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The Walking Dead: Q&A with Noah Emmerich (Dr. Edwin Jenner)



The short, six-episode first season of “The Walking Dead” may have come to a dramatic close last weekend, but that’s not stopping AMC from doling out more goods to fans of the show, and up next we have a Q&A with Noah Emmerich (Dr. Edwin Jenner).

In this brief interview with Emmerich, “The Walking Dead” actor reveals what his character, Dr. Jenner, might have whispered into Rick’s ear and why he’s personally so at ease when it comes to talking about brain synapses.

The Walking Dead's Noah Emmerich

Q: How comfortable were you with working in a lab and talking about brain synapses?

A: I’m actually pretty scientifically interested. I have a lot of friends who are doctors so the idea of the virus and the synapses in the brain and how the nervous system works was actually all pretty familiar to me. For me, in order for that stuff to have any sense of truth to it, you do have to understand what you are saying. I’m not one of those people that can just say words. Some people can, but I’m not that good of an actor to do that so I do need to know what I am talking about. So I did sort of learn the hypothetical of it all — I can connect the dots.

Q: Would you go crazy living alone in the CDC?

A: I think I probably would.

Q: What’s the most extreme thing you’ve ever done?

A: Making the show was pretty extreme. It was really hot in Atlanta, it was long days. It was very pressured — we had very little time to live with the material. The pages would come in the night before we were shooting; Frank was sort of doing his brilliant tinkering with the dialogue and the script right up until the very last second. And he’s obviously a brilliant writer and working with such great source material, it leaves the actors with very little time to absorb it. That’s sort of the fun of it as well.

Q: How many times did you chuck that wine bottle through the big room? Did you ever accidentally hit any camera equipment?

A: That was a blast — so much fun. I never hit any camera equipment though. No injuries incurred [laughs].

Q: So fess up. What did Jenner whisper into Rick’s ear?

A: “You know the most important thing to remember in life, like the most important thing in life? If I could tell you one thing that’s the most important thing to get by and have a happy life, it’s that — [Emmerich begins mumbling] — and that’s exactly what it is.” Did you hear me?

Q: Do you relate to Jenner’s decision to stay in the CDC?

A: I would love to think that I would be valiant and heroic, but we don’t really know that in life until we get there. And we’re fools to think that we could predict. I’d love to think that I would have been like one of the French.

Q: Jenner does everything he can to keep his promise to his wife. What’s the furthest you’ve ever gone to keep a promise?

A: I’d be breaking a promise if I told you.

Q: You’re starring in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Super 8, about an alien invasion. Did “The Walking Dead” help get you in the mindset?

A: I wouldn’t say so really. They’re not really related in that way. Although I will say that “The Walking Dead” got me in the mindset to do the video I wrote and directed for Funny or Die about zombies (see below). I’m not really a zombie genre guy, I’m not particularly versed in it. Doing “The Walking Dead” sort of turned me on to the whole thing.

“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, and Steven Yeun star in the series.

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 all six Season One episodes, be sure to hit up the official “The Walking Dead” page on

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Michael Werwie wrote the script for the project, which is told through the perspective of Elizabeth Kloepfer, Bundy’s longtime girlfriend, who went years denying the accusations against Bundy but ultimately turned him in to the police. Only nearing his execution, when Bundy began talking about his extensive and heinous murders, did Kloepfer, and the rest of the world, learn the true scope of his numerous and grizzly murders.

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Look for Season 3 to premiere on February 25th at 9PM ET/PT.

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Deadline is reporting today that we can expect to see the flick sometime this spring in theaters via The Orchard.

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