You never forget your first time. Especially if your name is Andrew Lincoln and the time in question is the first time you killed a zombie.

That’s what we learned when we asked The Walking Dead star to name his favorite Rick zombie kill ever. “I think it’s always your first,” says Lincoln. “I mean, it would have to be the girl with the teddy bear. Funny enough. I’ve just seen an image of that teddy in a package, and I went, ‘Is that the teddy from the girl that I shot at the gas station?’ And they went, ‘yep.’ I think it was that.”

But there is another famous walker kill from that same episode that still hits home for the star. “I think the other one in that pilot episode when I put down the bicycle girl was probably the most profound one,” says Lincoln because it’s when I understood what we were trying to do — is see the human behind the beast. And find some humanity, or lost humanity, in the monster.”

Watch the video above to see Lincoln wax poetic on the subject as well as the actual kills themselves And also make sure to find out the favorite zombie kills from Melissa McBride, Steven Yeun, and Lauren Cohan.

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The Walking Dead

AMC's zombie thriller, based on the classic comic book serial created by Robert Kirkman.

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