The star reminisces about his first zombie encounter

By Dalton Ross
October 12, 2017 at 10:00 AM EDT

You never forget your first. That was the message from The Walking Dead star Andrew Lincoln when we asked him to name his favorite zombie kill ever from the first 100 episodes of the show.

“My favorite walker kill has to be always your first,” says Lincoln, referring to Bicycle Girl, whom he filmed with on his second day of the series. “I saw this woman on the floor wearing a green unitard and I didn’t know quite what was happening. And they just explained that it was going to be digitized out. But it was also just the beauty of the makeup and all of those kinds of things and it was also the essence of the show. I’ve always said it was the human behind the monster and the monster behind the human, which is pretty much the essence of the show. So I had to put her down.”

While that is Lincoln’s personal preference for favorite zombie kill, there have been others. “Gut bag is one of my particular favorites, with Norman,” says the star. “They’ve all been great. When I had to throw a stone in episode 2 and hit this poor guy. I think I knocked him down.… he hasn’t been back since.”

To watch Lincoln discuss his favorite zombie kills as well as see the walkers in question, watch the video above. And for more Walking Dead intel, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

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