Abraham Actor Michael Cudlitz Talks Walker Stalker Cruise
Michael Cudlitz and Josh McDermitt as Abraham and Eugene on The Walking Dead

Abraham Actor Michael Cudlitz Talks Walker Stalker Cruise

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-11-14    2 min read

Michael Cudlitz Walker Stalker Cruise 2017

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Fans absolutely love the Walker Stalker Cruise. Not only do they get to hang out with their favorite cast members from The Walking Dead, but they get to do it while sipping cocktails on the way to the Bahamas!

Creators and actors, past and present, sign up to attend to annual event. In 2017, besides Greg Nicotero, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Norman Reedus, Abraham actor Michael Cudlitz also came along for the ride.

In a rare, whiskey-soaked interview, Cudlitz spoke about the Walker Stalker Cruise.

Getting Seasick, Whiskey, And Fans

Walker Stalker Con | Photo Credit Website

“It’s been fantastic,” said Michael Cudlitz, who didn’t attend in 2016 because he often gets seasick. “I decided to come this year, wearing a patch and bands, and I haven’t been sick the entire time.”

Cudlitz enjoys how respectful the fans actually are on the trip. They get to ask tons of questions and there are times for photos and autographs, but the actors also get their privacy along the way as well.

The actor enjoyed the whiskey tastings, which involved the best sips from Canada to Ireland to Scotland and Kentucky.

Michael Cudlitz Talks Abraham Death

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Michael Cudlitz did speak about his role and the differences from the comic. Essentially, he knew his time would soon come to an end. Daryl had taken over in the series as Rick’s confidante, which was Abraham’s role in the comic.

“The show has been using Daryl for that – which I think is an awesome way to do it – any other characters who come in and also do that tend to come and go,” said the actor. “They don’t have the same relationship with Rick as they do in the comic.”

Specifically, he also added that show has a different circulation of characters than the comic book. This means there is a different structure. AMC’s version only focuses on survival and there are many ways to tell that story.

Cudlitz concluded, “It’s good for the show, because it allows the fans to fall in love with the characters and then suffer their loss…” as new characters come about.

Do you think we’ll see another Abraham cameo next season?

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Brock Swinson


Brock Swinson is a contributor at MMN, Airows, and Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He is also the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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