The former Carl Grimes actor Chandler Riggs explains that it is “very difficult” to leave the The Walking Dead after eight seasons, because the output of a curveball for stars and comic book readers, it is not ‘as expected’, as he had hoped. At the time of Carl’s death in the mid-eighth season, where the teen to say goodbye to the parents, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira), before taking his own life, to prevent him from succumbing to a life-threatening walker’s bite, ongoing episodes, before his counterpart living in the pages of creator Robert Kirkman’s comic book, which would have to decide a year later to Carl and live through by the end of the series.
“If I had stayed in, and I have a feeling that it is, it’s just that the majority of my memorable life it was at that show,” the 21-year-old actor said during a virtual appearance at the Wizard In The World By 2020. “It was just an incredible experience to be able to be a part of a family like that for a long time, and have to grow up in a tone of voice that got to where it is today. It just doesn’t happen, ever.”
“I just feel super, super lucky to be a part of all that The Walking Dead,” Riggs added. “I am thrilled to be a part of it, it can still be a part of it, and let people see it and are excited about it, so it’s a really, really cool. I want to thank the fans for keeping me a part of it. It’s really cool and an experience I will always be grateful for that.”
In 2018, Riggs said, and showrunner Scott Gimple, “not to be forgotten,” Carl passed away in preparatory talks for Season 8, where Carl died in the middle of Rick’s war with Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), and the Rescuers. Carl’s death would inspire his father to spare Negan and take him captive in the season finale, “Wrath.”
Riggs couldn’t get Carl killed, until he was done with rehearsals for Season 8, episode 6 – “The King’s Widow, and Rick where Carl was bitten on the, while the assist on the lone survivor-Siddiq (Avi Nash, continued walking.
Three episodes later, in the mid-season premiere of “Glory”, His death would be a major departure from the comic book.
“To be honest, it will be on the show, it was a unique experience. It was really all I knew, and it was very hard to leave because it does not work as expected as I hoped for,” Riggs said. “In any case, I have the feeling that you are out of the show now that it is open to many other possibilities as well, and I’ve gotten to play so many different characters, which I’m not used to, because I had played one character for eight years.”
Riggs has joined the ABC drama A Million Little Things and has appeared in two films, the Only and Then the Viper in addition to the release of the popular music under the name of “Eclipse.”
“On other shows, and getting to explore so many different things, and it was really an eye-opener for me,” Riggs said. “I felt like I was truly touched recently when an actor’s in a Season (8) but these last couple of episodes, and in order to make and use a bow to Carl.”
At a convention appearance earlier this year, Riggs admitted that he “doesn’t think that Carl’s story would be ending at any point in the tv show, is now on his way to his eleventh victory of the season.
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