We’re going to be seeing a lot of new characters once The Walking Dead returns to AMC this October. Not only that, we’re going to see how the characters we love (or hate as the case may be) will react to these new players. One in particular comic fans are waiting to see is The Governor. Hear what actor David Morrissey has to say about him plus what Laurie Holden (Andrea) and Danai Gurira (Michonne) think of the relationships to come. Don’t worry, there’s no spoilers.
I’m pretty surprised actually. Morrissey was able to discuss the general idea of The Governor without giving anything away. This is what he told Entertainment Weekly:
People in the world that we inhabit need structure, they need to feel safe, and he provides that. And I think any leader of any community has to earn trust. And the idea of power is a really interesting idea of how people keep their power in a community. They keep it in all different ways. They can keep it by being generous, by facilitating your good life by giving you gifts. But they can also take those gifts away, they can be intimidating. They can be powerful, they can protect you from the enemy, whether that protection is just a fight or not, or whether they create the feeling of paranoia in order to suppress it. That is a great game that politicians and power-hungry people do. I think he does all those things. The world that has been created plays into his hands.
Considering what we know 0f Andrea, do you think she’d be ok with a situation like that? Here’s what Holden thinks.
“She asked a lot of questions at first and she was a bit wary but the Governor is very seductive — in a calm, loving sense,” she said. “If you look around, everybody seems happy; there are children playing ball with dogs, and pregnant women walking around happier than clams, and there are cellos in the street being set up for the blues band. It’s pretty idyllic.”
What’s not to like, right? Well…you’ll see.
And as for Michonne, it seems her and Andrea will share a special bond thanks to them finding themselves together at the end of Season 2. “Andrea is the first person she’s really been able to open up to, to love, to care for, take care of [since the apocalypse],” said Gurira. “I think there’s a lot of yearning in her humanity to be able to do that with somebody. And she’s found the person for her.”
It all sounds well and good. Let’s home the creators can pick up some of the momentum dropped last season and kick things into high gear.
(via Entertainment Weekly)