5 Surprising Facts About ‘The Walking Dead’

Full of great characters, flesh-craving zombies, and tales of fighting for survival, it’s no surprise that AMC’s The Walking Dead has developed a huge cult following. But even with the crazy plot twists and edge of your seat excitement, there are still some things many fans may not know about this guilty pleasure. Here are five surprising facts about The Walking Dead.

 

1. Many of the actors hail from abroad

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 1. Many of the actors hail from abroad

The show may take place on American soil, but many of the actors are from overseas. Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Lauren Cohan (Maggie) are both natives of the UK. Steven Yuen (Glen) was born in Seoul, South Korea and was raised in the U.S. Finally, Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne, was born in the U.S. but was raised in Zimbabwe.

 

2. The “walkers” go to school

2. The “walkers” go to school

If you think all those extras are a little too good at playing zombies, it’s because they went to “school” for it. All the actors who are cast to play “walkers” are required to go to zombie school where they learn how to be the perfect “walker.” The actors then get graded on looks and performance before getting the green light to be on screen.

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