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The Walking Dead: A Sneak Peek of Episode 3 and a Q&A with Steven Yeun (Glenn)



The third episode of the so far, so good “The Walking Dead” is entitled “Tell It to the Frogs”, and AMC has released a sneak peek of what we can expect next Sunday. In addition, actor Steven Yeun (Glenn) discusses the pleasures of receiving a walker back massage, describes the smell of prosthetic intestines, and relates the grossest thing he’s ever seen.

The Walking DeadOfficial description of Episode 103 – “Tell It to the Frogs”:
Rick makes a decision to go back to Atlanta to retrieve the bag of guns and save a man’s life. Lori and Shane must deal with the surprising return of someone they thought was dead.

“The Walking Dead” is based on Robert Kirkman’s popular comic series. It chronicles the months and years following a zombie apocalypse. Frank Darabont is the project’s writer, director of the pilot, and exec producer with Gale Anne Hurd and David Alpert also exec producing. KNB is handling the effects, and Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey DeMunn, IronE Singleton, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Chandler Riggs, Steven Yeun, Michael Rooker, Emma Bell, Adrian Kali Turner, Linds Edwards, Keith Allen Hayes, and Jim Coleman star in the series.

Updated: Don’t forget to check out the Images From Episode 3.

Q&A with Steven Yeun (Glenn):

Q: You worked with The Second City in Chicago. Have you been able to use your improv skills in “The Walking Dead”?

A: Yes. There are moments where there are no written lines, but there are actions: Glenn and Rick run down the street with zombies chasing them, jump over a fence and get to the other side. You can’t just say nothing while you’re being chased by zombies. You have to scream, something. It might not be the most intense improv in terms of making up a whole set of dialogue and back story, but you kind of just speak freely.

Q: Are you scared of the walkers in the show?

A: Personally, I am more terrified of ghosts. It stems from the fact that it’s not tangible per se. It’s something I can’t physically harm. What does freak me out about walkers is that you can hit them, rip their arm off, let’s say, and they’ll still keep coming at you. It’s that persistence that is terrifying because it borderline-treads on that idea of a ghost, where I can’t do any harm to it.

Q: Have you ever seen a ghost?

A: Oh yes. It was one of those — what’s it called? Sleep paralysis? I woke up and I couldn’t move. It happens a lot to a lot of people. But I opened my eyes and saw a dark figure at the doorway just laughing. I freaked out, woke up, and then nothing was there. It was pretty much a dream. I don’t know if it was an actual ghost, but that was good enough for me.

Q: Did you get to know any of the walker extras?

A: I did get to talk to some of them. One gave me a back massage, which was nice. She said she used to be a masseuse so I said, “Ok, great.” I hope no fans were watching to see Glenn cavorting with the enemy.

Q: Then the cameras started rolling…

A: And she was snarling at me through a fence. It was pretty crazy.

Q: What did the guts of the walker you were smearing on yourself really smell like?

A: Oh my gosh, horrible. So horrible. All props to Greg [Nicotero] and his team. It was not hard to believe what was going on. It didn’t smell like what guts probably would, thank God, or I would have totally yakked. But it definitely had this chemically, rubbery smell. All I know is it looks ridiculously real. The moment we had it on us, Andy and I looked at each other in absolute disgust.

Q: What’s the grossest thing you’ve ever witnessed in real life?

A: We were playing hockey and my brother was skating backwards and he slipped and landed on his arm and his arm literally broke in half. His forearm was in two pieces. It wasn’t off, obviously, but his arm was bent in a way that it should never be bent. It was one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen.

The Walking DeadQ: What skill do you personally possess that would come in handy during a zombie apocalypse?

A: Maybe determination. Whatever I lack in size and strength and speed, I kind of make up for in being grittier. When it comes to something like basketball, I’m definitely not the best guy on the court, but I love elbowing and pushing people out or boxing them out. I don’t know. That’s where I get my joy. [Laughs]

Q: The director of Episode 2, Michelle MacLaren, told us she has a big rat phobia. Did you have any trouble shooting those scenes?

A: I’m such a jerk because I love animals. All I could think about was petting those rats and holding them, and I am that guy where I will want to make you enjoy it like I do. When I found out she didn’t like rats, I was like, “Michelle come on, just pet one.” I would bring them over to her. “Just pet it.” She would flip out. Flip out. She was pretty brave. Obviously, she wasn’t happy about the circumstances, but given the fact that there were live rats, like five of them, running around, she was pretty calm. She buckled down and said, “Alright, let’s shoot this.” She was standing on a stool, but she did it.

Q: Why weren’t you afraid?

A: I was a psych major in college, and I actually owned two white lab rats. I had to train them and I took them home so that’s just kind of missing for me. That’s probably where I would say I’m close to Glenn. I’m stupidly curious. I will go and touch anything until I find out that it’s very harmful. I’m kind of your Bart Simpson with the electric cupcake thing.

“The Walking Dead” runs on Sundays, at 10/9c on AMC! To stay up-to-the-minute on all things walker related, follow @WalkingDead_AMC on Twitter and visit “The Walking Dead” on Facebook. For more, including online extras for the episodes aired thus far, be sure to hit up the official “The Walking Dead” page on

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