Saturday, April 6, 2013

'Andrea' Talks "The Walking Dead: Welcome To The Tombs"

Sneak Peek AMC's "The Walking Dead" behind-the-scenes video from the episode "Welcome To The Tombs", as well as Laurie Holden revealing the final moments of her character 'Andrea' in the top-rated Season Finale episode:

"The actual words that were spoken, felt absolutely perfect," said Holden about Andrea's last words in the series.

"It was organic and true to the character and I am grateful that her intent, what was most important in her heart, was finally spoken and shared.

"I will never think of her as a victim. I see her as a casualty of war. 'Andrea' had a tumultuous journey this season, but at the end of the day, in spite of everything, so many positive things came out of it.

"The people of 'Woodbury' did escape and reach their sanctuary and none of the people at the prison were killed.

"I think it's sad and a bit depressing that this woman got caught up in a bad situation and ended up losing her life. ..obviously a tragedy. But I truly believe Andrea's death was not in vain. She went down fighting for the people. She believed in humanity. 

"And at the end of the day, that is all that matters, really. Sometimes one must fall for the others to rise. And I am glad it was her and not any of the people she loved and cared for.

"It's been such an incredible journey; the fact that this woman who was once suicidal and had no will to live, was able to grow, evolve and emerge not only as a survivor but as a leader. That's been such an amazing gift for me as an artist. 

"And I feel blessed to have had a three-season run. I am truly proud of this woman's journey; I love who she became and what she stood for at the end of the world. After losing everyone and everything, she never lost her heart.

"Andrea should have never allowed 'Michonne' to leave those gates. She should have pressed further, because Michonne was dancing around the issue and not giving her the full story. If Andrea knew that there was any sort of real threat in Woodbury, she would have high-tailed it out of there with her bestie. But what's done is done. I just wish they had better communication. Andrea loved Michonne with all her heart. It breaks my heart that they were separated.

"In the beginning it was very playful and we would put pictures up on the makeup and hair trailer. Norman (Reedus), who is a very good friend of mine, would write notes saying, 'You betrayed us, when are you coming back?' They liked to kid me, because they would see pictures of me showered and wearing clean clothes, and they'd be like, 'What kind of show are you on, '90210'...?"

Click the images to enlarge and  Sneak Peek "The Making of 'Welcome To The Tombs'"...