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FTN interviews Actor Steven Yeun who plays Glenn in The Walking Dead

March 10th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Image Expo 2012 hosted a variety of comic venders, various publishers, artists and actors. I was lucky enough to get another one on one interview with actor Steven Yeun who plays Glenn on AMC’s The Walking Dead. With previous roles on Law & Order: LA and The Big Bag Theory Steven’s got a promising career ahead of him…if the zombies don’t get him first!

Katie: Hi, Steven, I’m a big fan of the show, so my first question is what do we have coming up for Glenn?
Steven: When we left off we kind of left off with him in a decision-making mode between is he going to go live a non-reckless life or live more of a reckless life. I think you’re going to see more of that struggle and kind of grow. He’s turning into more of a man, or something like that. We’ll see what happens…

Katie: Your love interest in the show [Maggie Greene played by Lauren Cohan] does that storyline differ from that in the comics?
Steven: It’s not entirely different at all. It’s just more in-depth and specific in dealing with, more a visual thing instead of being a story thing.

Katie: How did you get into acting?
Steven: In college. I joined my school’s improv group and just kind of got sucked into the whole thing.

Katie: Where did you go to college?
Steven: Kalamazoo College in Michigan. It’s a small liberal-arts school.

Katie: So you’re from Michigan originally?
Steven: Yes.

Katie: Are you now working and living in L.A.?
Steven: Yeah I live in L.A., we split time between L.A. and Atlanta.

Katie: Going forward in the series are you going to get more hands-on with the zombies?
Steven: In the second season there was quite a bit, and I think there’s more coming. I had a couple kills and I think as we keep going there will be a lot more.

Katie: Are people going to end up leaving the farm?
Steven: *smiles* I have no idea.

Katie: Ugh!
Steven: Can’t tell ya. I know. Nice try, trying to get it out of me but you can’t get it out of me.

Katie: Dang. Foiled again. There’s a fabulous team that does all the zombie makeup, tell us a little about them.
Steven: Yeah, it’s KNB, Greg Nicotero’s company. Their whole team is fantastic, they all won Emmys. They’re brilliant and do such an amazing job every single day.

Katie: So far what’s been the most difficult scene you’ve had to do emotionally?
Steven: I think a lot of the emotional difficult stuff is still coming up for me. Yet to be seen.

Katie: With Shane and Rick there’s a lot of tension building up, is this tension going to make a big ka-pow?
Steven: Yes, the foot is on the pedal right now and it’s just going to get gnarly. The next four episodes are pretty insane.

Katie: Are you signed on for season three and four?
Steven: *shrugs* I don’t know. Cause if I tell you that then you might know what’s up, so I can’t tell you.

Katie Dalton
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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….