The Walking Dead has been packed with shocking moments ever since season 6 started. Fans cried in disbelief when they saw their beloved character Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) being this close to being eaten to death by a zombie. Now they have been wondering if Glenn is really dead, or if he’s still alive and hiding somewhere.
It hasn’t helped that Steven Yeun’s name has been removed from The Walking Dead’s opening credits. In addition, last week’s episode teased fans by writing his name on the wall, and then erasing it towards the end of the episode.
In addition, The Walking Dead has been dragging out Glenn’s story, making fans go stir crazy. The actor and fan favorite is breaking his silence, but it’s not to talk about that heart-wrenching scene. Entertainment Weekly recently asked the actor his favorite day on set. Yeun said that one of his favorite scenes is when the whole group is reunited, which is a rare occasion as seen on recent episodes of The Walking Dead.
“I think, collectively, every first scene that we’re all in together of every first episode of every season is probably my favorite. It’s one of those where everybody is still nervous…”
“Even after six years we’re nervous that we have to shoot this show. We’re scared of making mistakes. We’re scared of not doing a good job.”
Yeun also revealed that being a part of a show like The Walking Dead where “everything is just chaotic and controlled chaos,” is the most fun. If Yeun’s recent comments are any indication, then fans may see more of Glenn in upcoming episodes.
“I mean, you just get into it with the group and everybody’s just firing on all cylinders and everything is just chaotic and controlled chaos around you. And that is always the most fun because after ‘cut’ we always look at each other, and Andy, Norman and I will be like, ‘That was awesome. We’re back.’ And that, to me, is my favorite part of every season.”
Hopefully, Yeun will experience more of those group scenes in upcoming episodes. If the rumors are true and his character is dead, then Yeun will have trouble finding other acting opportunities after The Walking Dead. In July, 2014, it was revealed by Project Casting that he’s writing and producing his own projects to help create more opportunities for Asian actors such as himself.
It turns out that being on the most watched TV show doesn’t always has it perks. During his interview with The Wrap, Yeun revealed that he has had trouble finding other acting opportunities.
“People ask, ‘So, how are the roles now? You must be getting so many.’ And it’s like, I don’t know if you know, but I’m Asian still. It’s not a complaint, that’s just how it is now, and I have to forge my own path through it and see that through. I think that if I had not been Asian, I probably would have a whole plethora of roles, at least to audition for, but it’s just not what has been written.”
And if Yeun’s character Glenn is indeed killed off, then it could be a lose-lose for The Walking Dead as well. According to a Nov. 10, 201,5 report via Deadline Hollywood, the AMC series has seen ratings plunge since there has been no resolution on the fate of Yeun’s character. It also hasn’t helped matters when the cable show has been up against Sunday Night Football.
Even if Glenn is still alive, his time on The Walking Dead could quickly come to an end, as previously noted by Bustle. Earlier this week, it was reported that The Walking Dead finally cast Jeffrey Dean Morgan to play one of the most terrifying villains known to their comic book readers. Negan’s arrival may suggest that he will have a storyline with Glenn, which won’t be pretty. But his rumored upcoming death won’t be as shocking and heart-wrenching as it was before.
What are your thoughts on The Walking Dead? Have you lost interest, not knowing what happened to Glenn’s character? Do you think Glenn is dead or alive still? Sound off below in the comments section.
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