Michael Cudlitz Talks About His First Days On The Walking Dead

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Michael Cudlitz Talks His First Days On Set

It’s been four years since Michael Cudlitz first appeared on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Despite leaving the show last season, the actor continues to spend time with the current cast as they tour the country to do fan panels.

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At one event, which was held to promote the Season 7 Blu-ray, Cudlitz opened up about some of his first days on set. He fondly remembers the cast calling and welcoming him to the Georgia set.

They’re truly a family on The Walking Dead.

“Don’t Get In Your Own Way…”

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“Right when we had showed up in Atlanta, I think pretty early on, I got an e-mail message I think, and maybe another voicemail message from [Rick Grimes actor] Andy [Lincoln] just welcoming us,” Cudlitz confirmed.

“I think I heard from Norman [Reedus] and also Steven Yeun,” Cudlitz said. “Very welcoming cast. You know, I don’t care what your resume is, what your history is, if you’re coming onto the number one show in the world while it’s in progress, at its height or the very beginning of its height, it’s not an easy thing.”

Cudlitz referred it to nerves and said he tried not to get in his own way.

Like The First Day Of School

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Comic Book writes:

“Cudlitz compares the experience to “an everyday job is the first day of school,” which comes with a true dedication to the job at hand. “And this is a great situation to come into, so far as people, whatever they say about myself, I bury myself in the work,” Cudlitz explained.”

“The work comes first before anything. I think if you put the work first and the storytelling first, everything else falls into place. If people see that as an example, or a good example, that’s great because that’s how it should be. It should all be about the work. The only drama on set on should the drama being filmed, and that’s not always the case in different productions.”

Does this make you love the series even more than before?

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