Ok shamblersâ€¦ got something SPECIAL today for ya! Not only do we have the talented Chandler Riggs on deckâ€¦ oh no, we got a â€˜PG-13â€™ Zombieking! Thatâ€™s right boys and ghoulsâ€¦ no swearing this time! â€¦I might just pop a vein or somethingâ€¦I better clean up the body parts lying around the crypt tooâ€¦ anyway. On October the 16th (in 2 DAYS!!!)Â we will see him return for AMCâ€™s â€˜The Walking Deadâ€™ Season 2â€¦ Letâ€™s take a look at Chandlerâ€™s body of work so far:
Get Low (2009)
The Walking Dead Season 1- (2010)
The Wronged Man (2010)
The Walking Dead Season 2- (2011)
When I met him and his Dad at the Fanexpo in Toronto this year, he was a friendly and outgoing guyâ€¦ I didn’t even try to eat him! Then again, his Dad was sitting RIGHT THERE so I felt a little like I couldn’t have anyway…but enough jerkinâ€™ aroundâ€¦letâ€™s talk to him, Ladies and Gents: Mr Chandler Riggs!
CR: Sure (REAL NAME EDITED), er, Zombieking Hello, everyone, thanks for taking time to read & watch!
ZK: So Chandler, obviously I want to jump right in and talk about zombiesâ€¦ since we ARE â€˜zoimbieinfo.comâ€™ and all, but I wanted to chat a sec about some of your other workâ€¦The Wronged man is a Drama with Julia Ormond, and Get Low is a Drama/Mysteryâ€¦ with Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek and Bill Murrayâ€¦ was it intimidating to work with actors like that or did you just say to yourself â€˜Iâ€™m an actor, they are actorsâ€¦ no big whup!â€™
CR: Pretty much. It wasn’t intimidating because I did not know who they were, but I mainly worked with Robert Duvall and he was super-nice to me. Julia Ormond was awesome, maybe because she has kids, it felt like she was my temporary mom in our scenes.
ZK: Besides â€˜The Walking Deadâ€™, what else have you got coming up?
CR: a short film called Terminus, a pilot for a kid’s Cooking Show and after that either movie roles or back to school until Season 3 of the Walking Dead.
ZK: Wickedâ€¦ So tell us a bit about being on the set of the Walking Deadâ€¦ with the heat, and fitting in school, and the actual shooting of the showâ€¦it has to be a challenge!
CR: You don’t get distracted on this show because everyone is really focused and doing their jobs. I am home schooled on the set & they give me time, so it is way easier than actually going to school & doing it, which I had to do last year.
ZK: So, tell us about the Zombies, is it creepy, or just another day at the office for you when you see them now?
CR: Not really. We eat lunch with them and know they are normal people.
ZK: Do you like Zombies when they are fastâ€¦or slow?
CR: I like them slow because you can get away!
ZK: The show is fantastic, weâ€™ve been on board since they announced it was being made- whatâ€™s it like working with the other actors, any funny or interesting stories to tell from the set?
CR: Tickfestation in the woods and Cow patties in the fields. Steven Yuen had a tick in a private place and he was hilarious telling us about it.
ZK: I wonâ€™t be so brash to ask about any of the upcoming plots, besides I prefer letting it play out so I get surprisedâ€¦ but I will ask this, without giving anything away, has any of the scripts for season 2 surprised you?
CR: A lot of them have, one was pretty jaw-dropping, but I can’t say how. Sorry.
Chandler, I want to thank you very much for taking the time to chat with usâ€¦ we want to wish you all the success in this, and your upcoming projects, drop by anytimeâ€¦.but I doubt it will be this clean next time, the Zombiequeen made me pick up all the mess I left around the crypt for your visitâ€¦
Is there anything else youâ€™d like to let us know to keep an eye out for?
CR: My dad’s band JILLHAMMER has a new song on iTunes called “Camel Toe”. Buy it a lot because he needs the money! And buy their album BOONDOGGLE. It has a lot of swearing in it, Zombieking, so you will love it!
Wicked, thanks a bunch for the chat!
â€¦.phew! I made it! A whole interview without swearing! I deserve a treat, whereâ€™s that cheerleader I had locked up?
Oh, make sure you check out AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’ on Sunday, like I had to remind you…
Iâ€™m â€˜the Zombiekingâ€™ and this topic is now DEAD to me!
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