Selfies have been the norm for people for years, but Ellen Degeneres’ Oscar selfie took celebrity selfies to a whole new level and these behind the scenes photos from the finale of The Walking Dead are no exception to the exceptional nature of them.
Warning: Spoilers for Season 4 of The Walking Dead ahead. Proceed at your own risk.
MTV released the images yesterday, showing the Walking Dead cast as they took last photos of themselves on set together. In the photo above, Alanna Masterson (Tara), Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Sonequa Martin Green (Sasha) pose together for a goofy photo.
Pictured above: Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Emily Kinney (Beth), and Scott Wilson (Hershel) pose for a selfie while filming the last scenes for The Walking Dead season 4. Showrunner Scott Grimple mentioned during his recent appearance on Talking Dead that after Grimple wrapped his death scenes at the prison, he told him not to shave his beard because they had an idea of what they’d be doing for The Walking Dead’s finale episode. In season 4, Kinney’s character is whisked away in a mysterious car, leading fan favorite Daryl Dixon to simply describe Beth as “just gone” when reunited with Rick Grimes. Her character’s fate remains unknown.
Pictured above: Norman Reedus (Daryl), Andrew Lincoln (Rick), and Scott Grimple (Hershel) pose for a behind the scenes photo. If this is supposed to be a parody of the “no evil” monkeys, either Reedus or Grimple hilariously got theirs wrong.
‘The Walking Dead’ Behind The Scenes ‘A’ Photos And Selfies
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Scott Grimple on the prison set.
Andrew Lincoln smiles as crew members touch up his bloody makeup during filming of a crucial scene.
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, and Chandler Riggs relax between takes.
Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, and Norman Reedus relax on a broken down car.
The cast of The Walking Dead on the prison set.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the finale episode, titled ‘A’ for the marking on the container Rick, Michonne, Daryl, and Carl are corralled to, brought in a record amount of viewers for the series’ finales with 15.7 viewers tuning in to see just what was going to go down once the characters reached Terminus. The city had been teased for the entire latter half of the Walking Dead season through a series of signs posted advertising a “sanctuary for all.”
When speaking with EW, Lincoln scoffed at complaints that the cliffhanger ending is pure torture for The Walking Dead fans. “Believe me, all of us have been going “How the FUNK do we get out of the car? How are we gonna get out? That’s all we’ve been saying very quietly on email for the last four months.” Lincoln also talked about how he started to go stir crazy with so little time on set, but was able to lower his golf handicap by 7 points.
Luckily for him, Grimes will be featured quite prominently in Season 5, given the fact that Farmer Rick seems to be no more.