The Walking Dead Danai ‘Michonne’ Gurira On The Devastating Carl Grimes Storyline


Some fans didn’t like Carl Grimes, but the character certainly came into his own in the last few seasons and no one is ready to see his journey end. Actress Danai Gurira said she was particularly “devastated” by the news of this plot line.

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“I got a little depressed for a while,” said Danai Gurira about the news. “Straight up. You’re in the story. You’re in it, and you’re also in a family. It was hard,” concluded the actress who is also in the huge Black Panther movie currently in theaters.

On the small screen, Michonne and Carl Grimes are particularly close, so it’s likely these two actors spend a lot of time together between takes.

Actress Danai Gurira Talks About Carl Grimes

Carl and Lori Grimes on AMC's The Walking Dead
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Danai Gurira said she was “absolutely devastated” to lose this relationship on screen and on set. “Carl and Chandler are a blessing to Michonne and Danai. I adore Chandler, and [for] Michonne, Carl is her healer.”

Ironically, this is also true for Rick Grimes. Obviously, Carl is his son, but he’s also somewhat his north star. Whenever things get to rough for Michonne or Rick, they both think of Carl and work towards a “normal” family.

With Carl Grimes, it’s unclear how these two will function. Both Michonne and Rick are not ready for another loss.

Rick And Michonne Try To Protect Carl, But…

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“Everything she and Rick do is to protect Carl,” added Danai Gurira. “So this is kind of the worst nightmare realized for him to reveal [the bite] at the end of the last episode. These are very resourceful people who do everything they can.”

The actress also spoke about how her character and lead Rick to not stop or rest easily. “What do you when that’s what you’re facing?” she said. “So, yeah, I was devastated. Michonne was devastated.”

While Michonne is clearly going to be devastated, it’s also curious how Rick Grimes will react. Obviously, he’s going to be upset, but the question is how he will react to the situation and continue to lead his troops.

If Rick Grimes is unable to fight through his pain, he could make mistakes that get more people killed. Then again, he may need to go ahead and pass the leadership reigns to Maggie, who has had some time to grieve over Glenn.

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