‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3’s Governor to be “Sexy?”
Fans of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' and the Image Comics from which they derive their stories know that "The Governor" is one twisted and dangerous villain. Longtime readers will no doubt remember some of the hellish actions the Woodbury dictator inflicted upon our poor survivors, but is AMC's interpretation going a different route? Having a new look is one thing, but what recent comments by the cast suggest a bold new direction?
'The Walking Dead' fans, particularly those who were able to catch a first glimpse of David Morrissey in action as The Governor during the trailer premiered at Comic-Con 2012, are eagerly anticipating the premiere of 'The Walking Dead' season 3 on Sunday, October 14. In spite of a few cosmetic changes, we've been promised that UK actor David Morrissey's interpretation of the character will be every bit as dastardly as his comic counterpart, but a recent interview with series star Laurie Holden (Andrea) may perplex a few.
Those who have seen the trailer for season 3 no doubt observed that Andrea and Michonne (Danai Gurira) find themselves taken to The Governor's town of Woodbury, while Andrea herself seemingly develops a rapport with the man in spite of Michonne's reservations. Given actress Laurie Holden's words about the character in a recent MTV interview, their relationship might just run a bit deeper. Says Holden:
I can't give anything away, but I will say that he's charming, devious, sexy and unbelievably evil. I think people are going to be knocked out, because he's a wonderful actor, he's fantastic. I can't imagine anyone else playing the Governor.
Sexy? Sexy? Sure, David Morrissey is a more of a looker than his comic counterpart, and the AMC Andrea has a bit of a tendency to hook up with the bad boy (cough, Shane), but fans of the comic will remember that The Governor is anything but "sexy," or even remotely kind to women. We won't delve into any potential spoilers, but let's just say Andrea isn't the only woman who should have her guard up around the man, rather than swoon.
Show-runner Glenn Mazzara gave a much more enlightening vision of the character, saying:
I think he believes that this apocalypse is all about him. This is his opportunity to become a great man in world history. He'll be the one to rebuild civilization. He'll be the one to lead people out of the darkness, and they conquered the zombies.
Well, that's a tall order, for anyone. But that's what he wants. He feels that this is his opportunity. That makes him quite driven to achieve that goal. That's exciting to see what this man is willing to do to achieve that.
Regardless, we can't wait for 'The Walking Dead' season 3 and Morrissey's Governor to arrive on TV screens on October 14. Tell us what you're most excited about for season 3 in the comments!