Fans of The Walking Dead know Michael Cutlitz’s red hair and well-crafted moustache well. Now while they impatiently wait for the show to come back to their screens Sunday, they can have fun following the @CudlitzStache Twitter account.
Cudlitz’s character, Abraham Ford sports an almost Fu Manchu like mustache, and fans enjoy it so much they made a Twitter account for the zombie apocalypse actor’s facial hair, dubbing it @CudlitzStache.
— TriCityHerald (@TriCityHerald) February 11, 2016
The account has the description: “I am a ginger colored sweater that keeps Michael Cudlitz’ upper lip & chin warm and cozy I hate razors and I collect crumbs” and the location of the account holder is stated as being “Michael Cudlitz’ Face.”
As reported by the Post-Bulletin, Cudlitz explained in an interview this week that Twitter users play with the account, and they also play with the fact that they don’t acknowledge it. He said, “It’s like, ‘What are you doing? I’m right here. I’m right under your nose.'”
While Cudlitz himself doesn’t usually comment on the Twitter page – as he doesn’t want to spoil his fans’ fun – he says he sometimes can’t resist and “will chime in with something like, “‘Hey, knock it off,’ or I say, ‘I’m going to cut you off,'” adding that “everybody gets nervous when you say something like that.”
— Glenn Quagmire (@gigittygang) February 10, 2016
— VAUGHN 😀 (@IdiotNews4U) February 10, 2016
While some of the tweets on the @CudlitzStache Twitter page are a tad NSFW, generally fans appear to be having loads of fun tweeting about facial hair, with one fan saying they must bring back Rick’s beard.
— Glenn Quagmire (@gigittygang) February 5, 2016
Besides admonishing fans, Michael Cudlitz has even tweeted his own occasional personal messages on the account.
— Michael Cudlitz (@Cudlitz) February 6, 2016
Michael was interviewed mere days before The Walking Dead returns on AMC with its mid-season premiere on February 14 at 9 p.m. ET. He explained that the show picks up with Alexandria overrun with zombies, as we all remember so well from the gut-wrenching last episode of the show.
According to Cudlitz, this is the ultimate test and will show whether the new characters in Alexandria have the strength to survive.
“In this episode we’ll see who is able to rise to the occasion and who gets crushed by it.”
Michael Cudlitz went on to say how fans are going to finally get to meet Negan, the infamous villain from the comic books on which the series is based. Negan will be played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Cudlitz reckons we’re going to love his character. Or at least, love to hate Negan.
According to Michael that is what the show needs at this stage, describing Negan as “Someone that you love that is bad that is just as beloved as the characters that he’s trying to kill.”
The character Abraham, himself, is feeling a little frisky in upcoming episodes, especially after we saw him hit on Sasha (played by Sonequa Martin-Green), while he is still having an affair with Rosita (played by Christian Serratos). Michael says there’s nothing wrong with that, adding, “It’s the zombie apocalypse. He’s human.”
Michael Cudlitz’s ‘stache even appears in an excellent caricature of the cast of The Walking Dead, retweeted on the @CudlitzStache account.
— Rich Nairn (@richnairn) October 16, 2015
Meanwhile as fans of The Walking Dead anxiously await the show’s return Sunday, an article on The Inquisitr offers a preview of the first four minutes of the mid-season premiere, ending in a serious cliffhanger. For those who don’t mind spoilers, the video is available on that article, ready to build the tension about Negan’s arrival on the scene.
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