Walking Dead Actor Was “Kind of Bored and Unhappy” Before That Big Death
This post includes spoilers for the midseason finale of The Walking Dead (season 9). While Jesus may have met his end on AMC’s The Walking Dead, don’t weep any tears for actor Tom Payne. Even though he had been a touch tired with his character’s plot over his three seasons on the program, the actor was really rather delighted with the hero’s death that his character earned after three seasons. Meanwhile, showrunnerAngela Kang went with a tried-and-true excuse for why yet another character had to be killed off this season—despite the fact that Jesus is still alive in the comic books.
There should be enough of difficulties for the group to contend with when the series returns in 2019.
However, because Jesus is still alive in the Walking Deadcomics and looked to be on his way to a relationship with Aaron right before he died, some fans may have been reluctant to let him go.
“I had sort of reached a moment in the show where I was a little bit in stasis, and I was like, ‘Well, you know, I have to do something with my character, else I’m cool with getting killed off,'” Payne admitted in a startlingly honest interview with Entertainment Weekly.
- “Let’s do something, let’s murder some people, let’s kill myself, I don’t care,” he declared, implying that he intended to spice things up.
- “It was a shock when Carl died last year, but I expected a lot of people to die in the fight against the Saviors and just a few did,” the actor continued.
- Let’s embody the essence of this show.’ And I’m delighted to have been a part of it this season.
- “I’m pleased with it.” Payne said that he was dissatisfied with the program in the months leading up to his character’s death, citing, in particular, the ways in which his character’s depiction diverged between the original comics and the series.
- A significant amount of such content was never seen on the screen.
But I’m pleased that, in the end, we were able to include everything, and that’s satisfactory.” According to Payne, “you know, usually speaking, you’re satisfied on the program if you get one nice thing to do,” and “I’ve got a pretty cool beginning and an even better finale, and that’s enough for me,” he continued.
(For what it’s worth, though, he’s very certain that at least one of those characters ended up with another during the show’s six-year time leap).
This is what Angela Kang had to say: “For a program that deals with problems of life and death, as well as individuals who have heroic and surprise ends, it’s difficult because practically everyone you murder on our show or write out is going to be a member of some underrepresented group on television.” I hope the rest of television will follow suit.
We just seem to attract a lot of attention as a result of it.”
A Killed-Off ‘Walking Dead’ Character Will Return In Season 9B This Winter
What is dead may never be resurrected? While this isn’t true for all zombies on The Walking Dead, it is true for at least one recently-deceased character who will be returning to the show in some way, despite his recent death on the program. There will be spoilers below. Tom Payne’s Jesus was killed by a Whisperer during the enemy group’s epic reveal in the season 9A midseason finale as he attempted to slash something he believed to be a walker, but instead it was a person dressed in walker skin whododged the sword and knifed him in the back, according to the show’s official website.
However, he intends to return.
“There’s a six-year time jump in which a lot of stuff occurred, and there’s those strange markings on Michonne and Daryl,” Payne explained.
In addition, Jesus may have a hand in some of these events, according to the researcher.
Michonne also discusses how she was forced to make a difficult, unpopular decision in order to rescue everyone, which resulted in a division in the community as well as a rift with Maggie, despite the fact that they appeared to be getting along well when we last saw them during the Rick period.
- Despite the fact that we don’t know precisely when she departed to travel with Georgie, it appears that she was very much required to be present throughout “the terrible days,” whatever those may have been.
- As previously stated, Payne was very vocal about his dissatisfaction with the direction his character was taking.
- I’m curious how The Walking Dead will handle this flashback, because six years is a long time, and whatever struggle this was appears to have been rather substantial, so can it really be condensed into a handful of scenes or a single 40-minute “flashback” episode?
- This season’s first half did not have a single genuinely “poor” episode, which is something I don’t believe I’ve ever seen before on the show.
If you’re anything like me, you deserved more, but I hope you shine brightly when you return. You may find me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Read Herokiller, my new science fiction thriller novel, which is now available in print and online. I also wrote a trilogy called The Earthborn Trilogy.
‘Walking Dead’ Star Gets Candid About His Exit: “It Was Constant Frustration”
In the case of The Walking Dead The midseason finale of The Walking Dead concluded with a big shock for both comic book fans and show-only viewers: the death of Jesus (Tom Payne), a fan-favorite character who is still alive and well in the comics by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard. The Whisperers, the newest antagonists in the AMC zombie universe, are responsible for Jesus’ death in season nine. The Whisperers disguise themselves as zombies by wearing refurbished skin suits. As shown in the comics that served as the inspiration for the television series, Jesus comes face to face with the Whisperers on several occasions and survives each battle, including beating the community’s most lethal member in a two on one do-or-die brawl.
- Given his character’s tragic death, it’s understandable that series regular actor Jeffrey Payne would be saddened by his decision to leave The Walking Dead.
- After years of being dissatisfied with the direction his character was taking, Payne, who has been with the show since season six (and a regular since season seven), expressed his desire to depart in a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
- In Payne’s opinion, the character’s final stand was far closer to his vision for Jesus all along, making it a note he’s more than delighted to end his career on.
- “But I’m thrilled.” What was the process of putting Payne’s Walking Dead departure together?
- As you’ll see in the video above, Payne is excited about all of this and more, including the romance with Aaron (Ross Marquand) that never happened, what it was like filming his final episode with Norman Reedus and Josh McDermitt, and many other topics.
- I’m looking forward to everyone seeing it.
- For me, the program has always been about expressing myself.
They provided me with a fantastic conclusion, and I am grateful for it.
They were well aware that I would not be unhappy if they were to fire me.
I was quite dissatisfied with what the main character had been up to.
In the course of the struggle with the Saviors, the only individual with whom he came into contact was a man who was on his side.
He catches a grenade and throws it back at the attacker.
And he wasn’t put to any use at all.
I was prepared and eager to get started.
Their understanding was reciprocal, and they were certain I would be okay with it.
When the phone call came in, Angela was taken aback by how calm I was about the situation.
Andy and Lauren’s agreements had already been worked up previously, so this was the first time they were being discussed.
It would have taken a large number of people or a complete surprise for him to be killed, which is exactly what happened in the end.
No one is safe, and that is exactly what the program is about.
It was a mutually beneficial arrangement, and I was overjoyed with the outcome.
I couldn’t stop thinking, “This issofun.” “This is exactly what I had hoped to be doing!” I had the sensation that Jesus was experiencing.
It’s possible that it cost him his life in the end!
The entire event was a fantastic narrative in and of itself.
This is what the show is all about, and I just wanted to be a part of it in some way.
I ended up being quite fortunate in the end.
It’s a watershed point in the show’s development.
That was the primary cause for my dissatisfaction with episodes seven and eight.
It was a lot of fun.
I believe it is unjust to the audience to tease the viewers with Aaron and Jesus’s relationship in this way.
I’m glad they went ahead and did it.
If I just had that episode and then had to return to the Hilltop, would it be worth it?
You’ve already said that you didn’t want to see Aaron and Jesus in a romantic connection, as they are shown in the comic books.
I appreciated that they had a connection, but I didn’t believe that they needed to pursue a more formal relationship in the future.
“They should get together!” says the author.
That’s something I could imagine occurring.
That’s something I’m not sure of.
It was pleasant to have them converse since their sensitivities were similar to mine.
The Walking Dead’s Jesus is not only a beloved figure, but he’s also a beloved LGBT character in popular culture.
To be a part of that group and to provide exposure as a homosexual character on one of the most popular television programs in history has been an incredible experience.
However, I was unhappy that it wasn’t there in greater quantities.
During season seven, there was just one scene with Lauren.
However, there are still some individuals who are unaware that Jesus was gay.
However, even if you’ve lost Jesus, you still have Aaron and Tara (Alanna Masterson), and now Magna (Nadia Hilker) and Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), so there’s still representation on the program.
It’s a pity, though.
They could have earned a lot more money out of it.
That was something I was really looking forward to playing.
Other narratives, it seems, take precedence over this one.
As a result of the time shift, there are several potential storylines involving Jesus that audiences have yet to witness.
Sticking in the background or showing up merely for the purpose of showing up are not something I am interested in doing or being around for.
If the material is strong, I would be interested in learning more about it.
People had varying opinions regarding leaving the concert, and I was quite pleased with that!
While it was frustrating at times, I was glad that we were able to communicate this wonderful narrative via the play we were doing.
It’s exactly what I want to achieve in my professional life, and to be allowed to do so on this show.
I’m really grateful to Angela for putting me in this situation.
I adored the main character.
Nonetheless, there was a lot of promise in the character that was never fully realized.
I wasn’t sad to say goodbye to the irritation that had plagued me.
I’d been in training for two years at that point.
There was just a great deal of untapped potential.
It was fantastic when we were able to demonstrate what he was capable of doing this year.
(Laughs.) It’s just a normal aspect of being a member of a long-running series.
You’re always on the verge of jumping out of your seat, squeezing your hands together in the hopes that something exciting may appear.
The prospect of working on something that has a beginning, middle, and finish excites me because it will allow me to clearly see the character in front of me.
I was delighted to have a fantastic start, a fantastic scene with Lennie, and then a very fantastic conclusion.
That’s plenty for me. I’m glad it came to a satisfying conclusion in a lighthearted manner that had a significant influence on the plot. But, at the same time, I’m ready to move on from this situation. THR.com/WalkingDead.
The Walking Dead’s Tom Payne ‘glad’ Jesus was killed off
In 2018, Tom Payne’s character Jesus was killed off (Photo courtesy of Getty/AMC). Tom Payne, who plays Jesus on AMC’s The Walking Dead, has stated that he was ‘happy’ that his character was killed off. Yes, this is true. While many fans were heartbroken by Jesus’ assassination by a member of the Whisperers in the midseason finale of Series 9, the actor remained unconcerned by the tragedy. Tom recently expressed his views in response to a fan’s tweet, which read: ‘I was so thrilled when they killed you off The Walking Dead.’ Tom responded by saying: Tom answered with gusto, saying, ‘I was the same!’ Tom has expressed his excitement over Jesus’ time on the program before, and this isn’t the first time he’s expressed it.
- ‘Ultimately, it came down to whether or not I was happy in my profession, and I was simply like, “Well, I’ve been doing this for three years,” which was the longest he had ever worked in any acting capacity,’ he told Comic Book magazine.
- his plot didn’t appear to be developing too much.” And everyone was jockeying for position on that program and waiting for their chance to shine, and I was just getting a little tired of it all.’ Despite this, Tom has floated the notion of a Jesus spin-off series on the show.
- But I had to grow my hair out, and, to be honest, I really enjoyed it,’ he told The Express earlier in the year.
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The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 8 Recap: Jesus Dies as the Whisperers Arrive
It wouldn’t be a Walking Dead midseason finale without the death of a major character, and Season 9 was no exception to that rule. After Jesus was fatally stabbed in “Evolution,” Tom Payne joined the ranks of characters such as Chandler Riggs, Austin Nichols, Tovah Feldshu and others in the Episode 8 death club (a designation I made up). In terms of the season’s overall plot, his death served as a prelude to the revelation that the seemingly “evolved” walkers that have been talking and hunting for the last few episodes are not walkers at all, but rather living people who have been clothed in walker skin.
- Jesus was part of a search party with Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) looking for Eugene (Josh McDermitt), who was hiding from the herd in a barn because his dislocated knee was too injured to try to run with Rosita (Christian Serratos) (Christian Serratos).
- Even though the other guys were skeptics, Eugene presented a compelling case for the walkers’ evolving nature.
- And since it’s not exactly dead, it can change.
- This theory would be disproven by the end of the episode, but it’s an interesting one!
- The Walking Dead in the year 2049.
- The boys made it to a dark, foggy graveyard, where they became imprisoned since they couldn’t get the gate open and Eugene was too injured to get it up over the fence.
- Magna-ficent timing, you could say, if you were a bad person.
- Getting pierced through the side is one of the most Christlike things that’s ever happened to Jesus.
- Aaron screamed, some other human walkers ran in with knives, and the survivors managed to kill several of them before the fake walkers retreated back into the fog.
- It’s fair to say that Daryl and the gang are bugging out.
- It was scary and atmospheric and duck-stab combo made me yell “oh s-!” out loud as I was watching.
We’ll see if showrunnerAngela Kangcan keep the momentum going – the show is often better when it doesn’t have a singular human enemy and the characters are just reacting to each other within the group and to their environment (see Season 2 and Season 7 for evidence of each) – butSamantha Morton, who’ll be playing Whisperer leader Alpha, is a phenomenal, Oscar-nominated actor.
And as long as the material stays equally strong for Michonne and Daryl, the back half of Season 9 shouldn’t see a significant drop in quality.
We don’t know where he went or what he’s up to, but whatever it is it’ll be a nice change from being cooped up for eight episodes.
It’s time to let JDM have some FUN.
It’ll feel like a long wait from now until whenThe Walking Deadreturns Feb. 10. And that’s a good feeling. It’s like it’s 2013 again. I wish everything was still like it was in 2013. Holiday Gifts Inspired ByThe Walking Dead Ross Marquand, The Walking Dead Gene Page/AMC
The Walking Dead: Let’s Have a Chat About That Unexpected Midseason Finale Twist
Warning: This section contains spoilers for the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. At the very least, we can always bank on The Walking Dead to surprise us with something fresh season after season! After Andrew Lincoln’s departure, the six-year time leap, and the appearance of Rick Grimes Jr., the midseason finale on Sunday is likely to knock you off your feet even more than those previous surprises. It was a completely unexpected turn of events that brought the season to a close with the death of Paul “Jesus” Rovia, who had been a fan favorite since his arrival in season six.
- They made their initial “appearance” in episode seven, following Rosita and Eugene into a ravine and tricking them into believing that zombies were getting the capacity to communicate.
- Just as the gang is about to make it safely out of the walker-infested cemetery, one of the disguised Whisperers grabs Jesus and stabs him in the back, killing him instantly.
- A terrible blow for the gang, especially when they realize that they have been encircled by the remaining Whisperers, and the episode finishes with us wondering whether we will lose another fan favorite before the season’s nine episodes are completed.
- His death is yet another significant departure from the comics, though we should by now be accustomed to it (RIP Carl).
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the former series regular admitted that he had become dissatisfied with the path his character had taken over the previous several years and that he was relieved that Jesus’s final stand was more in accordance with the character’s position in the comics.
He’s the most capable member in the entire gang, without a doubt!
It’s an incredible show, and I feel really privileged to have been a part of it, but being the same character for so long without having anything interesting to do may be a little irritating.” Now that Jesus’s trip on the TWD has come to an end, the people of the established villages will have to face the Whisperers without the benefit of his war experience.
We have no idea how the tale will unfold, given how far the program has strayed from canon, but something tells us that there is a long way to go before the looming battle is brought to a close. Image courtesy of AMC
Here’s Why Tom Payne Asked To Be Killed Off On The Walking Dead
AMC After a lengthy and difficult run, AMC’s long-running zombie dramaThe Walking Deadwill air its last episode, bringing an end to one of the most tumultuous runs in the history of cable television, with the once-dominant show now boasting a much diminished fanbase. The show will depart the airways with a cast that is nearly totally different from the one that debuted on the air, with the exception of a pair of original cast members –Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride– who are still navigating the post-apocalyptic environment.
- Both of these factors were present in the instance of Tom Payne’s character, Jesus (sort of).
- “I’d even mentioned it last season, saying, ‘I mean, ’cause we’re having a battle, you know, and people aren’t dying,’ and it was met with laughter.
- If you want to murder me, I don’t care.
- “And then I was simply frightened — not worried — nervous about what was about to happen.
- And because Jesus is the most proficient combatant on the planet, it needs to be an organized attack on him or something he can’t stop himself from doing, else it wouldn’t be Jesus doing something.”
Tom Payne is quite happy with how Jesus departed The Walking Dead
To AMC’s credit, Tom Payne accepted the offer and expressed delight at the prospect of exiting The Walking Dead in such great style, as well as in service of progressing the plot by introducing the evil Whisperers through a kick ass combat sequence. “However, the manner in which it occurred, I believe, was quite interesting. I was saying it with the understanding that I would be fine with it. The narrative is everything to me, and if the story is excellent and they tell it the proper manner, I don’t care how they tell the tale.
As a result, I’m quite pleased.
The middle was a letdown, but the conclusion was fantastic, and I’m quite pleased with it overall.” Given that death does not usually spell the end of a character in The Walking Dead, many fans questioned if we will see Jesus return at some point in the series’ future.
“The Walking Dead world does not allow for the return of any characters, although there is always the chance of anyone returning.
‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Comments on Death of Tom Payne’s Jesus
Tom Payne’s character, Jesus, was murdered off midway through Season Nine as the first victim of the Whisperers, despite his character continuing to play a role in Kirkman’s ongoing comic book series. “We definitely had our motives for doing so. . they’ve been debated in great depth on the internet, so feel free to do some research if you’d like “When requested to provide an explanation for the death, Kirkman responded in The Walking Dead 189 letter section with the following. “I’ll just say one thing.
Furthermore, there was no better way for him to leave the world than at that moment, which was so skillfully scripted and directed that I believe everyone involved is quite pleased of the crazy premiere of the Whisperers on good old television.” The death of Jesus is the latest major deviation to reach The Walking Dead, which has already been forced to write off Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) — who are still alive but in other places — despite those characters continuing to be key players in the books.
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) are also still alive but in other places.
During a 2018 episode of Talking Dead, Kirkman explained that “that’s something that I’ve become accustomed to, and it happens from time to time on the show.” “In fact, if anything, it just serves to pique my interest.
At a convention appearance in December, Payne said that he “truly loved reading the comic books.” “Honestly, the comic books, I really enjoyed reading the comic books and I read them all because that was really the only thing that I had to go off of,” he added.
And so I kind of clung to the comic books for a long time, thinking, ‘oh yes, he does all this wonderful things,’ and I believe it was a contributing factor to a lot of my sadness at various points in my life.” The Jesus star, on the other hand, was obliged to “come to grips with the notion that, alright, it’s a different character, which is OK,” according to the director.
- “They gave me a completely different start in the act, which was fantastic, and I really enjoyed it.
- And then there came the finale, which I thought was one of the most memorable moments in the program, and I’m thrilled to have left my mark in that way “Payne shared his thoughts.
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Prodigal Son Star Tom Payne Was Over The Walking Dead When Jesus Was Killed Off
Fans were horrified when the iconic character Jesus was killed off in The Walking Dead, but actorTom Paynehas since gone on to a new popular series as the hero of the FOX serial killer dramaProdigal Son, which is ready to broadcast its season finale. Moreover, while fans of The Walking Deadmay have been disappointed by Jesus’ death, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan himself acknowledged that he was “just sort of over it.” The Whisperers, who established their mark on the series by dressing in the skins of walkers and hiding among the dead in order to attack their adversaries, were responsible for Jesus’ killing, according to the new storyline goes the story.
- Payne, on the other hand, has now departed the program, having spent three seasons among the survivors.
- “Moreover, I had pretty well completed what I had set out to do on the show, and I didn’t see the purpose in continuing to sit around and wait for something to happen.
- “And I just felt like my career and where I was heading had been on this upward trajectory, and The Walking Deadis really the cornerstone of my professional life right now, and it has really allowed me to stay the course.
- Except if it “truly pushes me and the part is worth it,” he says he will not do it.
He did, however, spar with a crazed Morgan (Lennie James) in the Season 8 episode “Monsters,” and he also participated in a friendly match against Aaron (Ross Marquand) in the Season 9 episode “Stradivarius.” The show’s creator, Robert Kirkman, has confessed that he was “disappointed” that two significant Jesus scenes from the comic book were not adapted for the television show, including a combat scene that would have pitted Jesus against then-Savior leader Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
2comments “They gave me a totally different beginning in the show, which was wonderful, and I enjoyed it,” Payne stated at a convention appearance in December of last year.
And then there was the finale, which I felt was one of the most memorable moments in the program, and I’m thrilled to have left my mark in that manner.
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‘They knew I was a bit unhappy’: ‘The Walking Dead’ star says he was frustrated and bored with his role on the show
Warning: There will be big spoilers for “The Walking Dead” season nine, episode eight, “Evolution,” after this paragraph. Tom Payne claims he did not receive a phone call from Angela Kang, the showrunner of AMC’s ” The Walking Dead,” when she was due to inform him that his character, Jesus, was being murdered off the show. “In the midst of a text conversation with my girlfriend, I noticed that Angela had phoned. Hah hah hah, perhaps it is ‘the call,’ as they say. And then I dialed her number, and she answered, “Payne spoke with INSIDER.
- If you’ve been watching the drama attentively, you’ll know that Jesus’ death has been reported for months.
- Payne, on the other hand, believed it was his time to depart.
- And so, when Angela phoned, I was completely unconcerned about it.
Payne had a request for the way his character went out on the show.
He wanted his exit from the program to be as memorable as possible if he was going to leave. Gene Page and the American Medical Center What Payne requested for Jesus’ exit from the program was “simply to make it extremely awesome because he’s a difficult guy,” Payne said of his request for the character’s departure. In order for him to walk out, it needs to be done in an extremely harsh way with a lot of people, or it has to be a complete surprise, which is exactly what happened.” And he died in a dignified manner.
- “It was actually really good,” Payne recalled of how his death scene played out.
- With this weapon, everything is so simple for him.
- Gene Page and the American Medical Center “Overall, I was rather pleased with the outcome,” he continued.
- I’d much prefer be in that position than continue to reside on the Hilltop for another few years.” Payne couldn’t express how thrilled he was to finally be off the Hilltop and able to participate in a sequence with the other participants in the race.
- “After three years on the program, I worked with a lot of different individuals at first, but then, while I really enjoyed working with Lauren, Xander, Katelyn, and Sonequa, that was pretty much it in terms of collaborations.
On the Hilltop, I felt a little stranded. So, for me, it’s just the opportunity to collaborate with Josh, Ross, and Norman on projects. That was very entertaining.”
A mutual decision to leave the show
On season eight of “The Walking Dead,” Tom Payne appeared in a scene that he described as “very good” and in which he played Lennie James. Gene Page and the American Medical Center Payne received his phone call from Kang late in the summer, but conversations regarding his departure had taken place much earlier. “It’s something that we started talking about at the beginning of the year and have continued to do so. The decision on which character to write out is influenced by a variety of variables, including the following: “Angela Kang, the showrunner, spoke with INSIDER.
Besides Rick and Carl Grimes, who are widely considered to be the program’s primary protagonists, there are two additional actors who have been written out of the show recently.
It’s a harsh and terrifying bunch of people.
Accordingly, there is a death in the comic book as a result of this, and so we knew that there would have to be some type of epic battle that led up to it, and we also knew that whomever ended up dying, their life should have mattered a great deal, and their death has an impact.
Gene Page and the American Medical Center After mentioning what Jesus’ life meant to other characters on the series, Kang continued, “Jesus was somebody who truly carried a torch of togetherness and unity for our people at a time when they may be more divided than they have ever been before.” “This is something that really contributes to the overall feel of the season.
- He emphasized that the choice was a joint one between him and the program.
- They were aware of my dissatisfaction, and I had stated, ‘I don’t give a damn what happens.’ All that remains is for us to murder a few more individuals.
- “Because there are so many characters on the program, it’s tough for everyone to find their own area, which I entirely understand.
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Concerns over backlash from fans
When a major character on a television program gets killed off, there is always a risk that there would be some type of backlash from the audience, especially if the character is homosexual. Numerous opinion articles have been published on how TV writers have killed off powerful LGBT characters on their programs. Despite the fact that Jesus is no longer on the program, there are still four prominent characters who are gay: Aaron, Tara, Magna, and Yumiko, who were just introduced. “Characters die on this program, and that is part of the appeal of it.
- Our title states that we do not take death lightly, and we do not regard them as if they are a casualty “Kang said himself.
- Some organizations are more outspoken than others.
- “This will, without a doubt, come as a huge disappointment to comic-book readers who are fans of the figure of Jesus.
- Rick continues to be the main character in the comics, and we had to write off Andrew Lincoln for the year.” Kang went on to say more.
- Our writers’ room has a tremendous amount of variety.
It is our goal to simply demonstrate that there is a diversity of individuals on television, just as there is in the real world, and we are happy of the way that diversity is represented on screen.” You can’t argue with the fact that “The Walking Dead” has always featured a diverse cast of characters from a range of various social backgrounds.
- Fans, on the other hand, he feels, will be outraged for a different reason.
- “To be really honest, I believe there would be a bit more of a backlash if anything like that happened.
- He specifically recalled a conversation he had with Negan during the fight against the Saviors.
- Jesus is engaged in a second battle with Negan “Payne was used as an example.
- At the conclusion of that season, I was a little dejected and disappointed.
- It’s a sequence that Payne wished had taken place on the big screen.
- After years of friendship, the two main characters in the comics have a romantic involvement with one another.
Is it true that they are or aren’t?
Gene Page and the American Medical Center “I understand,” Payne said when asked about the ambiguity around the Aaron and Jesus interaction.
Because we have the season premiere this year, but it was like seven years ago at this point.
And then, yes, we had these two episodes that are currently airing.
I thought that was a great little tribute to the comics and the possibility of a link between them.” Regarding those seeking for a confirmation on the couple’s relationship status, Payne and Kang both acknowledged that the two were simply incredibly good friends.
To see more of Jesus and Aaron, you’ll have to stick with the comic books. More information may be found at: Tom Payne claims that there was an extra sequence of him with a boyfriend that was deleted from the show.
Payne is keeping his long hair, for now
Recognize the truth. With his long hair, Payne is a sight to behold. Gene Page and the American Medical Center When Payne is no longer a part of the program, what will happen to his long locks that he grew out for the role of Jesus? If you’re concerned, Payne assures you that they will remain, at least for the time being. When Payne started laughing, he remarked, “That’s the thing.” “After two and a half years, and because there aren’t many male actors with long hair, I’m planning to maintain it because it could provide me an advantage in certain roles in the future.
- For the time being, I’ll leave things alone.” Of course, anything is possible in the future.
- Tom Payne revealed that he has been growing his hair out for more than two years in preparation for his part as Jesus.
- “They were quite courteous to me and provided me with a fantastic conclusion.
- “Because of this, even though I didn’t have much to do in the middle of the show, other from that battle with Lennie, which was fantastic, I had these two moments in the show to look back on.
The Walking Dead’s Latest Victim Breaks Down Shocking Midseason Finale Death
These spoilers are for The Walking Dead Season 9, episode 8, titled “Evolution,” which airs on AMC. Midseason finale of The Walking Dead saw Jesus slain in a brutally cruel manner, introducing us to new enemies The Whisperers for the first time and leaving us with one hell of a midseason cliffhanger to chew over for the next several months. Daryl, Jesus, and Aaron set out to help Eugene, only to find themselves trapped in a creepy graveyard, surrounded by an advancing army of walkers, which they were unable to fend off with their weapons.
Fans of Robert Kirkman’s comic books, where Jesus is still alive and well, may be surprised by the character’s death on the show.
(According to Payne, departing cast members receive “The Phone Call” at the start of filming the episode before their final, which is when they receive the following script.) Photos from The Walking Dead’s “Evolution” episode “I’d been on the program for three years, and I was starting to feel a little stale, so I was ready to go,” he says.
- And I told Angela that if he’s going to be killed, it’s going to take a lot of people to do it.
- I’m glad because I had a really good, pretty enjoyable start to the day, followed by a really fantastic finish.
- I’m rather pleased with how it turned out.
- “So there was some concern because there was someone on the floor who I shouldn’t have stepped on, and there was someone here.
- The ability to do so and then have a little fun with it was very enjoyable.” Because Jesus’ death did not correspond to the comics, Payne says that the rest of the actors was as surprised as he was at the revelation.
- As a result of my actions, there was a significant twist in the story for everyone involved “He expresses his dissatisfaction with Jesus’ lack of character growth over the last several years, expressing openly about his unhappiness.
- Okay, let’s either do something or simply kill me was my mentality at the time.
That was something I was very clear about.
You never know who’s going to die, so I was a little surprised by this.
And I’m sorry that it was me who was the big surprise, but that’s what the program is all about, and it’s a fantastic twist that I really enjoy, so I can’t complain.
I’m delighted that I’m able to startle people in this manner.” After a few episodes of build-up, Jesus’ death serves as an effective introduction for The Whisperers.
Payne feels that The Whisperers are apart from any other adversaries that the crew has faced in the past because they are psychic “They’re even creepier, more terrifying, and more diabolical.
The comic book version of her response is, “Don’t eff with me, or I’ll simply murder a bunch of you,” which is exactly what she ends up doing in the comics.” He goes on to say, “She is not to be trifled with, and she does not share the same set of morals as the rest of the group.
She’s just a cold, calculating woman who likes to rule the world.
In addition, having someone like Samantha Morton appear on the show is a plus.
I believe she’s an absolutely incredible actor, and I wish I had the opportunity to work with her.
However, I haven’t seen any of her work yet, but I have heard great things about it from other people, and I am looking forward to seeing it on the program.” In the comics, Jesus and Aaron become closer as time goes on, and the characters have spent a lot of time together on the show in recent episodes.
“I believe they were simply good friends.
And they were the scouts for their respective crews, which was something they had in common.
During the season premiere this year, which took place seven years ago at this moment in time, they were hanging out and catching up with each other.
As a result, I believe they make an excellent team in such situation.
Tara, I believe, was responsible for everything “He draws attention to this.
Considering that when we initially met him, he was out and about wandering about.
But it’s when he achieves what he desires and is able to venture outside the boundaries that he meets his demise.
What were your thoughts on Jesus’ death – were you relieved to see him leave, or were you sorry to see him go?
Please share your thoughts in the comments below, and for further information, please see our midseason finale review of “Evolution,” as well as our explainer on The Whisperers, which can be found below. Was this article of interest to you?