The Walking Dead actress and aspiring folk singer Emily Kinney knows it’s all about the title. That much is evident with the release of Kinney’s latest CD, called Expired Love.
Known for her role as Beth on AMC’s blockbuster zombie show, the title could refer just as easily to her character’s storyline as much as much as her own. But, as she discussed in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, The Walking Dead actress can separate the facts from the fiction and draw inspiration from her real life:
“On Expired Love, my inspiration has been trying to hold on to good moments in relationships and also move on,” she told the magazine. “For me, writing is so much a place where I can be really, really honest.”
The Walking Dead star elaborates further on the title, Expired Love, and how it relates to relationships gone wrong:
“Sometimes in relationships that don’t work out, you feel like you weren’t heard or you weren’t [understood]. For me, writing is being able to say something exactly how I want to say it and not worry if it hurts someone’s feelings.”
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Speaking of hurt feelings, Kinney’s character Beth has gone through as traumatic a series of events that one can endure following the gruesome death of her father Herschel in the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead in December. Emily dishes about what fans can expect from Beth as the show continues on through season four:
“You’ll definitely see [Beth] a lot. Not just with her character, but with a lot of characters. You’re going to get to really see what they’ve been thinking about. For example: What has Beth been going through this whole time? And what is her thought process, because some of that hasn’t been explored as much.”
Kinney also describes the feeling of losing cast members, which as The Walking Dead has proven throughout it’s run, can be at any time:
“Each time, it becomes harder and harder to lose people,” she tells Rolling Stone. “It’s interesting because, in this weird way, you start to live with the characters in a really cool way. You’re letting people in. That’s the key, right? That’s the point of acting. But then also as people. You almost can’t contain how you feel.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, The Walking Dead returned with dominating ratings, even besting the Winter Olympics in the prized demographic of 18-49 year olds. And while some have wondered whether or not The Walking Dead came back a different show, the fans have certainly responded favorably with no signs of slowing down.
Emily knows that with her TV mortality on the zombie thriller always in question, it’s nice to have music as a fall back:
“With acting, you’re always looking for a new job, and that’s kept me feeling grounded creatively,” she said. “I always have [music] to work on.”
Emily Kinney can be seen The Walking Dead Season Four, continuing Sunday February 16th at 9:00 p.m., EST.