is not so much the violence, but how the credibility of the zombies sets up the show for the actors. And I believe the actors are the reason that the fan base has grown the way it has."
--How far in advance did Wilson know about Hershel's ultimate fate? "I kind of suspected it after episode 4.03 this season where Hershel had this wonderfully structured speech where he says, 'You step outside, you risk your life....' So at that point, I was a little wary. I said, 'This is too good.' And then after 4.05 where Hershel goes in and tries to save the people who are infected with the virus, I was almost certain after reading that script that it would be one of my last."
What does Wilson think is the secret to the show's blockbuster ratings success? "I believe it's because the show deals with really hardcore issues. What will someone do confronted with a situation like this? The subtleties of what you might do are kind of stripped away. How will you respond in a given situation? Will you try to save someone? Will you try to save yourself? What will you do?"
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"American Horror Story" was re-classified as a miniseries because the storyline and characters are totally different each season. It was nominated for Best Movie/Miniseries in 2012, losing to "Game Change," but Jessica Lange won Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress. Lange may contend again this year for "AHS: Asylum."
Text: Chris Beachum
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